1952 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Record7–2–1
Head coach
CaptainJoe Gratson, Stewart Scheetz
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hofstra     8 1 0
No. 19 Princeton     8 1 0
Franklin & Marshall     7 1 0
Villanova     7 1 1
Holy Cross     8 2 0
Yale     7 2 0
Penn State     7 2 1
No. 14 Syracuse     7 3 0
Bucknell     6 3 0
Colgate     6 3 0
Pittsburgh     6 3 0
Carnegie Tech     4 3 0
Harvard     5 4 0
Boston University     5 4 1
Penn     4 3 2
Army     4 4 1
Boston College     4 4 1
Tufts     3 4 1
Drexel     3 4 0
Fordham     2 5 1
NYU     2 5 1
Columbia     2 6 1
Brown     2 7 0
Cornell     2 7 0
Dartmouth     2 7 0
Temple     2 7 1
Buffalo     1 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1952 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in New Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20TempleW 20–1315,889[2]
September 27Purdue
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
T 20–2020,506
October 4William & Mary
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 35–2322,848
October 11at West VirginiaNo. 20W 35–2118,500
October 18NebraskadaggerNo. 19
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 10–028,551
October 25at No. 1 Michigan StateNo. 17L 7–3451,162[3]
November 1at No. 17 PennW 14–767,000[4]
November 8at SyracuseNo. 15L 7–2516,000
November 15Rutgers
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 7–615,957[5]
November 22at No. 16 PittsburghW 17–053,766
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Smith, Chester L. (September 21, 1952). "Lions Whip Temple, 20-13". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. p. 61 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ George S. Alderton (October 26, 1952). "Spartan '11' Entertains Grads, 34 to 7". Lansing State Journal. pp. 57, 61 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Hughes, Carl (November 2, 1952). "Nittany Lions Continue Mastery over Penn on Defensive Skill, 14-7". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Hughes, Carl (November 16, 1952). "Penn State Rallies to Nip Rutgers on Leonard's Extra Point, 7-6". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. p. 62 – via Newspapers.com.