1954 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 20
1954 record7–2
Head coach
CaptainDon Balthaser, Jim Garrity
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Carnegie Tech     7 0 1
Boston College     8 1 0
Boston University     7 2 0
Hofstra     7 2 0
No. 20 Penn State     7 2 0
Tufts     6 2 0
Brown     6 2 1
Drexel     5 2 0
Bucknell     6 3 0
Colgate     5 2 2
Princeton     5 3 1
Yale     5 3 1
Cornell     5 4 0
Harvard     4 3 1
Syracuse     4 4 0
Pittsburgh     4 5 0
Franklin & Marshall     3 5 0
Temple     3 5 0
Dartmouth     3 6 0
Holy Cross     3 7 0
Buffalo     2 7 0
Fordham     1 7 1
Columbia     1 8 0
Villanova     1 9 0
Penn     0 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1954 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in New Beaver Field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25at No. 6 IllinoisW 14–1254,094
October 2at SyracuseNo. 10W 13–018,000
October 9VirginiaNo. 12W 34–721,820
October 16No. 14 West VirginiadaggerNo. 9
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
L 14–1932,384
October 23at No. 20 TCUL 7–2015,000
October 30at PennW 35–1333,146[2]
November 6Holy Cross
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 39–725,383[3]
November 13Rutgers
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 37–1416,623[4]
November 20at PittsburghW 13–047,266
  • 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. ^ Hughes, Carl (October 31, 1954). "Penn State Rolls over Penn, 35-13". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. sect. 4, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Hughes, Carl (November 7, 1954). "Lions Crush Holy Cross, 39-7". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. sect. 4, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Smith, Chester L. (November 14, 1954). "Lions Wallop Rutgers, 37-14". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. sect. 4, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.