1896 Penn Quakers football team

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1896 Penn Quakers football
Conference Independent
1896 record 14–1
Head coach George Washington Woodruff (5th season)
Captain Charles Wharton
Home stadium Franklin Field
Seasons
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The 1896 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania in the 1896 college football season. The Quakers finished with a 14–1 record in their fifth year under head coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, George Washington Woodruff. Significant games included victories over Navy (8–0), Carlisle (21–0), Penn State (27–0), Harvard (8–6), and Cornell (32–10), and its sole loss against undefeated national champion Lafayette (4–6). The 1896 Penn team outscored its opponents by a combined total of 326 to 24.[1][2]

Five Penn players received recognition on the 1896 College Football All-America Team: end Charlie Gelbert (consensus 1st team);[3] guards Charles Wharton (consensus 1st team),[3] Wylie G. Woodruff (consensus 1st team),[3] and L. J. Uffenheimer (Leslie's Weekly, 2nd team);[4] and fullback John Minds (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1st team).[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 26 at Franklin & Marshall W 24–0 [6]
September 30 Gettysburg W 32–0 1,500 [7]
October 3 Bucknell
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 40–0 2,500 [8]
October 7 at Navy W 8–0
October 10 Dartmouth
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 16–0
October 14 Virginia
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 20–0
October 17 Lehigh
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 34–0
October 21 Amherst
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 14–0
October 24 Lafayette
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
L 4–6
October 28 Brown (rivalry)
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 16–0
November 3 Dickinson
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 30–2
November 7 Carlisle
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 21–0
November 14 Penn State
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 27–0
November 21 Harvard (rivalry)
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 8–6
November 26 Cornell (rivalry)
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 32–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896 Pennsylvania Quakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001. 
  5. ^ "The Inquirer's All-American Team: This Organization is a Hard One to Pick, but Here is the Best". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1896-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Penn's Initial Showing Is Poor: She Defeats Franklin and Marshall by Only 24 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia). September 27, 1896. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Quaker Kickers Play a Good Football". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 1, 1896. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "More Good Work By Penn's Team: Bucknell's Team Downed by a Score of Forty Points". The Times (Philadelphia). October 4, 1896. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.