1897 Penn Quakers football team

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1897 Penn Quakers football
National champion (Billingsley, Helms, Houlgate, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1897 record 15–0
Head coach George Washington Woodruff (6th season)
Captain John Minds
Home stadium Franklin Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →

The 1897 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania in the 1897 college football season. The team finished with a 15–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation, and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] They outscored their opponents 463 to 20.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 22 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA W 17–0  
September 25 Franklin & Marshall Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 33–0  
September 29 Washington & Jefferson Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 18–4  
October 2 Bucknell Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 33–0  
October 6 Gettysburg Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 57–0  
October 9 Lehigh Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 58–0  
October 13 Virginia Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 42–0  
October 16 Dartmouth Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 34–0  
October 20 Penn State Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 24–0  
October 23 Lafayette Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 46–0  
October 30 at Brown Providence, RI (rivalry) W 40–0  
November 6 Carlisle Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 20–10  
November 13 Wesleyan Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA W 22–0  
November 20 Harvard Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry) W 15–6  
November 25 Cornell Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry) W 4–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ 1897 University of Pennsylvania football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 8, 2013.