1912 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1912 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Football 1912.jpg
Co-national champion (NCF)
Conference Independent
1912 record 8–0
Head coach Bill Hollenback (2nd year of 2nd stint; 3rd overall season)
Home stadium New Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1911
1913 →
1912 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn State         8 0 0
Notre Dame         7 0 0
Washington         6 0 0
Carlisle         12 1 1
Maryland         6 1 1
Dartmouth         7 2 0
Navy         6 3 0
Army         5 3 0
Montana         4 3 0
Idaho         2 2 0
Oregon Agricultural         3 4 0
Washington State         2 3 0
Oregon         2 5 0
Pittsburgh         3 6 0

The 1912 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Penn State University during the 1912 college football season. The second of Penn State's retrospective national champions,[1] the team was undefeated and only scored upon once (6 points by Cornell).[2] This team is known for playing the first of a series of games against eventual rival Ohio State, in which the Buckeyes forfeited because of the alleged rough play[3] of the Nittany Lions once the score was 37–0. The official score was 1–0, but the gameball lists the score as 37–0.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Carnegie Tech New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 41–0  
October 12 Washington & Jefferson New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 30–0  
October 19 at Cornell Percy FieldIthaca, NY W 29–6  
October 26 Gettysburg New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 25–0  
November 2 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 14–0  
November 9 Villanova New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 71–0  
November 16 at Ohio State Ohio FieldColumbus, OH W 37–0  
November 28 at Pittsburgh Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 38–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1910-1914)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ohio State Team Guide 2017" (PDF). Retrieved January 17, 2018.