Penn–Princeton football rivalry

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Penn–Princeton football rivalry
First meeting November 11, 1876
Princeton 6, Penn 0
Latest meeting November 4, 2017
Penn 38, Princeton 35
Next meeting TBA

The Penn–Princeton football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Penn Quakers and Princeton Tigers.[1][2] Princeton won the first 28 contests in this rivalry that started in 1876, it is the 5th oldest football rivalry in the Ivy League. (Columbia-Yale:1872; Princeton-Yale:1873; Columbia-Princeton:1874; Harvard-Yale: 1875; Penn-Princeton:1876; Columbia-Princeton:1877; Harvard-Princeton:1877; Columbia-Penn:1878; Penn-Yale:1879; Brown-Yale:1880; Harvard-Penn:1881; Dartmouth-Harvard:1882 and Dartmouth-Yale:1884). Penn's first victory over Princeton was in 1892 and after another Penn victory in 1894, the contest was suspended until 1935, since the resumption of the series Penn has won 40 games and Princeton has won 36 games with one game ending in a tie (1942). Since the Ivy League was officially formed in 1956 Princeton has won 31 games and Penn has won 31 games. Penn and Princeton have played 109 times since 1876. Beginning in 2018 Penn and Princeton will play against each other in the final game of the season.

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