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1891 Penn Quakers football
ConferenceIndependent
1891 record11–2
Head coachWoody Wagenhorst (4th season)
CaptainTed Church
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Georgetown         2 2 0
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania in the 1891 college football season. The Quakers finished with an 11–2 record in their fourth year under head coach E. O. Wagenhorst. Significant games included victories over Rutgers (32–6), Lafayette (15–6 and 12–10), and Lehigh (42–0 and 32–0), and losses to Princeton (0–24) and undefeated national champion Yale (0–48). The 1891 Penn team outscored its opponents by a combined total of 267 to 109.[1][2] Penn center John Adams was selected by Caspar Whitney as a first-team player on the 1891 College Football All-America Team.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3 Penn graduates
T 4–4400[4][5]
October 8 Schuylkill Navy
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 24–0 [6]
October 10 [[{{{school}}}|Haverford]]
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 34–0 [7]
October 17at Orange Athletic Club
W 26–01,000[8]
October 21 Rutgers
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 32–6500[9]
October 24at Lehigh Bethlehem, PAW 42–02,000[10]
October 28 Lafayette PhiladelphiaW 15–6 [11]
October 31 Trinity
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 28–51,500[12]
November 7 Princeton Philadelphia (rivalry)L 0–244,000[13]
November 14vs. Yale (rivalry)
  • Manhattan Field
  • New York, NY
L 0–485,000[14]
November 18at Lafayette Easton, PAW 12–10 [15]
November 21 Lehigh PhiladelphiaW 32–0
November 25vs. Wesleyan
  • Manhattan Field
  • New York, NY
W 18–102,500[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1891 Pennsylvania Quakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/pennsylvania/1891-schedule.html. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. "Pennsylvania Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/pennsylvania/1890-1894_yearly_results.php. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2014/Awards.pdf. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  4. "Between the Goals: The 'Varsity Team's Poor Showing with the Graduates; It Results in a Draw". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. October 4, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16846761/between_the_goals_the_varsity_teams/.(team identified as "an eleven composed of graduates of Pennsylvania)
  5. "Football Season at Hand Again: University of Pa. Play a Tie Game with All Philadelphia". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 4, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16846841/football_season_at_hand_again/.(opponent called "All Philadelphia"; attendance 400)
  6. "U. of P., 24; A. C. S. N., 0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 2. October 9, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16846925/u_of_p_24_a_c_s_n_0/.
  7. "Kicking at the Goals: The 'Varsity Team Wins Another Well Played Game". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. October 11, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16847007/kicking_at_the_goals_the_varsity_team/.
  8. "Rah! For the 'Varsity: The Orange Athletic Club's Eleven Easily Defeated by U. of P.". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 18, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16847094/rah_for_the_varsity_the_orange/.
  9. "Pennsylvania Wins Easily From the Rutgers Eleven". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 2. October 22, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16847317/pennsylvania_wins_easily_from_the/.
  10. "Lehigh Men Badly Beaten by the University of Pennsylvania". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. October 25, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16847400/lehigh_men_badly_beaten_by_the/.
  11. "Lafayette Plays a Stiff Game Against the 'Varsity". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. October 29, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16847467/lafayette_plays_a_stiff_game_against/.
  12. "Kicking the Leather: With a Patched-Up Team the 'Varsity Defeats Trinity". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. November 1, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16847550/kicking_the_leather_with_a_patchedup/.
  13. "Princeton's Game: The Jersey Tiger Wins by a Score of 24 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 9. November 8, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492577/princetons_game_the_jersey_tiger_wins/.
  14. "Yale Scores 48 Pennsylvania 0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. November 15, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16846467/yale_scores_48_pennsylvania_0/.
  15. "The University Wins: Lafayette's Team Defeated in Closely-Contested Game". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. November 19, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16846590/the_university_wins_lafayettes_team/.
  16. "Pennsylvania Won: They Capture Third Place by Defeating Wesleyan". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 2. November 26, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16846370/pennsylvania_won_they_capture_third/.
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