1892 Penn Quakers football
ConferenceIndependent
1892 record15–1
Head coachGeorge Washington Woodruff (1st season)
CaptainCharles Schoff
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1892 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn         15 1 0
Yale         13 0 0
Princeton         12 2 0
Harvard         10 1 0
North Carolina         5 1 0
Chicago         8 4 1
Sewanee         5 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Illinois         7 4 1
Georgetown         4 2 1
Colorado         3 2 0
Virginia         3 2 1
California         2 1 1
Stanford         1 0 2
Vanderbilt         4 4 0
Alabama         2 2 0
Auburn         2 2 0
Notre Dame         1 0 1
[[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]         1 1 0
Washington         1 1 0
Utah         0 1 0
Rutgers         3 5 1
Tennessee         2 5 0
[[{{{school}}}|Lafayette]]         5 7 0
Georgia Tech         0 3 0
Maryland         0 3 0
Lehigh         3 6 0

The 1892 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania in the 1892 college football season. The Quakers finished with a 15–1 record in their first year under head coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, George Washington Woodruff. Significant games included victories over Penn State (20–0), Navy (16–0), Lafayette (8–6 and 10–4), and Princeton (6–4), and its sole loss to undefeated national champion Yale (0–28). The 1892 Penn team outscored its opponents by a combined total of 405 to 52.[1][2] Penn halfback Harry Thayer was selected by both Walter Camp and Caspar Whitney as a first-team player on the 1892 College Football All-America Team.[3][4]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28at Swarthmore Swarthmore, PAW 22–0 [5]
October 1 Penn State PhiladelphiaW 20–0 [6]
October 5 [[{{{school}}}|Haverford]] PhiladelphiaW 56–0 [7]
October 11at Virginia Charlottesville, VAW 32–0 [8]
October 12at NavyW 16–0 [9]
October 15at Crescent Athletic Club
W 23–0[10]
October 19 Dickinson PhiladelphiaW 78–0 [11]
October 21 Williams
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 50–03,000[12]
October 22 Franklin & Marshall
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 34–0 [13]
October 26at Lafayette Easton, PAW 8–6 [14]
October 29 Chicago Athletic Club
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 12–10> 3,000[15]
November 5 Princeton W 6–415,000[17]
November 8 Lehigh
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 4–0
November 12vs. Yale (rivalry)
  • Manhattan Field
  • New York, NY
L 0–28> 8,000[18]
November 16 Lafayette
  • University grounds
  • Philadelphia
W 10–4 [19]
November 24 Wesleyan PhiladelphiaW 34–0 [20]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1892 Pennsylvania Quakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/pennsylvania/1892-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. "Walter Camp Football Foundation". Archived from the original on 2009-03-30. https://web.archive.org/web/20090330065940/http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards.
  4. "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.
  5. "Opening of the Football Season". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. September 29, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16813612/opening_of_the_football_season/.
  6. "College Players Kick the Leather". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 7. October 2, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/image/168291684/?terms=football.
  7. "University vs. Haverford". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 6. October 6, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16813744/university_vs_haverford/.
  8. Newspapers.com "University Kickers Win: Pennsylvania Defeats the Virginia Collegians at Football by Thirty-Two Points to Nothing". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 12, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16813816/university_kickers_win_pennsylvania/}via=Newspapers.com.
  9. "Foot-Ball at Annapolis: Pennsylvanians Defeat the Naval Cadets by 16 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 6. October 13, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16815963/football_at_annapolis_pennsylvanians/.
  10. "Played Good Foot Ball: Pennsylvania 'Varsity Team's Excellent Showing". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 8. October 16, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16815990/played_good_foot_ball_pennsylvania/.
  11. "Another Victory for Red and Blue: University Defeats Dickinson at Football Seventy-eight Points to Nothing". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 20, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16816013/another_victory_for_red_and_blue/.
  12. "Inter-University Foot-Ball: Pennsylvania Defeats Williams by a Score of 50 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 8. October 22, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16816033/interuniversity_football/.
  13. "'Varsity Wins Again: The Red and Blue Easily Downs Franklin and Marshall". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. October 23, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16816047/varsity_wins_again_the_red_and_blue/.
  14. "Pennsylvania Has a Very Close Call". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 27, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16815865/pennsylvania_has_a_very_close_call/.
  15. "'Varsity Victorious: The Chicago Eleven Defeated in a Hard Game". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 15. October 30, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16816066/varsity_victorious_the_chicago_eleven/.
  16. Some sources, including SR/College Football, refer to the game having been played at Manheim, Pennsylvania, some 80 miles west of Philadelphia. However, the contemporaneous account in The Times clearly states that the game was played at the Germantown Cricket Club which was located on Manheim Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
  17. "The Tigers Downed: The Red and Blue Waves Above the Orange and Black". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 1. November 6, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16514622/the_tigers_downed_the_red_and_blue/.
  18. "Yale Colors Still Wave Triumphant". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1. November 13, 1882. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16815917/yales_colors_still_wave_triumphant/.
  19. "Pennsylvania 10 Lafayette 4". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. November 17, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16816094/pennsylvania_10_lafayette_4/.
  20. "Wesleyan Was Easy: The Red and Blue Triumphs Over the Red and Black". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. November 25, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16816114/wesleyan_was_easy_the_red_and_blue/.
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