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1956 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1956 record6–2–1
Head coachRip Engle (7th season)
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Miami (FL)         8 1 1
No. 8 Syracuse         7 2 0
No. 13 Pittsburgh         7 3 1
No. 16 Navy         6 1 2
Air Force         6 2 1
Penn State         6 2 1
Pacific (CA)         6 3 1
Army         5 3 1
Holy Cross         5 3 1
Villanova         5 4 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Florida State         5 4 1
Cincinnati         4 5 0
Colgate         4 5 0
Dayton         4 6 0
Drake         3 6 0
Rutgers         3 7 0
Texas Tech         2 7 1
San Jose State         2 7 1
Notre Dame         2 8 0
Boston University         1 5 2
Marquette         0 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1956 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in New Beaver Field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 29at PennW 34–0
October 8at No. 15 ArmyL 7–14
October 13Holy CrossdaggerW 43–0
October 20at No. 5 Ohio StateW 7–6
October 27West VirginiaNo. 18
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 16–6
November 3at No. 17 SyracuseNo. 12L 9–13
November 10Boston University
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 40–7
November 17North Carolina State
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 14–7
November 24at No. 14 PittsburghT 7–7
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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