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.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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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