Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1959 Ivy League football standings The 1959 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. Penn was named champion of the Ivy League.

In their sixth and final year under head coach Steve Sebo, the Quakers compiled a 7–1–1 record and outscored opponents 195 to 74.[1] Barney Berlinger was the team captain.[2]

Penn's 6–1 conference record was the best in the Ivy League, earning the conference championship. The Quakers outscored their Ivy opponents 147 to 52.[3]

Penn played its home games at Franklin Field adjacent to the university's campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26 Lafayette*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 26–0 [1]
October 3 Dartmouth
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 13–0 16,184 [4]
October 10 at Princeton W 18–0 32,000 [5]
October 17 Brown
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 36–9 13,083 [6]
October 24 Navy*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
T 22–22 25,696 [7]
October 31 Harvard
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 0–12 15,660 [8]
November 7 Yale
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 28–12 25,102 [9]
November 14 at Columbia W 24–6 46,000 [10]
November 26 Cornell
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
W 28–13 23,661 [11]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Football Fact Book: All-Time Year-by-Year". Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania. p. 156. https://pennathletics.com/sports/2019/8/25/football-fact-book.aspx. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. "Football Fact Book: All-Time Team Captains". Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania. p. 98. https://pennathletics.com/sports/2019/8/25/football-fact-book.aspx. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  3. "Year-by-Year History". Ivy League Football Media Guide. Princeton, N.J.: Ivy League. 2017. p. 22. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. Danzig, Allison (October 4, 1959). "Quakers Conquer Dartmouth, 13-0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  5. Sheehan, Joseph M. (October 11, 1959). "Penn Beats Princeton, 18-0; Reserves Excel". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Effrat, Louis (October 18, 1959). "Quakers, Led by Doelling, Overwhelm Brown, 36 to 9". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Danzig, Allison (October 25, 1959). "Penn Ties Navy, 22-2; Quakers in Rally". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Teague, Robert L. (November 1, 1959). "Boulris' Two Touchdowns Pace Harvard Eleven's 12-0 Verdict". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. Danzig, Allison (November 8, 1959). "Penn Defeats Yale, 28-12; Doelling Excels". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. Danzig, Allison (November 15, 1959). "Penn Tops Columbia; Singleton Excels". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  11. Danzig, Allison (November 27, 1959). "Penn Conquers Cornell with Rally in Second Half and Captures Ivy Title". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. 41.

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