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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1961 Ivy League football standings The 1961 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. Penn finished seventh in the Ivy League.

In their second year under head coach John Stiegman, the Quakers compiled a 2–7 record and were outscored 194 to 42.[1] Mike Natale was the team captain.[2]

Penn's 1–6 conference record was the second-worst in the Ivy League standings. The Quakers were outscored 167 to 22 by Ivy opponents.[3]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30 Lafayette*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 14–7 14,411 [4]
October 7 Dartmouth
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 0–30 12,596 [5]
October 14 at Princeton L 3–9 22,000 [6]
October 21 Brown
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 7–0 6,867 [7]
October 28 Rutgers*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 6–20 14,996 [8]
November 4 Harvard
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 6–37 15,345 [9]
November 11 Yale
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 0–23 14,093 [10]
November 18 at Columbia L 6–37 17,066 [11]
November 25 Cornell
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 0–31 12,204 [12]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  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. 23. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. "Penn Turns Back Lafayette, 14 to 7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S15. October 1, 1961.
  5. McGowen, Deane (October 8, 1961). "Hard-Charging Dartmouth Overpowers Penn, Yielding Only 4 First Downs". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4.
  6. Adams, Frank S. (October 15, 1961). "Princeton Downs Pennsylvania, 9-3". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. "Penn's McCarthy Runs 43 Yards for Score as Brown Bows, 7-0". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. October 22, 1961.
  8. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 29, 1961). "Rutgers Continues as Easts' Major Unbeaten Football Team by Halting Penn". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S2.
  9. Effrat, Louis (November 5, 1961). "Harvard Running Trims Penn, 37-6, in 3d Ivy Victory". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. White, Gordon S., Jr. (November 12, 1961). "Running of Yale Beats Penn, 23-0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  11. Effrat, Louis (November 19, 1961). "Columbia Wins, Clinches Ivy Title Tie; Lions Crush Penn". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  12. White, Gordon S., Jr. (November 26, 1961). "Cornell Trims Penn, 31-0, with Telesh and Lampkins Scoring Twice Each". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S3.