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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1976 Ivy League football standings The 1976 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Penn tied for last place in the Ivy League.

In their sixth year under head coach Harry Gamble, the Quakers compiled a 3–6 record and were outscored 159 to 90.[1] Robert Graustein, Robert Mardula and William Petuskey were the team captain.[2]

Penn's 2–5 conference record placed it in a four-way tie for fifth place, at the bottom of the Ivy League standings. The Quakers were outscored 121 to 55 by Ivy opponents.[3]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 18 at Dartmouth L 0–20 11,300 [4]
September 24 Lehigh*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 20–24 9,305 [5]
October 2 Columbia
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 10–14 6,688 [6]
October 9 at Brown W 7–6 1,200 [7]
October 16 at Lafayette*
W 15–14 10,000 [8]
October 23 Yale
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 7–21 15,101 [9]
October 30 at Princeton W 10–9 10,000 [10]
November 6 Harvard
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 8–20 8,423 [11]
November 13 at Cornell L 13–31 9,000 [12]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. "Football Fact Book: All-Time Year-by-Year". Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania. p. 157. 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. pp. 27-28. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. "Dartmouth Defense Helps Pin 20-0 Loss on Penn". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. September 19, 1976.
  5. Livingston, Bill (September 25, 1976). "Lehigh Tips Penn in Last Minute". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-C. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56221875/1976-lehigh-penn.
  6. Lewis, Allen (October 3, 1976). "Penn's Fumbles Help Columbia to 14-10 Victory". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 10-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56222645/1976-columbia-penn.
  7. "Penn and Cornell Score First Victories in Upsets; Quakers Oust Bruins from the Unbeaten Ranks, 7 to 6". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): pp. S6, S7. October 10, 1976.
  8. Simmons, Bill (October 17, 1976). "Penn Comeback Edges Lafayette". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 3-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56224030/1976-lafayette-penn.
  9. McGowen, Deane (October 24, 1976). "Yale Wins, 21-7, as Ground Game Proves Too Powerful for Penn". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S10.
  10. Bruns, John (October 31, 1976). "Penn Nips Tigers in Late Seconds". The Sunday Home News (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. B2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56225391/1976-penn-princeton.
  11. McGowen, Deane (November 7, 1976). "Harvard Conquers Penn, 20-8, as Defense Excels". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S8.
  12. "Cornell Sinks Penn, 31-13; Big Red Averts Sole Spot in Cellar for 4-Way Share of It". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): pp. S8, S9. November 14, 1976.