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1978 Ivy League football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth 6 1 0     6 3 0
Brown 5 2 0     6 3 0
Yale 4 1 2     5 2 2
Cornell 3 3 1     5 3 1
Harvard 2 4 1     4 4 1
Columbia 2 4 1     3 5 1
Princeton 1 4 2     2 5 2
Pennsylvania 1 5 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Penn finished last in the Ivy League.

In their eighth year under head coach Harry Gamble, the Quakers compiled a 2–6–1 record and were outscored 187 to 139.[1] Tom Roland and Boris Radisic were the team captains.[2]

Penn's 1–5–1 conference was the worst in the Ivy League standings. The Quakers were outscored 154 to 99 by Ivy opponents.[3]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 23 at Dartmouth L 21–31 10,100 [4]
September 29 Lehigh*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 21–13 14,158 [5]
October 7 Columbia
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 31–19 11,627 [6]
October 14 at Brown L 0–14 2,600 [7]
October 21 at Lafayette*
L 19–20 11,200 [8]
October 28 Yale
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
T 17–17 15,980 [9]
November 4 at Princeton L 0–21 10,354 [10]
November 11 Harvard
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 13–17 18,475 [11]
November 18 at Cornell L 17–35 7,000 [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. p. 28. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. Ballou, Art (September 24, 1978). "Yukica Offense Stuns Penn". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 66. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56389036/1978-ivy-sept-23.
  5. Lewis, Allen (September 30, 1978). "Quaker Sub Quarterback Sciolla Leads Halt of Lehigh Streak at 11". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-C. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56390956/1978-lehigh-penn.
  6. McKee, Don (October 8, 1978). "Roland Just Misses Record as Penn Downs Columbia". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 6-F. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56395414/1978-columbia-penn.
  7. Eisenberg, Harry (October 15, 1978). "Brown Conquers Penn, 14-0". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 58. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56396902/1978-o14-ivies.
  8. McKee, Don (October 22, 1978). "Lafayette Upsets Penn, 20-19, on Flea-Flicker Pass". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 9-F. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56398622/1978-lafayette-penn.
  9. Strong, Roger (October 29, 1978). "Late Yale Rally Ties Penn, 17-17". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 52. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56399932/1978-penn-yale.
  10. Bruns, John (November 5, 1978). "Crissy, Barrett Lead Tigers Past Penn". The Home News Sunday (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. B1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56410137/1978-penn-princeton.
  11. Eisenberg, Harry (November 12, 1978). "Harvard Sacks Penn's Home Streak, 17-13". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 48. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56412246/1978-harvard-penn.
  12. Lewis, Allen (November 19, 1978). "Cornell's Holland Gains 263 as Penn Loses, 35-17". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 8-F. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56413962/1978-cornell-penn.