Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1984 Ivy League football standings The 1984 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1984 NCAA Division I-AA football season. After two years of shared championships, Penn won the Ivy League outright in 1984.

In their fourth year under head coach Jerry Berndt, the Quakers compiled an 8–1 record and outscored opponents 286 to 152.[1] Lal Heneghan and Kevin Bradley were the team captains.[2]

Penn's undefeated (7–0) conference record topped the Ivy League standings. The Quakers outscored Ivy opponents 254 to 90.[3] It was the first time since 1970 that any team had gone undefeated in Ivy League play.

The Quakers' only loss came in an away game against a non-league, Division I-A opponent, Army. Despite beating every Division I-AA opponent it faced, Penn did not appear in the weekly top 20 national rankings.

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


September 22 at Dartmouth W 55–24 14,324 [4]
September 29 Davidson*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 19–14 12,309 [5]
October 6 Columbia
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 35–7 8,469 [6]
October 13 at Brown W 41–14 12,614 [7]
October 20 at Army* L 13–48 59,075 [8]
October 27 Yale
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 34–21 36,975 [9]
November 3 at Princeton W 27–17 23,275 [10]
November 10 Harvard
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
W 38–7 38,810 [11]
November 17 at Cornell W 24–0 5,800 [12]
  • *Non-conference game


  1. "Football Fact Book: All-Time Year-by-Year". Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania. p. 158. 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. 30-31. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. Roberts, Ernie (September 23, 1984). "Penn Pastes Dartmouth". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 100. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57119191/1984-dartmouth-penn/.
  5. Cataldi, Angelo (September 30, 1984). "Favored Penn Survives Scare from Davidson". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 9-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57119691/1984-penn-davidson/.
  6. Newman, Chuck (October 7, 1984). "Chambers Leads Unbeaten Penn to 35-7 Triumph". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): pp. 11-E, 16-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57120591/1984-columbia-penn/.
  7. Powers, John (October 14, 1984). "Penn Rips Brown, 41-14". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 54. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57120942/1984-brown-penn/.
  8. Newman, Chuck (October 21, 1984). "Army Infantry Hands Penn Its First Loss, 48-13". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): pp. 7-E, 10-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57159592/1984-penn-army/.
  9. Apple, Ginny (October 28, 1984). "Yale's Ivy Hopes Dashed by Penn". The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.): pp. C13, C15. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57163857/1984-penn-yale/.
  10. Newman, Chuck (November 4, 1984). "Penn Holds Off Princeton, 27-17". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): pp. 1-E, 12-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57165785/1984-penn-princeton/.
  11. Newman, Chuck (November 11, 1984). "Penn Rips Harvard to Clinch Tie for Title; Surges to a 38-7 Ivy Win". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57166963/1984-harvard-penn/.
  12. Newman, Chuck (November 18, 1984). "Penn Claims the Ivy League Crown; Records Fall in 24-0 Win at Cornell". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): pp. 1-E, 14-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57171712/1984-cornell-penn/.

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