Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1988 Ivy League football standings The 1988 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Penn won a share of the Ivy League championship, its fifth of the past six years.

In their third and final year under head coach Ed Zubrow, the Quakers compiled a 9–1 record and outscored opponents 269 to 208.[1] Lal Heneghan and Kevin Bradley were the team captains.[2]

Penn's 6–1 conference record tied with Cornell atop the Ivy League standings. The Quakers outscored Ivy opponents 182 to 75.[3] Penn's only loss was to its co-champion, Cornell, in the last week of the year.

Before its last two games, Penn appeared in the weekly top 20 national rankings, at No. 19 in the poll released November 8 and at No. 14 in the poll of November 15. Following the loss to Cornell, Penn dropped out of the rankings, and was not ranked at season's end.

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17 at Dartmouth W 33–27 7,917 [4]
September 24 Bucknell*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 38–35 9,456 [5]
October 1 Columbia
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 24–10 11,640 [6]
October 8 at Brown W 10–0 1,400 [7]
October 15 Colgate*
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 33–22 9,700 [8]
October 22 Yale
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 10–3 28,279 [9]
October 29 at Princeton W 31–23 24,500 [10]
November 5 at No. 18 Lafayette* W 31–17 3,500 [11]
November 12 Harvard
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
W 52–13 37,612 [12]
November 19 at Cornell L 6–19 18,000 [13]

References

  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. 32-33. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  4. Reinert, Bob (September 18, 1988). "Penn Gives Dartmouth the Slip, 33-27". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 55. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57450940/1988-dartmouth-penn/.
  5. Missanelli, M.G. (September 25, 1988). "Quakers Outlast Bucknell, 38-35". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 9-D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57452520/1988-bucknell-penn/.
  6. Missanelli, M.G. (October 2, 1988). "Penn Extends Columbia's Streak of Defeats to 44". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 13-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57460439/1988-columbia-penn/.
  7. Juliano, Joe (October 9, 1988). "Defense Does Its Part as Penn Smothers Brown, 10-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 11-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57468579/1988-brown-penn/.
  8. Juliano, Joe (October 16, 1988). "Penn Survives Colgate Rally and Wins, 33-22". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57482987/1988-colgate-penn/.
  9. Juliano, Joe (October 23, 1988). "Defense Carries Quakers; Penn Sends Yale to a 10-3 Defeat". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-C. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57485095/1988-penn-yale/.
  10. Knobelman, Bob (October 30, 1988). "Penn Cracks Tigers". The Home News (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. F1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57487321/1988-penn-princeton/.
  11. Larimer, Terry (November 6, 1988). "Slide Continues for Lafayette with a 31-17 Defeat by Penn". The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.): p. C3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57502318/1988-lafayette-penn/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 13, 1988). "Harvard Punished by Penn". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 81. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57503804/1988-harvard-penn/.
  13. Juliano, Joe (November 20, 1988). "Penn Is Denied a Perfect Ending". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57504692/1988-cornell-penn/.

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