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Rip Engle coached the Penn State Nittany Lions football teams from 1950 to 1965, after coaching at Brown University for six seasons. When Engle was hired at Penn State, he brought with him his former quarterback Joe Paterno as an assistant coach. In Engle's sixteen seasons at Penn State, he compiled a 104–48–4 record and a .679 winning percentage.

His teams played their home games at New Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania through 1959. Starting in 1960, his teams played their home games at Beaver Stadium, after the entire 30,000 seat stadium was dismantled and moved across campus, reassembled and expanded.

1950 seasonEdit

1950 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1950 record5–3–1
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 30, 1950 Georgetown New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 34–14  
October 7, 1950 at #4 Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 7–41  
October 14, 1950 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 7–27  
October 21, 1950 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 0–19  
October 28, 1950† Temple New Beaver Field • State College, PA T 7–7  
November 4, 1950 at Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA W 20–13  
November 11, 1950 West Virginia New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 27–0  
November 18, 1950 Rutgers New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 18–14  
December 2, 1950 at Pittsburgh Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA W 21–20  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1951 seasonEdit

1951 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1951 record5–4
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 29, 1951 Boston U. New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 40–34  
October 6, 1951 vs. Villanova Allentown, PA L 14–20  
October 13, 1951 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 15–7  
October 20, 1951† #3 Michigan State New Beaver Field • State College, PA L 21–32  
October 27, 1951 West Virginia New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 13–7  
November 3, 1951 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 0–28  
November 10, 1951 Syracuse New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 32–13  
November 17, 1951 at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 13–7  
November 24, 1951 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 7–13  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1952 seasonEdit

1952 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1952 record7–2–1
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20, 1952 Temple New Beaver FieldState College, PA W 20–13  
September 27, 1952 Purdue New Beaver Field • State College, PA T 20–20  
October 4, 1952 William & Mary New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 35–23  
October 11, 1952 at West Virginia #20 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 35–21  
October 18, 1952† Nebraska #19 New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 10–0  
October 25, 1952 at #1 Michigan State #19 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 7–34  
November 1, 1952 at #17 Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 14–7  
November 8, 1952 at Syracuse #15 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 7–25  
November 15, 1952 Rutgers New Beaver Field • State College, PA W 7–6  
November 22, 1952 at #16 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 17–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1953 seasonEdit

1953 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1953 record6–3
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 26, 1953 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 0–20  
October 3, 1953 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 7–13  
October 10, 1953 at Boston U. Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 35–13  
October 17, 1953 Syracuse New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 20–14  
October 24, 1953† TCU New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 27–21  
October 31, 1953 West Virginia New Beaver Field • University Park, PA L 19–20  
November 7, 1953 Fordham New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 28–21  
November 14, 1953 at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 54–26  
November 21, 1953 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 17–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1954 seasonEdit

1954 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 20
1954 record7–2
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25, 1954 at #6 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 14–12  
October 2, 1954 at Syracuse #10 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 13–0  
October 9, 1954 Virginia #12 New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 34–7  
October 16, 1954† #14 West Virginia #9 New Beaver Field • University Park, PA L 14–19  
October 23, 1954 at #20 TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 7–20  
October 30, 1954 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 35–13  
November 6, 1954 Holy Cross New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 39–7  
November 13, 1954 Rutgers New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 37–14  
November 20, 1954 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 13–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1955 seasonEdit

1955 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1955 record5–4
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 24, 1955 Boston U. New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 35–0  
October 1, 1955 at #6 Army #18 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 6–35  
October 8, 1955 vs. Virginia City StadiumRichmond, VA (Tobacco Bowl) W 26–7  
October 15, 1955† #8 Navy New Beaver Field • University Park, PA L 14–34  
October 22, 1955 at #8 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 7–21  
October 29, 1955 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 20–0  
November 5, 1955 #18 Syracuse New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 21–20  
November 12, 1955 at Rutgers Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ W 34–13  
November 19, 1955 #15 Pittsburgh New Beaver Field • University Park, PA L 0–20  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1956 seasonEdit

1956 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1956 record6–2–1
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 29, 1956 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 34–0  
October 8, 1956 at #15 Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 7–14  
October 13, 1956† Holy Cross New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 43–0  
October 20, 1956 at #5 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 7–6  
October 27, 1956 West Virginia #18 New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 16–6  
November 3, 1956 at #17 Syracuse #12 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 9–13  
November 10, 1956 Boston U. New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 40–7  
November 17, 1956 North Carolina State New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 14–7  
November 24, 1956 at #14 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA T 7–7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1957 seasonEdit

1957 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1957 record6–3
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 28, 1957 at Pennsylvania #19 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 19–14  
October 5, 1957 #12 Army New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA L 13–27  
October 12, 1957 William & Mary New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 21–13  
October 19, 1957† Vanderbilt New Beaver Field • University Park, PA L 20–32  
October 26, 1957 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 20–12  
November 2, 1957 West Virginia New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 27–6  
November 9, 1957 at Marquette Marquette StadiumMilwaukee, WI W 20–7  
November 16, 1957 at Holy Cross Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 14–10  
November 23, 1957 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 13–14  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1958 seasonEdit

1958 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1958 record6–3–1
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 20, 1958 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 7–14  
September 27, 1958 at Pennsylvania Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 43–0  
October 4, 1958 at #5 Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 0–26  
October 11, 1958† Marquette New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 40–8  
October 18, 1958 at Boston U. Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 34–0  
October 25, 1958 Syracuse New Beaver Field • University Park, PA L 6–14  
November 1, 1958 Furman New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 36–0  
November 8, 1958 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV T 14–14  
November 15, 1958 Holy Cross New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 32–0  
November 27, 1958 at #19 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 25–21  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1959 seasonEdit

1959 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Liberty Bowl, defeated Alabama 7–0
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 12
1959 record9–2
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19, 1959 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 19–8  
September 26, 1959 VMI #18 New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 21–0  
October 3, 1959 Colgate New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 58–20  
October 10, 1959 at Army #16 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 17–11  
October 17, 1959† Boston U. #10 New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 21–12  
October 24, 1959 vs. #13 Illinois #8 Cleveland Municipal StadiumCleveland, OH W 20–9  
October 31, 1959 at West Virginia #7 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 28–10  
November 7, 1959 #4 Syracuse #7 New Beaver Field • University Park, PA L 18–20  
November 14, 1959 Holy Cross #10 New Beaver Field • University Park, PA W 46–0  
November 21, 1959 at Pittsburgh #7 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 7–22  
December 19, 1959 vs. #11 Alabama #14 Philadelphia Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PA (Liberty Bowl) W 7–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1960 seasonEdit

1960 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Liberty Bowl, defeated Oregon 41–12
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 16
1960 record7–3
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17, 1960 Boston U. #19 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 20–0  
October 1, 1960† #19 Missouri #20 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 8–21  
October 8, 1960 at #18 Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 27–16  
October 15, 1960 at #4 Syracuse #20 Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 15–21  
October 22, 1960 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 8–10  
October 29, 1960 West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 34–13  
November 5, 1960 Maryland Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28–9  
November 12, 1960 at Holy Cross Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 33–8  
November 19, 1960 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 14–3  
December 17, 1960 vs. Oregon #15 John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PA (Liberty Bowl) W 41–12  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1961 seasonEdit

1961 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Gator Bowl, defeated Georgia Tech 30–15
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 17
1961 record8–3
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23, 1961 Navy #7 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 20–10  
September 29, 1961 at Miami #8 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 8–25  
October 6, 1961 at Boston U. Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 32–0  
October 14, 1961 Army Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 6–10  
October 21, 1961 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 14–0  
October 28, 1961† Cal Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 33–16  
November 4, 1961 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 17–21  
November 11, 1961 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 20–6  
November 18, 1961 Holy Cross Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 34–14  
November 25, 1961 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 47–26  
December 30, 1961 vs. Georgia Tech Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 30–15  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1962 seasonEdit

1962 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Gator Bowl, lost to Florida 7–17
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
1962 record9–2
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22, 1962 Navy #9 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 41–7  
September 29, 1962 Air Force #4 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 20–6  
October 6, 1962 at Rice #4 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 18–7  
October 13, 1962 at Army #3 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 6–9  
October 20, 1962† Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 20–19  
October 27, 1962 at Cal California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 23–21  
November 3, 1962 Maryland Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 23–7  
November 10, 1962 West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 34–6  
November 17, 1962 at Holy Cross Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 48–20  
November 24, 1962 at Pittsburgh #9 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 16–0  
December 29, 1962 vs. Florida #9 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 7–17  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1963 seasonEdit

The regular season finale with Pittsburgh was postponed from Nov. 23 to Dec. 7 following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22 in Dallas, Texas.

1963 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1963 record7–3
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21, 1963 at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, OR W 17–7  
September 28, 1963 UCLA Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 17–14  
October 5, 1963† Rice Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28–7  
October 12, 1963 Army #9 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 7–10  
October 19, 1963 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 0–9  
October 26, 1963 West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 20–9  
November 2, 1963 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 17–15  
November 9, 1963 at #10 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 10–7  
November 16, 1963 Holy Cross Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28–14  
December 7, 1963 at #4 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 21–22  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1964 seasonEdit

1964 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
1964 record6–4
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19, 1964 #10 Navy Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 8–21  
September 26, 1964 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 14–21  
October 3, 1964 Oregon Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 14–22  
October 10, 1964 at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 6–2  
October 17, 1964† #7 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 14–21  
October 24, 1964 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 37–8  
October 31, 1964 Maryland Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 17–9  
November 7, 1964 at #2 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 27–0  
November 14, 1964 at Houston Jeppesen StadiumHouston, TX W 24–7  
November 21, 1964 Pittsburgh Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 28–0  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


1965 seasonEdit

1965 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1965 record5–5
Head coachRip Engle
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 25, 1965 Michigan State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 0–23  
October 2, 1965 UCLA Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA L 22–24  
October 9, 1965 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 17–0  
October 16, 1965 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 21–28  
October 23, 1965† West Virginia Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 44–6  
October 30, 1965 at Cal California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 17–21  
November 6, 1965 Kent State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 21–6  
November 13, 1965 Navy Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 14–6  
November 20, 1965 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 27–30  
December 4, 1965 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 19–7  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


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