Penn History

This exhibit was created in April 2006 by Nicholas Gutowski, College Class of 2009

Summary

Football team, 1884

From this year onward, the scoring system was revised to change how points were assigned: a goal from a touchdown was now worth six points, a goal from field was worth five, a touchdown was worth four, and a safety was worth two points. This team had no coach; students alone were responsible for the existence of the team and for all fundraising, scheduling, training and strategies on the field.

Team Members

  • A.J. Gray, ’85 (captain)
  • C.S. Beck, ’84 Medical
  • J.C. Bell, ’84 Law
  • A.G. Fell, ’87 Medical
  • H. Harding, ’88 Medical
  • W.S. Harvey, ’85 Law
  • C.E. Lindsay, ’85
  • H. Mitchell, ’85
  • W.T. Moffly, ’87
  • W.W. Noble, ’85
  • W.M. Price, ’85
  • A.H. Smith, ’89
  • P. Thompson, ’85

Substitutes:

  • Houston, ’87
  • Jefferys, ’86
  • Posey, ’86
  • Tunis, ’86

Date Opponent Location Score Outcome
Penn Opponent
Oct. 22 Harvard   4 0 Win
Oct. 25 Princeton   0 31 Loss
Nov. 1 Lafayette   21 0 Win
Nov. 8 Stevens Inst.   30 0 Win
Nov. 15 John Hopkins   33 0 Win
Nov. 20 Graduates   16 16 Tie
Nov. 27 Wesleyan   14 12 Win