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PENN FOOTBALL: ORIGINS TO 1901
1877 University Team

Summary:

There was an all-University team, but no intercollegiate games were played. Only inter-class games took place. This team was 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:

  • R.L. Hart, '79 (captain)
  • J.M. Adamson, '80
  • E.R. Dick, '79
  • J.S. Elliot, '78
  • G.T. Hazelhurst, '79
  • W.K. Hewson, '79
  • J.O. Hoffman, '79
  • H.H. Lee, '78
  • E.C. Lewis, '78
  • H.L. Lincoln, '81
  • E.S. McIlvaine, '78
  • J.H. Murphy, '78
  • H.F. Stewart, '78
  • W.M. Stewart, '79
  • E.A. White, '81

 

DATEOPPONENT WINNERSCORE
TEAM 1TEAM 2
Oct. 13'79 vs. '81'791 goal, 4 touchdowns0
Oct. 15'80 vs. '81'801 touchdown0
Oct. 29'80 vs. '79'801 touchdown0
Nov. 6'79 vs. 81'792 goals, 4 touchdowns1 touchdown
Nov. 13'79 vs '81'792 goals, 5 touchdowns1 goal