In a defensive struggle, Cornell and Pennsylvania were deadlock; as the Quakers made defensive stops and then its offense scored as the game was within seconds of being over.
Penn finished the season with 15-0 slate; while Yale, Princeton and Harvard would combine for a 29-2-3 mark; as with Harvard the only one of the three on the former's schedule, losing 15-6.
Princeton's defense didn't allow a point until its season finale against Yale, 6-0.
Princeton's 43-0 season-opening win over Lehigh was its first of 33 wins over this team in the Pre-1937 era. In other game, the Tigers handed Navy it lone setback of the season, 28-0 in the third game of the season.
In the first Illinois-Purdue match-up, the Illini won going away, 34-4.
Throughout college football history, the Notre Dame vs Michigan State contest is one of the best. The Irish won the initial contest, 34-6.
A 6-0-1 Vanderbilt was one of the South's strongest teams this fall; as they blanked all of their opponents, 141-0.
Early college football was iron-man as players who started the game would usually finish it through the 1896 season.
A key rule was passed this year: Substitutions may enter the game any time at discretion of captains.
Writers J. Parmly Paret and Walter Camp, of The Outing Magazine and Walter Camp and sportswriter, Charles Patterson all named Pennsylvania National Champions.
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