Sept. 25 - FB vs. Villanova - 7 p.m. - Community Night
A cross-town rivalry is renewed when these two Top 20 teams face off under the lights at historic Franklin Field. The Wildcats return 16 starters and a potent defense from last year's team that tallied a 7-4 mark and finished the year ranked No. 25 in the country. That defense will try to slow down Penn’s high-flying offense led by a pair of returning first team All-Ivy players, WR Dan Castles and RB Sam Mathews. The Quakers will put their 19-game home winning streak on the line against the Wildcats. Celebrate Philadelphia college football during Community Night at Franklin Field.
Oct. 2 - FB vs. Dartmouth -Noon - Penn Faculty/Staff Day/NCAA Take a Kid to the Game
The Quakers begin the quest for their third consecutive Ivy League championship and their fourth Ivy title in five years against the Big Green. Coming off a 5-5 season that included wins in five of its last six games and a four-way share of second place (4-3) in the Ivy League race, Dartmouth Coach John Lyons will build his 2004 team around 46 returning letter winners, including 19 starters. Penn will be searching for its seventh straight win over an up-and-coming Big Green. As part of Penn Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day, Penn employees are treated to a pre-game picnic at Franklin Field and an afternoon of exciting college football action. In addition, as part of the NCAA Take a Kid to the Game promotion, all kids 12 and under will get into the game for FREE when they wear the jersey of their favoite team to the game.
Oct. 16 - FB vs. Columbia - 1 p.m. - Homecoming
Homecoming 2004 sees the Quakers entertain the Columbia Lions at Franklin Field. Be a part of the pageantry and tradition of the annual Homecoming Game. The Red & Blue will look to make it eight consecutive victories over the Lions, but expect Columbia to give Penn all it can handle. Get to campus early and join in all the Homecoming festivities. Last year’s announced homecoming crowd of 21,060 was the biggest of the season, so order your season tickets now to reserve the best seats in Franklin Field for Homecoming 2004.
Oct. 30 - FB vs. Brown - 1 p.m. - Family Weekend
Be a part of the exciting tradition of Family Weekend at Franklin Field when the Brown Bears visit Philadelphia for this key Ivy League game. Armed with the return of eight starters on offense and seven on defense, the Bears are optimistic about their Ivy League title hopes. The Quakers will have to slow down Bears RB Nick Hartigan. A unanimous first team All-Ivy selection, Hartigan led the nation with 149.8 yards per game. The Quakers are looking to make it five straight against the Bears.
Nov. 13 - FB vs. Harvard - 1 p.m. - Student Fan Appreciation Day
The action will be intense when Harvard comes to Franklin Field in 2004, as this rivalry has helped decide the Ivy League championship in recent years. The winner of this game has walked away with the last four Ivy titles, with the Red & Blue winning three of the last four Ivy crowns. The Crimson are extremely optimistic as they head into 2004. Harvard returns a potent offense which includes star QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and phenomenal sophomore RB Clifton Dawson, the first offensive player to ever garner first team All-Ivy recognition as a freshman. Penn Athletics will host its second annual Student Fan Appreciation Day with fun activities and entertainment for Penn students and fans to enjoy.