Bucknell New Opponent for Eleven in '55
Mass. Returns to Schedule With Same Six Ivy Teams
Bucknell University of Lewisburg, Pa., will replace Ohio University on the Crimson football schedule next fall, it was learned last night. This first encounter in history between the two teams will be the only change from the 1954 schedule.
The only other non-Ivy League team on the schedule is the University of Massachusetts, which will open the season at the Stadium for the second straight year. Pennsylvania, tied up with other commitments, will be the one Ivy League team not to face the Crimson. The two teams will meet in 1956, when the recently organized Ivy Group round robin will begin.
Under the round robin arrangement, the Crimson will occasionally be forced to play more than its customary two away games per season. Cornell and Penn, as well as Yale, Princeton, and Columbia, will probably be played on a home-and-home basis.
When Cornell appears in the Stadium, it will be the first time the Big Red has played here since it defeated Captain Phil Isenberg's eleven, 28 to 7, in 1950.
One Loss This Year
Bucknell's Bisons had been undefeated this year until last Saturday, when they absorbed a 20-7 defeat at the hands of Boston University. Their early season victories included a 27-0 rout of Temple, which topped Brown, 19 to 14. Lafayette and Lehigh were also Bucknell victims.
Last season, Bucknell was able to win only one of nine contests, and that against Buffalo. The losses included one to Colgate, 19 to 12, and one to Holy Cross, 40 to 0.
Massachusetts, which upset the Crimson early in the season in the first meeting of the two teams since 1916, has had a spotty record since then. Momentum from the Stadium win enabled the Redmen to top the University of Connecticut by one touchdown a week later. Tiny Rhode Island, however, ran up a 52-6 score; Northeastern walked away with a 39-0 victory; and Vermont edged the Redmen, 27 to 25, in successive weeks.