Lafayette and Lehigh were excluded because it was felt they would dominate the Association.Penn State won the championship with a 4–1–0 record.The loss was followed by victories against Buffalo, Rutgers, San Diego State, Army and Indiana.
On September 26, 1891, the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Football Association (PIFA) was formed.
The PIFA consisted of Bucknell, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Haverford, Penn State and Swarthmore.
The Nittany Lions play their home games at Beaver Stadium, located on-campus in University Park, Pennsylvania.
With an official seating capacity of 106,572, Beaver Stadium is the second-largest stadium in the western hemisphere, behind only Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first recorded game occurred on November 12, 1881, when Penn State traveled to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to play Bucknell, known until 1886 as the University of Lewisburg. At the time, this was really a game of "American rugby." The father of American football, Walter Camp, did not develop the "scrimmage", the "first down" and the "gridiron" (yard markings) until 1882.
Players including Kerry Collins, Charlie Zapiec, Matt Millen, Shane Conlan, Jack Ham, Dennis Onkotz, Franco Harris, Greg Buttle, Keith Dorney, John Cappelletti, Curt Warner, Larry Johnson, La Var Arrington and Ted Kwalick played collegiately for him.