1909 Penn Quakers football team

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1909 Penn Quakers football
Conference Independent
1909 record 7–1–2
Head coach Andy Smith (1st season)
Captain Allie Miller
Home stadium Franklin Field
Seasons
← 1908
1910 →

The 1909 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania in the 1909 college football season. The Quakers finished with a 7–1–2 record in their first year under head coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Andy Smith.[1] Their only loss was to Michigan by a 12 to 6 score, a game that snapped Penn's 23-game winning streak and marked the first time a Western team had defeated one of the "Big Four" (Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Penn).[2] Other significant games included a 12 to 0 victory over West Virginia, a 3-3 tie with Penn State, a 29 to 6 victory over Carlisle, and a 17 to 6 victory over Cornell. They outscored their opponents by a combined total of 146 to 38.[1][3] End Harry Braddock was the only Penn player to receive All-America honors in 1909, receiving second-team honors from Walter Camp.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 25 GettysburgW 20–0
September 29 Ursinus
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 22–0
October 2 Dickinson
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 18–0
October 9 West Virginia
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 12–0
October 16 Brown (rivalry)
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 13–5
October 23 Penn State
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
T 3–3
October 30 Carlisle
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 29–6
November 6 Lafayette
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
T 6–6
November 13 Michigan
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
L 6–12
November 25 Cornell (rivalry)
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia
W 17–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Yearly Results (1905-1909)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Michigan 12; Pennsylvania 6". The Michigan Alumnus. pp. 130–132. 
  3. ^ "1909 Pennsylvania Quakers Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Six Yale Men on Camp's First Team" (PDF). The New York Times. December 19, 1909.