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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1941 Eastern college football independents records The 1941 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1941 college football season. In its fourth season under head coach George Munger, the team compiled a 7–1 record, outscored opponents by a total of 180 to 55, and was ranked No. 15 in the final AP Poll. The team's lone setback was a 13–6 loss to Navy.[1]

Back Gene Davis was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team player on the 1941 All-Eastern football team, and end Bernie Kuczynski was named to the second team.[2] Other key players included halfback Bob Odell, fullback Bert Stiff, and Bob Brundage.

Munger was Penn's head coach for 16 years; he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1976.


October 4HarvardW 19–0[3]
October 11at YaleW 28–1330,000[4]
October 18at PrincetonNo. 11W 23–031,500[5]
October 25MarylandNo. 12
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 55–640,000[6]
November 1at No. 11 NavyNo. 8
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 6–1374,000[7]
November 8ColumbiaNo. 19
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 19–1650,000[8]
November 15 No. 19 ArmyNo. 14
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 14–770,000[9]
November 22CornellNo. 13
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
W 16–074,000[10]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  1. "1941 Pennsylvania Quakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  2. "MacKinney and Peabody on A.P. Eastern Eleven". The Boston Daily Globe: p. 28. December 5, 1941.
  3. Fred Byrod (October 5, 1941). "Penn Power Crushes Harvard, 19 to 0: 50,000 Fans See Stiff, Odell, Brundage Star". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S.
  4. W.J. Lee (October 12, 1941). "Pennsylvania Football Team Scores 21 Points In First Half To Defeat Yale". The Hartford Courant: p. IV-1.
  5. Cy Peterman (October 19, 1941). "Penn Beats Princeton". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. S1, S5.
  6. Cy Peterman (October 26, 1941). "Penn Crushes Maryland Foe, 55 to 6". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S.
  7. Cy Peterman (November 2, 1941). "74,000 See Navy Stop Penn, 13 to 6". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S.
  8. Cy Peterman (November 9, 1941). "Penn Defeats Columbia, 19-16, In Wild Finish Before 50,000". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S.
  9. Cy Peterman (November 16, 1941). "70,000 See Penn Beat Army, 14-7". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S.
  10. Cy Peterman (November 23, 1941). "74,000 See Penn Beat Cornell, 16-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S.