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1947 Penn Quakers football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 7
1947 record7–0–1
Head coachGeorge Munger (10th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
CaptainJerry McCarthy
CaptainBill Luongo
Home stadiumFranklin Field
(Capacity: 78,000)
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Eastern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State         9 0 1
No. 7 Penn         7 0 1
Muhlenberg         9 1 0
Rutgers         8 1 0
No. 20 Columbia         7 2 0
No. 11 Army         5 2 2
Lafayette         6 3 0
Yale         6 3 0
Villanova         6 3 1
Boston University         5 3 0
Princeton         5 3 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Lehigh         5 4 0
Delaware         4 4 0
Brown         4 4 1
Dartmouth         4 4 1
Holy Cross         4 4 2
Harvard         4 5 0
Cornell         4 5 0
Syracuse         3 6 0
NYU         2 5 1
Temple         2 6 0
Duquesne         2 8 0
Colgate         1 5 2
Fordham         1 6 1
Pittsburgh         1 8 0
Drexel         0 8 0

The 1947 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1947 college football season. In its tenth season under head coach George Munger, the team compiled a 7–0–1 record, outscored opponents by a total of 219 to 35, and was ranked No. 7 in the final AP Poll. The team's lone setback was a 7–7 tie with Army.[1]

Munger was Penn's head coach for 16 years; he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1976. In addition, three players from the 1947 team were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: center/linebacker Chuck Bednarik; tackle George Savitsky; and halfback Skip Minisi. Bednarik was a consensus first-team All-American;[2] he also finished seventh in the 1947 voting for the Heisman Trophy.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4LafayetteW 59–051,283[4]
October 11at DartmouthNo. 7W 32–012,000[5]
October 18ColumbiaNo. 8
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 34–1470,000[6]
October 25NavyNo. 8
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 21–080,000[7]
November 1at PrincetonNo. 4W 26–749,000[8]
November 8 No. 10 VirginiaNo. 4
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 19–779,000[9]
November 15 No. 13 ArmyNo. 4
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
T 7–780,000[10]
November 27CornellNo. 8
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 21–080,000[11]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Pennsylvania Quakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/pennsylvania/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. "Football Award Winners". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2016/awards.pdf. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. "1947 Heisman Trophy Voting". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/awards/heisman-1947.html. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  4. Art Morrow (October 5, 1947). "Penn Crushes Lafayette, 59-0; 51,283 See Luongo Score Four". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 4S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28217894/penn_crushes_lafayette_590_51283/.
  5. Art Morrow (October 12, 1947). "Penn's Fourth-Period Drives Crush Dartmouth Eleven, 32-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 2S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7864876/the_philadelphia_inquirer/.
  6. Art Morrow (October 19, 1947). "Penn Downs Columbia, 34-14, Before 70,000". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S, 2S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27938814/penn_downs_columbia_3414_before/.
  7. Art Morrow (October 26, 1947). "80,000 Watch Penn Win, 21-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 2S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28216863/80000_watch_penn_win_210/.
  8. Art Morrow (November 2, 1947). "Penn Beats Princeton for 5th Straight, 26-7". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 33. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28211551/penn_beats_princeton_for_5th_straight/.
  9. Art Morrow (November 9, 1947). "Penn Beats Virginia, 19-7, on Deuber's Runs". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 2S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28216181/penn_beats_virginia_197_on_deubers/.
  10. Art Morrow (November 16, 1947). "Unbeaten Penn Ties Army, 7-7, Before 80,000". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 2S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7858527/the_philadelphia_inquirer/.
  11. Oliver H. Crawford (November 28, 1947). "Whole City Gives Thanks; 80,000 See Penn Triumph". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1-2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28215865/whole_city_gives_thanks_80000_see/.
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