1949 Penn State Nittany Lions football
1949 record5–4
Head coachJoe Bedenk (1st season)
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
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The 1949 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1949 college football season. The team was coached by Joe Bedenk. He was named head coach after coaching the offensive line for several years. After a single 5–4 season.,[1] Bedenk requested a return to coaching the offensive line, and Penn State brought in Rip Engle as head coach. The team played its home games in New Beaver Field in State College, Pennsylvania.


September 24VillanovaL 6–27
October 1at ArmyL 7–42
October 8Boston College
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 32–14
October 15Nebraskadagger
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 22–7
October 22at No. 15 Michigan StateL 0–24
October 29Syracuse
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 33–21
November 5at West VirginiaW 34–14
November 12at TempleW 28–7
November 19at PittsburghL 0–19
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game




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