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1953 Penn Quakers football
ConferenceIndependent
1953 record3–5–1
Head coachGeorge Munger (15th season)
Home stadiumFranklin Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →

Template:1953 Eastern college football independents records The 1953 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1953 college football season.[1] In head coach George Munger's final season at Penn, the Quakers compiled a 3–5–1 record and were outscored 152 to 96 by their opponents. Although they finished with a losing record, Penn played a tough schedule, opposing four different ranked teams in a row, and defeating No. 10 Navy, 9–6. Their three losses against ranked teams were by a combined 24 points, including a ten-point loss against Notre Dame.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26Vanderbilt
W 13–7
October 3Penn State
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 13–7
October 10CaliforniaNo. 20
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 0–40
October 17No. 17 Ohio State
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 6–12
October 24No. 10 Navy
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 9–6
October 31No. 16 MichiganL 14–24
November 7No. 1 Notre Dame
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 20–2874,711
November 14Army
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 14–21
November 26Cornell
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
T 7–738,159[2]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. "Pennsylvania Game by Game Results". 2015-09-06. https://web.archive.org/web/20150906145207/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/pennsylvania/1950-1954_yearly_results.php.
  2. Danzig, Allison (November 27, 1953). "Penn Ties Cornell as Munger Ends Career as Quakers' Football Coach". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. 31.