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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1955 Eastern college football independents records The 1955 Penn Quakers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 1955 college football season.[1][2] Led by Steve Sebo in his second year as head coach, the Quakers finished the season with a 0–9 record, matching their 1954 campaign. Penn was outscored 270 to 34 on the season, shut out five times, and scored more than seven points only once, in a 46–14 loss to No. 6 Notre Dame. By the end of the season, Penn had lost 18 consecutive games and had not won in 22 straight contests, dating back to a loss to Michigan on Halloween 1953.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24VPIL 0–33
October 1CaliforniaL 7–2721,000
October 8Princeton
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 0–724,325[3]
October 15George WashingtonPhiladelphia, PAL 6–25
October 22No. 4 Navy
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 0–33
October 29Penn State
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 0–20
November 5No. 6 Notre Dame
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 14–4645,226
November 12Army
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
L 0–40
November 24Cornell
  • Franklin Field
  • Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)
L 7–3925,668[4]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. "1955 Pennsylvania Quakers Schedule and Results" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/pennsylvania/1955-schedule.html.
  2. https://s3.amazonaws.com/penn.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/10/11/2018_Penn_Football_Fact_Book.pdf
  3. Nichols, Joseph C. (October 9, 1955). "Princeton Trips Penn Eleven, 7-0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. Danzig, Allison (November 25, 1955). "Cornell Trounces Penn; Speedy Ithacans Triumph by 39-7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. 39.