1909 Penn Quakers football team
|1909 Penn Quakers football|
|Head coach||Andy Smith (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Franklin Field|
The 1909 Penn Quakers football team represented the University of Pennsylvania in the 1909 college football season. The Quakers finished with a 7–1–2 record in their first year under head coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Andy Smith. Their only loss was to Michigan by a 12 to 6 score, a game that snapped Penn's 23-game winning streak and marked the first time a Western team had defeated one of the "Big Four" (Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Penn). Other significant games included a 12 to 0 victory over West Virginia, a 3-3 tie with Penn State, a 29 to 6 victory over Carlisle, and a 17 to 6 victory over Cornell. They outscored their opponents by a combined total of 146 to 38. End Harry Braddock was the only Penn player to receive All-America honors in 1909, receiving second-team honors from Walter Camp.
|September 25||Gettysburg||W 20–0|
|September 29||Ursinus||W 22–0|
|October 2||Dickinson||W 18–0|
|October 9||West Virginia||W 12–0|
|October 16||Brown (rivalry)||W 13–5|
|October 23||Penn State||T 3–3|
|October 30||Carlisle||W 29–6|
|November 6||Lafayette||T 6–6|
|November 13||Michigan||L 6–12|
|November 25||Cornell||W 17–6|
- "Pennsylvania Yearly Results (1905-1909)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- "Michigan 12; Pennsylvania 6". The Michigan Alumnus. pp. 130–132.
- "1909 Pennsylvania Quakers Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- "Six Yale Men on Camp's First Team" (PDF). The New York Times. December 19, 1909.