1949 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Record5–4
Head coach
CaptainRobert C. Hicks, Neg Norton
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →
1949 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Army     9 0 0
Brown     8 1 0
No. 12 Cornell     8 1 0
No. 13 Villanova     8 1 0
Bucknell     6 2 0
Dartmouth     6 2 0
Buffalo     6 3 0
Pittsburgh     6 3 0
Princeton     6 3 0
Fordham     5 3 0
Tufts     5 3 1
Carnegie Tech     5 3 1
Penn State     5 4 0
Temple     5 4 0
Penn     4 4 0
Yale     4 4 0
Boston College     4 4 1
Syracuse     4 5 0
Drexel     3 3 1
Duquesne     3 6 0
Franklin & Marshall     2 5 2
CCNY     2 5 1
NYU     3 6 0
Columbia     2 7 0
Hofstra     1 5 1
Colgate     1 8 0
Harvard     1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

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 line for several years. After a single 5–4 season, Bedenk requested a return to coaching the 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.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24VillanovaL 6–2722,080
October 1at ArmyL 7–4227,000
October 8Boston College
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 32–1418,041
October 15Nebraskadagger
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA
W 22–723,956
October 22at No. 15 Michigan StateL 0–2444,746
October 29Syracuse
  • New Beaver Field
  • State College, PA (rivalry)
W 33–2118,758
November 5at West VirginiaW 34–1421,000
November 12at TempleW 28–718,000[1]
November 19at PittsburghL 0–1943,308
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ Baumgartner, Stan (November 13, 1949). "Penn State's Power Turns Back Temple". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa. p. S1 – via Newspapers.com.