1941 college football season


1941 college football season

The 1941 college football season ended with the Gophers of the University of Minnesota repeating as the nation’s #1 team (and mythical national champion) and did not participate in a bowl game. Duke University, which was also unbeaten and untied (9-0-0) finished at #2 and faced #12 Oregon State University in the Rose Bowl, which was held in Durham, North Carolina, rather than Pasadena, California, a few weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Blue Devils lost that game, 20-16, but postseason results did not affect the poll. Each writer listed his choice for the top ten teams, and points were tallied based on 10 for first place, 9 for second, etc., and the AP then ranked the twenty teams with the highest number of points.

eptember

September 20 Tennessee beat Furman 32-6 and Boston College beat St. Anselm, 78-0.

September 27 In Seattle, defending champion Minnesota beat Washington 14-6, while in New Orleans, Boston College fell to Tulane, 21-7. Stanford beat Oregon 19-15, Michigan beat Michigan State 19-7, Texas won at Colorado, 34-6 and Duke beat Wake Forest 43-14. Tennessee was idle

October

October 4 Minnesota was idle. Tennessee lost at Duke, 19-0. In New York, Fordham beat SMU 16-10. Elsewhere, it was Stanford over UCLA 33-0, Michigan over Iowa 6-0, Northwestern beating Kansas State 51-3 and Texas defeating LSU 34-0.

October 11 Minnesota beat Illinois 34-6, Northwestern beat Wisconsin 41-14, and Michigan beat Pittsburgh 40-0. In Baltimore, Duke beat Maryland 50-0, while in Dallas, Texas beat Oklahoma 40-7. Fordham won at North Carolina 27-14. Stanford lost at Oregon State 10-0.In the poll that followed, Minnesota was ranked #1, followed by Texas, Duke, Fordham, Northwestern and Michigan.

October 18 #1 Minnesota beat Pittsburgh 39-0. #2 Texas defeated Arkansas 48-14. #3 Duke beat visiting Colgate 27-14, and #4 Fordham beat West Virginia 27-0.In Ann Arbor, #6 Michigan beat visiting #5 Northwestern 14-7. #7 Navy beat Cornell 14-0 in Baltimore. In the next poll, Michigan and Navy moved up while Fordham and Northwestern dropped out of the top five.

October 25 The biggest game of the year took place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as #1 Minnesota defeated
#3 Michigan, 7-0.
#2 Texas beat Rice 40-0. #4 Duke won at Pittsburgh 27-7. #5 Navy and Harvard played to a 0-0 tie. #6 Fordham beat TCU 28-14, while #9 Texas A&M won at Baylor 48-0, to reach 5-0-0. In the vote that followed, Minnesota received 60 first place votes, and Texas received 53. When the points were tallied, they both had 1,161 points and were tied for #1.

November

November 1 In Dallas, #1 Texas beat SMU 34-0, while in Minneapolis, the other #1, Minnesota, edged #9 Northwestern 8-7. In New York, #3 Fordham defeated Purdue 17-0, and in Atlanta, #4 Duke won at Georgia Tech 14-0. In Little Rock, #5 Texas A&M beat Arkansas 7-0. Texas was the new #1 the following week, followed by Minnesota, Fordham, Duke and Texas A&M, all unbeaten and untied.

November 8 #1 Texas and Baylor played to a 7-7 tie. #2 Minnesota beat Nebraska 9-0. #3 Fordham lost at Pittsburgh 13-0. #4 Duke won at Davidson 56-0. #5 Texas A&M beat SMU 21-10. #7 Notre Dame beat Navy 20-13 in Baltimore and moved into the Top Five as Fordham dropped out.

November 15 #1 Minnesota won at Iowa 34-13. #2 Texas lost to Texas Christian (TCU) 14-7. #3 Duke beat North Carolina 20-0.In Houston, #4 Texas A&M beat Rice 19-6. #5 Notre Dame won at #8 Northwestern 7-6. #7 Michigan, which beat Columbia, 28-0, moved up as Texas dropped out.

November 22 #1 Minnesota closed its season with a 41-6 win over Wisconsin. #2 Texas A&M was idle as it prepared for its Thanksgiving game. #3 Duke won its season closer at N.C. State 55-6 to get a bid to Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. Fifteen days later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor called into question whether Southern California would be safe from a Japanese attack on New Year's Day. On December 15, bowl officials and U.S. Army officers met in San Francisco and decided to hold the game at Duke's stadium in Durham, North Carolina [ "Rose Bowl Grid Game is Transferred To Durham, N.C. By Duke, Beavers," "Fresno Bee", Dec. 15, 1941, p2-B ] .

#4 Notre Dame beat USC 20-18. #5 Michigan closed its season with a 20-20 tie #14 against Ohio State. The Top four remained the same, but #6 Duquesne (which had finished its season at 8-0-0) replaced Michigan at #5. On Thanksgiving Day #2 Texas A&M lost to Texas 23-0.

Final Associated Press Poll

Bowl Games

References

* [http://appollarchive.com/football/index.cfm AP Poll Archive]
* [http://www.shrpsports.com/cf/stand.php?season=1906&conf=Ind&week=Wk%202 shrpsports college football historical records]
* [http://www.jhowell.net/cf/scores/ScoresIndex.htm James Howell Division I-A historical scores]
* [http://waltercamp.org/index.php/teams_and_awards/ Walter Camp Football Foundation list of All-America Teams]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS — National championships in NCAA Division I FBS Current System BCS (since 1998) National Championship Trophies AFCA (since 1986), AP (since 1936), MacArthur (since 1959), Grantland Rice (since 1954) Longest Continuous Selector …   Wikipedia

  • College Football All-America Team — Awarded for the best American college football players at their respective positions Presented by NCAA Country United States Currently held by 2010 All America Team The College Football All …   Wikipedia

  • College football national champions — ▪ Table College football national champions* season champion 1924 Notre Dame 1925 Dartmouth 1926 Stanford 1927 Illinois 1928 Southern California 1929 Notre Dame 1930 Notre Dame 1931 Southern California 1932 Michigan 1933 Michigan 1934 Minnesota… …   Universalium

  • 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season — 2007 NCAA Division I FBS season LSU s Matt Flynn lifting the AFCA National Championship Trophy after the BCS title game Total # of teams 120 …   Wikipedia

  • 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season — 2009 NCAA Division I FBS season Total # of teams 120[1] Preseason AP #1 Florida Gators Regular season September 3 – December 12 Number of bowls …   Wikipedia

  • 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season — 2010 NCAA Division I FBS season Total # of teams 120 Preseason AP #1 Alabama Crimson Tide Regular season September 2 – December 11 Number of bowls 38 (35 team competitive and 3 all star) …   Wikipedia

  • Baltimore City College football — City tailback Dominick Roseborough (November, 2006) M T Bank Stadium The Baltimore City College football team, known as the Knights , or formerly, the Collegians or Alamedans , represents the Baltimore City College preparatory school of Baltimore …   Wikipedia

  • Civil War (college football game) — The Civil War   History Number of meetings 114 …   Wikipedia

  • List of NCAA college football rivalry games — Lafayette won the 142nd edition of The Rivalry against Lehigh, but lost the most recent contests in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This is a list of named rivalry games in college football in the United States. The list also shows any trophy awarded to… …   Wikipedia

  • Milk Can (college football) — This article is about the college football game. For the high school football rivalry game, see Milk Can Game (high school football). Milk Can Teams Fresno State Bulldogs Boise State Broncos Originated 2005 (First meeting 1977) Trophy Series… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.