The Citadel Bulldogs football, 1940–49

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The Citadel Bulldogs football teams represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The program was established in 1905. Their primary rivals are Furman University and Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The games against VMI were dubbed the Military Classic of the South in 1976. The trophy for the game, the Silver Shako, was also introduced in 1976.

The 1940s saw very little success for the Bulldogs, with World War II taking talent from the team before shutting it down completely for three seasons from 1943 to 1945.

Contents: 1940 - 1941 - 1942 - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - 1946 - 1947 - 1948 - 1949


1940[edit]

1940 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1940 record 4–5 (0–4 SoCon)
Head coach Bo Rowland (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1939 1941 »
1940 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson 4 0 0     6 2 1
#18 Duke 4 1 0     7 2 0
Wake Forest 4 2 0     7 3 0
William & Mary 2 1 1     6 2 1
North Carolina 3 2 0     6 4 0
Richmond 3 2 0     7 3 0
VMI 3 2 1     7 2 1
Furman 4 3 0     5 4 0
Washington & Lee 1 1 1     2 7 1
Virginia Tech 2 3 0     5 5 0
NC State 3 5 0     3 6 0
Maryland 0 1 1     2 6 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 6 0
Davison 1 5 0     5 5 0
The Citadel 0 4 0     4 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4 Erskine Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 45–0    
October 11 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC L 7–36    
October 18 vs. Presbyterian Sumter, SC L 0–19    
October 26 Oglethorpe Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 25–0    
November 1 vs. Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC W 7–3    
November 16 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC L 14–20    
November 23 Sewanee Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–7    
November 30 vs. Davidson Wilmington, NC L 6–20    
December 8 South Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 6–31    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1941[edit]

1941 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1941 record 4–3–1 (0–2–1 SoCon)
Head coach Bo Rowland (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1940 1942 »
1941 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Duke 5 0 0     9 1 0
South Carolina 4 0 1     4 4 1
Clemson 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     8 2 0
VMI 4 2 0     4 6 0
Virginia Tech 4 2 0     6 4 1
Wake Forest 4 2 1     5 5 1
NC State 3 4 2     4 5 2
Furman 2 3 2     3 4 2
Washington & Lee 1 2 2     1 6 2
North Carolina 2 4 0     3 7 0
Maryland 1 2 0     3 5 1
Davidson 1 5 2     1 6 3
The Citadel 0 2 1     4 3 1
George Washington 0 4 1     1 7 1
Richmond 0 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 High Point Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 45–0    
October 4 at Army Mitchie StadiumWest Point, NY L 6–19    
October 11 vs. Presbyterian Sumter, SC W 21–13    
October 18 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC T 13–13    
October 31 vs. South Carolina County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 6–13    
November 8 Wofford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W     
November 20 vs. Davidson Charlotte, North Carolina L 14–24    
November 29 at Sewanee Sewanee, TN W 28–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1942[edit]

1942 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1942 record 5–2 (2–2 SoCon)
Head coach Bo Rowland (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1941 1943 »
1942 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 William & Mary 4 0 0     9 1 1
Virginia Tech 5 1 0     7 2 1
Wake Forest 6 1 1     6 2 1
North Carolina 3 1 1     5 2 2
Duke 3 1 1     5 4 1
NC State 3 1 2     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
The Citadel 2 2 0     5 2 0
Clemson 2 3 1     3 6 1
Davidson 2 4 1     2 6 1
VMI 2 4 1     3 5 1
George Washington 2 4 0     3 6 0
Maryland 1 2 0     7 2 0
South Carolina 1 4 0     1 7 1
Richmond 1 5 0     3 6 1
Washington & Lee 0 4 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 Camp Davis Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 32–0    
October 3 Presbyterian Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC W 47–2    
October 10 George Washington Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 14–2    
October 17 Newberry Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 21–7    
October 30 vs. South Carolina County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 0–14    
November 4 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 21–9    
November 7 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC L 0–20    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1943[edit]

No team was fielded due to World War II.

1944[edit]

No team was fielded due to World War II.

1945[edit]

No team was fielded due to World War II.

1946[edit]

1946 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1946 record 3–5 (1–5 SoCon)
Head coach J. Quinn Decker (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1945 1947 »
1946 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 North Carolina 4 0 1     8 2 1
William & Mary 7 1 0     8 2 0
#18 NC State 6 1 0     8 3 0
South Carolina 4 2 0     5 3 0
Duke 3 2 0     4 5 0
Richmond 3 2 2     6 2 2
Virginia Tech 3 3 3     3 4 3
VMI 2 3 1     4 5 1
George Washington 1 1 0     4 3 0
Clemson 2 3 0     4 5 0
Wake Forest 2 3 0     6 3 0
Maryland 2 5 0     3 6 0
Furman 1 4 0     2 8 0
Washington & Lee 1 4 0     2 6 0
The Citadel 1 5 0     3 5 0
Davidson 1 5 0     4 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 7–6    
October 5 William & Mary Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 12–51    
October 12 at Newberry Setzler FieldNewberry, SC W 28–7    
October 19 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–14    
November 1 vs. South Carolina County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 7–19    
November 9 George Washington Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–18    
November 16 at VMI Lexington, VA L 7–26    
November 23 vs. Davidson Charlotte, NC W 21–13    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1947[edit]

1947 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1947 record 3–5 (1–4 SoCon)
Head coach J. Quinn Decker (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1946 1948 »
1947 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 William & Mary 7 1 0     9 2 0
#9 North Carolina 4 1 0     8 2 0
South Carolina 4 1 1     6 2 1
#19 Duke 3 1 1     4 3 2
Washington & Lee 3 2 0     5 5 0
Maryland 3 2 1     7 2 2
#17 NC State 3 2 1     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 4 3 0     4 5 0
Davidson 3 3 1     6 3 1
Wake Forest 3 4 0     6 4 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 5 1
Clemson 1 3 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     3 5 0
Furman 1 4 0     2 7 0
Richmond 1 5 0     3 7 0
George Washington 0 4 9     1 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 13–6    
October 4 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA L 7–56    
October 11 Newberry Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–6    
October 17 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC L 0–7    
October 25 at #7 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–38    
November 7 vs. South Carolina County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 0–12    
November 15 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 7–6    
November 22 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC L 7–28    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1948[edit]

1948 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1948 record 2–7 (0–5 SoCon)
Head coach J. Quinn Decker (3rd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1947 1949 »
1948 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Clemson 5 0 0     11 0 0
#3 North Carolina 4 0 1     9 1 1
VMI 5 1 0     6 3 0
#17 William & Mary 5 1 1     7 2 2
#20 Wake Forest 5 2 0     6 4 0
Maryland 4 2 0     6 4 0
Duke 3 2 1     4 3 2
Richmond 3 3 1     5 3 2
Washington & Lee 2 2 0     4 6 0
Furman 2 4 0     2 6 1
George Washington 2 4 0     4 6 0
Davidson 2 5 0     3 5 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 5 0
NC State 1 4 1     3 6 1
Virginia Tech 0 6 1     0 8 1
The Citadel 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 at Presbyterian Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC L 0–7    
October 9 at Newberry Setzler FieldNewberry, SC W 14–0    
October 16 Davidson Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 6–14    
October 23 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC L 0–9    
October 30 at Erskine Due West, SC W 19–0    
November 6 George Washington Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–14    
November 13 at VMI Lexington, VA L 6–34    
November 20 at #20 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–54    
December 4 #10 Clemson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–20    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1949[edit]

1949 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1949 record 4–5 (2–2 SoCon)
Head coach J. Quinn Decker (4th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 North Carolina 5 0 0     7 4 0
#14 Maryland 4 0 0     9 1 0
Washington & Lee 3 1 1     3 5 1
Duke 4 2 0     6 3 0
William & Mary 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 3 2 1     3 5 1
The Citadel 2 2 0     4 5 0
Clemson 2 2 0     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 3 3 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     4 6 0
George Washington 2 3 0     4 5 0
NC State 3 6 0     3 7 0
Virginia Tech 1 5 2     1 7 2
Richmond 2 6 0     3 7 0
Davidson 1 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 0–13    
October 1 Newberry Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 14–12    
October 15 at #8 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 0–44    
October 21 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 7–19    
October 28 Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 7–21    
November 5 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 27–7    
November 12 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 19–4    
November 24 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC W 25–19    
December 3 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC L 0–42    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

1. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. pp. 147–148. Retrieved 2012-09-18.