1940 Utah Utes football team

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1940 Utah Utes football
MSC Champions
Conference Mountain States Conference
1940 record 7–2 (5–1 MSC)
Head coach Ike Armstrong
Home stadium Ute Stadium
← 1939
1941 →
1940 MSC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Utah $ 5 1 0     7 2 0
Colorado 4 1 1     5 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1940 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 1940 college football season. Utah's season opener against Santa Clara was part of the first-ever major college football doubleheader. The event at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco also featured the future Rose Bowl champions, the Stanford "Wow Boys", defeat San Francisco, 27–0.[1]


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 28 at Santa Clara* Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, California L 13–34  
October 5 BYU Ute StadiumSalt Lake City, Utah (The Holy War) W 12–6  
October 12 Arizona* Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah W 24–0  
October 19 at Utah A.C. Aggie StadiumLogan, Utah (Battle of the Brothers) L 0–7  
October 26 Denverdagger Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah W 25–14  
November 2 at Colorado Colorado StadiumBoulder, Colorado (Utah–Colorado football rivalry) W 21–13  
November 9 at Wyoming Corbett FieldLaramie, Wyoming W 34–7  
November 16 Colorado A&M Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah W 27–0  
November 21 Idaho* Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah W 13–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Utah did not have any players selected in the 1941 NFL Draft.[4]


  1. ^ Ron Fimrite, A Melding Of Men All Suited To A T; Clark Shaughnessy was a dour theoretician, Frankie Albert an unrestrained quarterback and Stanford a team of losers, but combined they forever changed the game of football, Sports Illustrated, September 5, 1977.
  2. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Coaching Records Game by Game Ike J. Armstrong 1940". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  4. ^ "1941 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-08-04.