1941 Fordham Rams football team

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1941 Fordham Rams football
Sugar Bowl champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Sugar Bowl, W 2–0 vs. Missouri
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 6
1941 record 8–1
Head coach Jim Crowley (9th season)
Home stadium Polo Grounds
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →

The 1941 Fordham Rams football team represented Fordham University during the 1941 college football season. Rams offense scored 182 points while the defense allowed 67 points. Fordham was invited to play in the Rose Bowl, but declined the invitation because it had previously accepted a berth in the Sugar Bowl. The Rams won the Sugar Bowl by a score of 2–0 over the Missouri Tigers.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 4 SMU Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 16–10   28,500[1]
October 11 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 27–14   27,000[2]
October 18 West Virginia No. 4 Polo Grounds • New York, NY W 27–0   12,500[1]
October 25 TCU No. 6 Polo Grounds • New York, NY W 28–14   39,500[1]
November 1 Purdue No. 3 Polo Grounds • New York, NY W 17–0   20,500[1]
November 8 at Pittsburgh No. 3 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 0–13   25,000[3]
November 22 vs. Saint Mary's (CA) No. 11 Polo Grounds • New York, NY W 35–7   40,000[1]
November 29 NYU No. 8 Yankee Stadium • Bronx, NY W 30–9   31,009
January 1 vs. No. 7 Missouri No. 6 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 2–0   66,154
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Luchter, P.S. "List of all Amateur Football games played at The Polo Grounds, New York". luckyshow.org. 
  2. ^ Richardson, William D. (October 12, 1941). "Rams' Rally on Long Runs Sinks No. Carolina, 27-14". New York Times. p. S1. 
  3. ^ Nichols, Joseph C. (November 9, 1941). "Rams Are Toppled: Bowl Hopes Crushed by Panthers, Who Gain First 1941 Victory". New York Times. p. S1.