1941 Missouri Tigers football team

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1941 Missouri Tigers football
Big Six champion
Sugar Bowl, L 0–2 vs. Fordham
ConferenceBig Six Conference
Ranking
APNo. 7
1941 record8–2 (5–0 Big 6)
Head coachDon Faurot (7th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Missouri $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
Nebraska 3 2 0     4 5 0
Oklahoma 3 2 0     6 3 0
Kansas 2 3 0     3 6 0
Kansas State 1 3 1     2 5 2
Iowa State 0 4 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Six Conference (Big 6) during the 1941 college football season. The team compiled an 8–2 record (5–0 against Big 6 opponents), won the Big 6 championship, lost to Fordham in the 1942 Sugar Bowl, outscored all opponents by a combined total of 226 to 39, and was ranked No. 7 in the final AP Poll. Don Faurot was the head coach for the seventh of 19 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's leading scorer was junior halfback Bob Steuber with 67 points.[3] Five Missouri players were selected by the United Press as first-team players on the 1941 All-Big Six Conference football team: Steuber; senior quarterback Harry Ice; senior center Darold Jenkins; senior guard Robert Jeffries; and senior tackle Norville Wallach. Three others (quarterback Maurice Wade, end Bert Ekern, and tackle Robert Brenton) were named to the second team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27at Ohio State*L 7–1249,671[5]
October 4Colorado*W 21–65,000[6]
October 11Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 35–0[7]
October 18at Iowa StateW 39–1315,000[8]
October 25Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
W 6–029,000[9]
November 1at Michigan StateNo. 19W 19–015,750[10]
November 8at NYU*No. 17W 26–06,700[11]
November 15OklahomadaggerNo. 16
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
W 28–027,000[12]
November 22at KansasNo. 8W 45–6> 14,000[13]
January 1, 1942vs. No. 6 FordhamNo. 7L 0–273,000[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1941 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 40. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  3. ^ 2014 Mizzou Football Records Book, p. 26.
  4. ^ "Missouri's Champs Place 5 Men on All Big Six Team". Ames Daily Tribune. December 1, 1941. p. 6.
  5. ^ "Coach Brown's Ohio State Eleven Triumphs". The Sandusky Register-Star-News. September 28, 1941. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Long Runs by Missouri Trample Colorado, 21-6". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. October 5, 1941. pp. 1E, 3E – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Tigers Rout Kansas State, 35 to 0, in Big Six Opener". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 12, 1941. pp. 1E, 2E – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Jack North (October 19, 1941). "Tigers' First Score Comes After 5 Plays". The Des Moines Register. p. Sports 1, 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Missouri 6, Nebraska 0: Reece Tallies; Stout Defense Stops Huskers". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. October 26, 1941. pp. 1B, 2B – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Missouri Eleven Spoils State Homecoming, 19-0". The Lansing State Journal. November 2, 1941. pp. 17, 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Joe Trimble (November 9, 1941). "Missouri Whips Violets, 26-0". New York Daily News. p. 94 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ J. Roy Stockton (November 16, 1941). "Missouri Wallops Oklahoma, 28-0; Wade Stars". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. pp. 1E, 2E – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Missouri Smothers Jayhawks". The Morning Chronicle, Manhattan, Kansas. November 23, 1941. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Over-Tense Missouri Team Is Defeated By Fordham, 2-0, In Rain-Drenched Sugar Bowl Before 73,000". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 2, 1942. p. 2B – via Newspapers.com.