1941 Texas A&M Aggies football team

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1941 Texas A&M Aggies football
Southwest Conference champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
APNo. 9
1941 record9–2 (5–1 SWC)
Head coachHomer Norton (8th season)
Home stadiumKyle Field
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Texas A&M $ 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 4 Texas 4 1 1     8 1 1
TCU 4 1 1     7 3 1
Rice 3 2 1     6 3 1
SMU 2 4 0     5 5 0
Baylor 1 4 1     3 6 1
Arkansas 0 6 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Texas A&M Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Texas A&M University as a member of the Southwest Conference during the 1941 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach Homer Norton, the Aggies compiled a 9–1 record in the regular season, won the conference championship, and were ranked No. 9 in the final AP Poll. The team then lost to Alabama in the 1942 Cotton Bowl Classic. The team outscored all opponents by a total of 281 to 75.[1] The team played its home games at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

Four Texas A&M players were selected by the Associated Press (AP) or United Press (UP) on the 1941 All-Southwest Conference football team: back Derace Moser (AP-1, UP-1); end James Sterling (AP-1, UP-1); tackle Martin Ruby (AP-1, UP-1); and center Bill Sibley (AP-1, UP-1).[2][3] Moser was also selected as the most valuable player in the Southwest Conference.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27Sam Houston State*W 54–010,000[4]
October 4vs. Texas A&I*W 41–016,955[5]
October 11at NYU*W 49–718,000[6]
October 18at TCUNo. 14W 14–025,000[7]
October 25BaylorNo. 9
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
W 48–0[8]
November 1vs. ArkansasNo. 5W 7–09,762[9]
November 8SMUNo. 5
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX
W 21–1020,000[10]
November 15at RiceNo. 4W 19–6[11]
November 27No. 10 TexasNo. 2
  • Kyle Field
  • College Station, TX (rivalry)
L 0–2340,000[12]
December 6at No. 19 Washington State*No. 9W 7–026,000[13][14]
January 1at No. 20 Alabama*No. 9L 21–238,000[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1941 Texas A&M Aggies Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "All-Southwest Selections". The Paris News. December 10, 1941. p. 4.
  3. ^ "United Press All-S'West '11". The Abilene Reporter-News. December 2, 1941. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Ags Show Speed, Passes and Power In 54-0 Victory". Sunday American-Statesman. September 28, 1941. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Aggies Crush A. & I." Sunday American-Statesman. October 5, 1941. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Texans' Second Half Drive Crushes NYU, 49-17". New York Daily News. October 12, 1941. p. 92 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Harold V. Ratliff (October 19, 1941). "Aggies Triumph Over Horned Frogs, 14 to 0". Sunday American-Statesman. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ William T. Rives (October 26, 1941). "Aggies Blast Baylor 48-0". The Austin American – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Razorback Rise To Heights But Aggies Nose Ahead, 7-0". Sunday American-Statesman. November 2, 1941. p. 28 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Harold V. Ratliff (November 9, 1941). "Texas Aggies Come From Behind To Beat SMU 21-10 And Take Southwest Conference Lead". Valley Sunday Star-Monitor-Herald. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ William T. Rives (November 16, 1941). "Ags Clinch Tie for Title". Sunday American-Statesman. pp. 13–14 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Wilbur Evans (November 28, 1941). "Longhorns Click To Smash Aggies' Jinx". The Austin American. pp. 1, 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Craig Hill (December 12, 2018). "Remembering the 1941 Evergreen Bowl: One Day It Was Football, and the Next It Was War". The Daily Chronicle.
  14. ^ "Washington State loses "Evergreen Bowl" to Texas A. and M." Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 7, 1941. p. 2, sports.
  15. ^ "Aggies Won Statistics, But Alabama Won Game!". The Austin Statesman. January 2, 1942. p. 17.