1942 Rutgers Queensmen football team

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1942 Rutgers Queensmen football
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ConferenceMiddle Three Conference
1942 record3–4–1 (0–2 Middle Three)
Head coachHarry Rockafeller (5th season)
Home stadiumRutgers Stadium
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The 1942 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1942 college football season. In February 1942, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Rutgers head coach Harman, who had led the team to a 26-7-1 record from 1938 to 1941, joined the United States Navy.[1] In April 1942, Harry Rockafeller, who had coached the team from 1927 to 1930, resumed responsibility as Rutgers' head football coach.[2] In their fifth, non-consecutive season under head coach Harry Rockafeller, the Queensmen compiled a 3–4–1 record and were outscored by their opponents 113 to 100.[3]


  1. ^ "Harman, 3 Aides Seek Instructor Berths in Navy". Democrat Chronicle (Rochester, NY). February 5, 1942. p. 24.
  2. ^ "Rockafeller Gets Post: Named Head Football Coach at Rutgers in Harman's Absence". The New York Times. April 26, 1942.
  3. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 13, 2016.