1943 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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1943 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
MVC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 18–20 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Ranking
APNo. 15
1943 record6–1–1 (1–0 MVC)
Head coachHenry Frnka (3rd season)
Home stadiumSkelly Field
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Tulsa $ 1 0 0     6 1 1
Oklahoma A&M 0 1 0     3 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Tulsa Golden Hurricane team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1943 college football season. In their third year under head coach Henry Frnka, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–0–1 record in the regular season, including lopsided victories over SMU (20-7), Texas Tech (34-7), Oklahoma (20-6), Utah (55-0), Oklahoma State (55-6), and Arkansas (61-0). They lost to Georgia Tech, 20-18, in the 1944 Sugar Bowl.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25at SMU*DallasW 20–7
October 9Texas Tech*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 34–7
October 16vs. Oklahoma*W 20–6
October 23Utah*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 55–0
October 30Southwestern*No. 13
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
T 6–6
November 6Oklahoma A&MNo. 19
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 55–6
November 25Arkansas*No. 20
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 61–0
January 1, 1944vs. No. 13 Georgia TechNo. 15L 18–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Rankings[edit]

The AP released their first poll on October 4. The Golden Hurricane made their first appearance as a ranked team on October 25.

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final 
AP Not released NR NR NR 13 19 17 16 20 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1943 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 24, 2016.