1941 Duke Blue Devils football team

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1941 Duke Blue Devils football
SoCon champion
Rose Bowl, L 16–20 vs. Oregon State
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 2
1941 record 9–1 (5–0 SoCon)
Head coach Wallace Wade
Assistant coach Ellis Hagler
Assistant coach Herschel Caldwell
Assistant coach Dutch Stanley
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Duke $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
South Carolina 4 0 1     4 4 1
Clemson 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     8 2 0
VMI 4 2 0     4 6 0
VPI 4 2 0     6 4 0
Wake Forest 4 2 1     5 5 1
NC State 3 4 2     4 5 2
Furman 2 3 2     3 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 2 2     1 6 2
North Carolina 2 4 0     3 7 0
Maryland 1 2 0     3 5 1
Davidson 1 5 2     1 6 3
The Citadel 0 2 1     4 3 1
George Washington 0 4 1     1 7 1
Richmond 0 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Duke Blue Devils football team represented the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University during the 1941 college football season.

The Blue Devils went undefeated in conference play, played in the Rose Bowl, and finished the season ranked number two in the AP poll. One minor selector, Ray Bryne, selected Duke as national champions.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 27 Wake Forest Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina W 43–14  
October 4 Tennessee* Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 19–0  
October 11 at Maryland* Baltimore W 50–0  
October 18 Colgate* No. 3 Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 27–14  
October 25 at Pittsburgh* No. 4 Pittsburgh W 27–7  
November 1 at Georgia Tech* No. 4 Grant FieldAtlanta W 14–0  
November 8 at Davidson No. 4 Davidson, North Carolina W 56–0  
November 15 North Carolina No. 3 Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina (Rivalry) W 20–0  
November 22 at NC State No. 3 Riddick StadiumRaleigh, North Carolina W 55–6  
January 1 vs. No. 12 Oregon State* No. 2 Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina (Rose Bowl) L 16–20  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1941 National Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. 
  2. ^ "1941 Duke Blue Devils". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.