1941 Navy Midshipmen football team

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1941 Navy Midshipmen football
United State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 10
1941 record 7–1–1
Head coach Swede Larson (3rd season)
Captain Bob Froude
Home stadium Thompson Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Notre Dame         8 0 1
No. 6 Fordham         8 1 0
Miami (FL)         8 2 0
No. 10 Navy         7 1 1
Penn State         7 2 0
Boston College         7 3 0
Drexel         4 2 1
Army         5 3 1
Villanova         4 4 0
Pittsburgh         3 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy during the 1941 college football season. In their third season under head coach Swede Larson, the Midshipmen compiled a 7–1–1 record, shut out five opponents and outscored all opponents by a combined score of 192 to 34.[1][2]

In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Midshipmen beat the Cadets for the third straight year,[3] and finished the season ranked tenth.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 William & Mary Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 34–0    
October 4 West Virginia Thompson Stadium • Annapolis, MD W 40–0    
October 11 Lafayette Thompson Stadium • Annapolis, MD W 41–2    
October 18 Cornell No. 7 Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MD [4] W 14–0   45,000
October 25 at Harvard No. 5 Harvard StadiumAllston, MA [5] T    0–0   40,000
November 1 at No. 8 Penn No. 11 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA [6] W 13–6   73,391
November 8 No. 7 Notre Dame No. 6 Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MD [7] (Rivalry) L  13–20   62,074
November 22 at Princeton No. 12 Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ [8] W 23–0   42,000
November 29 vs. Army No. 11 Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia, PA [3] (Rivalry) W 14–6   99,000
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 191. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Guenther, Jack (November 30, 1941). "Navy gives parting coach 14-6 win over Army". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. p. 11, part 3.
  4. ^ "Navy beats Cornell". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. October 19, 1941. p. 2B.
  5. ^ "Navy tied by Harvard". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. October 26, 1941. p. 11, part 3.
  6. ^ "Middies turn back Penn, 13-6". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 2, 1941. p. 3B.
  7. ^ Boni, Bill (November 9, 1941). "Irish hand Middies first defeat". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 3B.
  8. ^ "Navy scores 23-0 win over Princeton as Busik stars". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 23, 1941. p. 2B.