1941 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1941 Virginia Cavaliers football
Conference Independent
1941 record 8–1
Head coach Frank Murray (5th season)
Captain Bill Dudley[1]
Home stadium Scott Stadium
(Capacity: 22,000)
← 1940
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The 1941 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1941 college football season. The Cavaliers were led by fifth-year head coach Frank Murray and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as independents, finishing with a record of 8–1. They scored 279 points on the year while allowing only 42.[2] Team captain and halfback Bill Dudley became the school's second ever consensus first-team All-American, being selected by 5 of 9 selectors, including the Associated Press. Dudley led the country in touchdowns, points scored, rushing average, and touchdowns responsible for.[3] He became the school's first and only recipient of the Maxwell Award, distinguishing him as the best player in college football in 1941.[4] He finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy.[5]


September 20Hampden–SydneyW 41–0 
September 27Lafayette
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 25–0 
October 4at YaleL 19–21 
October 11Richmond
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 44–0 
October 18at VMI
W 27–7 
November 1vs. VPIW 34–0 
November 8Washington and Lee
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 27–7 
November 15Lehigh
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 34–0 
November 20at North CarolinaW 28–7 
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game



  1. ^ "2017 Cavalier Football Fact Book" (PDF). Virginia Cavaliers Athletics. p. 119. 
  2. ^ a b "1941 Virginia Cavaliers Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 21, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Dudley's College Football HOF profile". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Biography: You can't stop the "Bullet"". Bill Dudley official site. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  5. ^ "1941 Heisman Trophy Voting". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved June 21, 2018.