1942 Detroit Titans football team

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1942 Detroit Titans football
Conference Independent
1942 record 5–4
Head coach Gus Dorais (18th season)
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1945 →
1942 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan         6 0 0
Western Michigan         5 1 0
No. 19 Penn State         6 1 1
No. 8 Boston College         8 2 0
No. 6 Notre Dame         7 2 2
No. 15 Santa Clara         7 2 0
Miami (FL)         7 2 0
Army         6 3 0
Syracuse         6 3 0
St. Mary's (CA)         6 3 1
Yale         5 3 0
Fordham         5 3 1
Cal Poly         4 3 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Navy         5 4 0
West Virginia         5 4 0
No. 19 Holy Cross         5 4 1
Michigan State         4 3 2
Villanova         4 4 0
Michigan State Normal         3 3 1
Pittsburgh         3 6 0
Massachusetts State         2 5 0
Drexel         2 6 0
Wayne         1 6 1
San Francisco State         0 6 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit as an independent during the 1942 college football season. Detroit outscored its opponents by a combined total of 82 to 66 and finished with a 5–4 record in its 18th and final year under head coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Gus Dorais.[1]

In addition to head coach Gus Dorais, the team's coaching staff included Lloyd Brazil (backfield coach), Bud Boeringer (line coach), Edmund J. Barbour (freshman coach), and Michael H. "Dad" Butler (trainer). Quarterback Donald Hughes and end Joseph Gensheimer were the team's co-captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance
October 2 Wayne University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 27–0 15,670
October 11 Fort Knox University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 16–0
October 18 at Manhattan Polo Grounds, Upper Manhattan W 21–7 12,500
October 24 Georgetown University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 6–0
November 1 at Marquette Marquette Stadium, Milwaukee L 0–10 7,000
November 14 Villanova University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 9–0
November 21 Arkansas University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit L 7–14
November 28 Oklahoma A&M University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit L 6–33
December 6 at Saint Mary's (CA) San Francisco L 0–2 < 500

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1942 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ University of Detroit vs. Wayne University football program, October 1942.

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