1942 Fordham Rams football team

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1942 Fordham Rams football
Conference Independent
1942 record 5–3–1
Head coach Earl Walsh (1st season)
Home stadium Polo Grounds
Seasons
← 1941
1946 →
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 Fordham Rams football team represented Fordham University during the 1942 college football season. The Rams offense scored 103 points while the defense (due to two separate defensive collapses) allowed 155 points. Although the Rams bounced back from those losses and ended the season with a winning record, the team finished the year unranked.

This marked the first time Fordham had finished unranked since sports writers began polling in 1935. Previously Fordham had finished 11th in the 1935 season ending UP poll, 15th in the 1936 season ending AP poll, third in 1937, 15th in 1938, 17th in 1939, 12th in 1940, and sixth in the 1941 season ending AP poll. Only Duke had finished each of the previous seasons ranked and they too finished the 1942 season unranked.

After the season, Fordham put their football program on hiatus for the duration of World War II.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 14–7   20,000[1]
October 3 at Tennessee Shield-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 14–40   22,000[1]
October 10 North Carolina Polo GroundsNew York, NY T 0–0   19,500[1]
October 17 West Virginia Polo Grounds • New York, NY W 23–14   12,300[1]
October 31 Saint Mary's (CA) Polo Grounds • New York, NY W 7–0   25,300[1]
November 7 LSU Polo Grounds • New York, NY L 13–26   16,400[1]
November 14 at No. 3 Boston College Fenway ParkBoston, MA L 6–56   35,000[1]
November 21 Missouri Polo Grounds • New York, NY W 20–12   11,000[1]
November 28 vs. North Carolina Pre-Flight Yankee StadiumBronx, NY W 6–0   24,500[1]
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.


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