1944 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1944 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
1944 record 2–4–1
Head coach Ossie Solem (7th season)
Captain Victor Merkel[1]
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
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The 1944 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1944 college football season. The Orangemen were led by seventh-year head coach Ossie Solem and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse resumed play after taking a hiatus during the 1943 season due to World War II. They finished the season with a record of 2–4–1.


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23 Cornell Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 6–39   22,000
October 7 at Columbia Baker FieldNew York, NY L 2–26   18,000
October 14 Lafayette Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 32–7   5,000
October 21 at Temple Temple StadiumPhiladelphia, PA T 7–7    
October 28 at Boston College Fenway ParkBoston, MA (Rivalry) L 12–19   6,500
November 4 Penn State Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) L 0–41    
November 18 Colgate Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 43–13   15,000
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.



  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 147.
  2. ^ "1944 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 30, 2018.