1945 Detroit Titans football team

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1945 Detroit Titans football
Conference Independent
1945 record 6–3
Head coach Chuck Baer (1st season)
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1946 →

The 1945 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit as an independent during the 1945 college football season. In their first season under head coach Chuck Baer, the Titans compiled a 6–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 193 to 114.[1]

The team's coaching staff consisted of Chuck Baer (head coach and line coach), Edmund Barbour (backfield coach), Lloyd Brazil (end coach, assistant backfield coach, and athletic director), and Dr. Raymond Forsyth (trainer).[2] The team had game captains rather than selecting one or two players as the team captain or captains for the full season.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
September 28 Alma University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 32–0 4,500 [4]
October 5 Scranton University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 42–0 12,500 [5]
October 13 vs. No. 20 Mississippi State Crump Stadium, Memphis L 6–41 12,000 [6]
October 21 at Villanova Shibe Park, Philadelphia L 0–14 11,000 [7]
October 26 Drake University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 19–14 10,352 [8]
November 3 at Marquette Marquette Stadium, Milwaukee L 14–32 9,000 [9]
November 10 Cincinnati University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 20–0 10,159 [10]
November 18 Saint Louis University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 27–0 10,671 [11]
November 22 Wayne University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 33–13 8,622 [12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1945 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "University of Detroit vs. Drake University game program". University of Detroit. October 26, 1945. p. 7. 
  3. ^ U-D vs. Drake game program, p. 11.
  4. ^ Truman Stacey (September 29, 1945). "Titans Rip Hapless Scots, 32-0". Detroit Free Press. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ John N. Sabo (October 6, 1945). "Titans Smother Scranton, 42-0". Detroit Free Press. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ John N. Sabo (October 14, 1945). "Weathermen and Maroons Make Things Hot for Titans". Detroit Free Press. p. Sports 1, 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 22, 1945). "Villanova Clips Outclassed Titans, 14-0". Detroit Free Press. pp. 14–15 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ James Zerilli (October 27, 1945). "U-D Downs Drake, 19-14, on Late Rally". Detroit Free Press. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ W. W. Edgar (November 4, 1945). "U-D Trimmed, 32-14". Detroit Free Press. pp. Sports 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ W. W. Edgar (November 11, 1945). "Titans Mend Ways in Second Half to Trounce Cincinnati, 20-0". Detroit Free Press. pp. Sports 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ W. W. Edgar (November 19, 1945). "U-D Eleven Gives St. Louis Blues, 27-0". Detroit Free Press. p. 14. 
  12. ^ Hal Schram (November 23, 1945). "Wayne 'Pushovers' Push U-D Around, but Lose". Detroit Free Press. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com. 

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