1945 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1945 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
1945 record 1–6
Head coach Ossie Solem (8th season)
Captain Angelo Acocella[1]
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
← 1944
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The 1945 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1945 college football season. The Orangemen were led by eighth-year head coach Ossie Solem and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. Solem resigned as head coach following a disappointing 1–6 campaign.[2] The team's sole win came in the school's first-ever match-up with eventual-rival West Virginia.


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 Cornell Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 14–26   22,000
September 28 at Temple Temple StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 6–7   15,000
October 6 at Columbia Baker FieldNew York, NY L 0–32   8,000
October 12 West Virginia Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 12–0   5,000
October 27 Dartmouth Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY L 0–8   10,000
November 3 at Penn State New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 0–26    
November 17 Colgate Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) L 6–7   20,000
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.



  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 147.
  2. ^ "Solem Resigns As Syracuse U. Football Coach". Chicago Daily Tribune. December 11, 1945. p. 23.
  3. ^ "1945 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2018.