1946 Detroit Titans football team

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1946 Detroit Titans football
Conference Independent
1946 record 6–4
Head coach Chuck Baer (2nd season)
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →

The 1946 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit as an independent during the 1946 college football season. In their second season under head coach Chuck Baer, the Titans compiled a 6–4 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 214 to 134.[1]

The team's assistant coaches were Lloyd Brazil (backfield coach and athletic director), John Shada (line coach), Ed J. Barbour (backfield coach), and Dr. Raymond D. Forsyth (team physician and trainer).[2] End Wilbur Hintz and guard Bob Ivory were the team's co-captains.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
September 20 Wayne University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 31–0 23,800 [4]
September 27 Scranton University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 32–13 18,650 [5]
October 5 at Holy Cross Fitton Field, Worcester, MA L 14–16 20,000 [6]
October 13 at San Francisco Kezar Stadium, San Francisco W 18–6 20,000 [7]
October 18 No. 20 Tulsa University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 20–14 20,200 [8]
October 25 Drake University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit W 33–6 16,572 [9]
November 1 Marquette University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit L 20–21 10,350 [10]
November 8 Villanova University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit L 6–23 19,350 [11]
November 17 at Saint Louis Walsh Stadium, St. Louis W 33–14 8,712 [12]
November 29 at Miami (FL) Orange Bowl, Miami L 7–21 24,747 [13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1946 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Detroit vs. Tulsa game program". University of Detroit. October 18, 1946. p. 5. 
  3. ^ Detroit vs. Tulsa program, p. 7.
  4. ^ W. W. Edgar (September 21, 1946). "U-D Overwhelms Tartars, 31 to 0". Detroit Free Press. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Detroit Gallops To Beat Scranton, 32-13". Detroit Free Press. September 28, 1946. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 6, 1946). "Last-Second Field Goal Sends U-D to Defeat". Detroit Free Press. p. Sports 1, 2. 
  7. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 14, 1946). "Titans End Road Jinx with 18-6 Triumph over San Francisco". Detroit Free Press. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 19, 1946). "Titan TD in Last 90 Seconds Upsets Tulsa, 20-14". Detroit Free Press. p. 12. 
  9. ^ W. W. Edgar (October 26, 1946). "Titans Keep Drake in Doghouse with 33-6 Victory". Detroit Free Press. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ W. W. Edgar (November 2, 1946). "Titans Upset, 21-20, As Clipping Costs Touchdown". Detroit Free Press. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ W. W. Edgar (November 9, 1946). "Villanova's Wildcats Feast on Titan Eleven, 23 to 6". Detroit Free Press. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ James L. Toomey (November 18, 1946). "Detroit Back's 90-Yard Run Features 33-14 Billiken Loss". St. Louis Star-Times. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Miami Turns Heat on U-D to Win, 21-7". Detroit Free Press. November 30, 1946. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 

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