1946 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1946 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1946 record 5–4 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Eddie Anderson (5th season)
MVP Bill Kay
Home stadium Iowa Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Illinois $ 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 6 Michigan 5 1 1     6 2 1
No. 20 Indiana 4 2 0     6 3 0
Iowa 3 3 0     5 4 0
Minnesota 3 4 0     5 4 0
Ohio State 2 3 1     4 3 2
Northwestern 2 3 1     4 4 1
Wisconsin 2 5 0     4 5 0
Purdue 0 5 1     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1946 Iowa Hawkeyes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Iowa in the 1946 Big Nine Conference football season. The team compiled a 5–4 record (3–3 against conference opponents) and finished in fourth place in the Big Nine Conference,[1][2] the team outscored its opponents by a combined total of 129 to 92.[1] The team allowed an average of 200.7 yards per game, the best total defense in Iowa history.[3]

Eddie Anderson returned as a head coach for the Hawkeyes for his fifth season as Iowa's head coach; he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Bob Smith with 503 rushing yards, Emlen Tunnell with 228 passing yards, Dick Hoerner with 72 receiving yards, and Bob Sullivan with 25 points scored.[5] Tackle Bill Kay was selected as the team's most valuable player.[6] Guard Earl Banks and fullback Dick Hoerner were selected as first-team players on the 1946 All-Big Nine Conference football team.[7]

The team played its home games at Iowa Stadium, it drew 197,811 spectators at five home games, an average of 39,562 per game.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 21 North Dakota State* Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 39–0  
September 28 Purdue Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 16–0  
October 5 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 7–14  
October 12 Nebraska* Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 21–7  
October 19 at No. 18 Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana W 13–0  
October 26 No. 2 Notre Dame* No. 17 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa L 6–41  
November 2 No. 11 Illinoisdagger Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa L 0–7  
November 9 at No. 15 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 21–7  
November 16 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis (Floyd of Rosedale) L 6–16  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1946 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "2012 Media Guide Iowa Football" (PDF). University of Iowa. 2012. pp. 167, 172. 
  3. ^ 2012 Media Guide, p. 195.
  4. ^ "Eddie Anderson Member Biography". National Football Foundation. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ 2012 Media Guide, pp. 196-197.
  6. ^ 2012 Media Guide, p. 152.
  7. ^ 2012 Media Guide, p. 150.
  8. ^ 2012 Media Guide, p. 181.