1946 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1946 North Carolina Tar Heels football
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
SoCon champion
Sugar Bowl, L 10–20 vs. Georgia
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 9
1946 record 8–2–1 (4–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Carl Snavely (4th season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 North Carolina $ 4 0 1     8 2 1
William & Mary 7 1 0     8 2 0
No. 18 NC State 6 1 0     8 3 0
South Carolina 4 2 0     5 3 0
Duke 3 2 0     4 5 0
Richmond 3 2 2     6 2 2
VPI 3 3 2     3 4 3
VMI 2 3 1     4 5 1
George Washington 1 1 0     4 3 0
Clemson 2 3 0     4 5 0
Wake Forest 2 3 0     6 3 0
Maryland 2 5 0     3 6 0
Furman 1 4 0     2 8 0
Washington and Lee 1 4 0     2 6 0
The Citadel 1 5 0     3 5 0
Davidson 1 5 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1946 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina during the 1946 college football season.[1] The Tar Heels were led by fourth-year head coach Carl Snavely and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as members of the Southern Conference, winning the conference title with an undefeated conference record of 4–0–1. Ranked ninth in the final AP Poll, the Tar Heels were invited to the school's first ever bowl game, the 1947 Sugar Bowl, where they lost to Georgia.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 28 VPI Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC T 14–14  
October 4 at Miami (FL)* Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 21–0  
October 12 Maryland Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 33–0  
October 19 at Navy* No. 15 Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MD W 21–14  
October 26 Florida* No. 10 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 40–19  
November 2 at No. 10 Tennessee* No. 9 Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 14–20  
November 9 vs. William & Mary No. 17 City StadiumRichmond, VA W 21–7  
November 16 Wake Forest No. 15 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) W 26–14  
November 23 Duke No. 14 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Victory Bell) W 22–7  
November 30 at Virginia* No. 11 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 49–14  
January 1 vs. No. 3 Georgia* No. 9 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) L 10–20  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.

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