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1940 Fordham Rams football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 12
1940 record7–2
Head coachJim Crowley (8th season)
Home stadiumPolo Grounds
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →

Template:1940 college football independents records The 1940 Fordham Rams football team represented Fordham University during the 1940 college football season. The Rams finished the regular season ranked twelfth and played in the Cotton Bowl, a 13–12 loss to Texas A&M in Dallas on New Year's Day.

Schedule

File:Fordham University Rams football at Yankee Stadium, 1940.jpg

Fordham prepares to take on NYU
in Yankee Stadium in front of 35,000

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
October 5West Virginia
W 20–717,780[1]
October 12Tulane
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 20–734,000[2]
October 19at PittsburghW 24–1240,000[3]
October 26Saint Mary's
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
L 12–2434,500[2]
November 2North Carolina
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 14–016,794[2]
November 9PurdueNo. 17
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 13–718,576[2]
November 21ArkansasNo. 15
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 27–716,500[2]
November 30vs. NYUNo. 14W 26–035,000[4]
January 1vs. No. 6 Texas A&MNo. 12L 12–1345,507
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. Childs, Kingsley (October 6, 1940). "Fordham Defeats West Virginia". New York Times: p. 81.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Luchter, P.S.. "List of all Amateur Football games played at The Polo Grounds, New York". luckyshow.org. http://www.luckyshow.org/football/pg.htm.
  3. Effrat, Louis (October 20, 1940). "Pitt Bows in Storm". New York Times: p. 81.
  4. "Fordham Beats Violets, 26 to 0". The Washington Post: p. A1. December 1, 1940.

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