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1940 Georgetown Hoyas football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 13
1940 record8–2
Head coachJack Hagerty (9th season)
Home stadiumGriffith Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →

The 1940 Georgetown Hoyas football team represented Georgetown University during the 1940 college football season. The Hoyas were led by ninth-year head coach Jack Hagerty and played their home games at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.. The team carried into the year a two-year, 16-game unbeaten streak, which ended at 23 games after a tightly contested loss to eventual co-national champion Boston College.[1] Georgetown ended the regular season with a record of 8–1, ranked 13th in the AP Poll, the only ranked finish in Hoyas team history.[2] They were invited to the 1941 Orange Bowl, where they lost to Mississippi State, 7–14.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 28RoanokeW 66–0
October 4at TempleW 14–0
October 12[[{{{school}}}|Waynesburg]]
  • Griffith Stadium[3]
  • Washington, DC
W 26–12
October 19VPI
  • Griffith Stadium
  • Washington, DC
W 46–4
October 26at NYUNo. 15W 26–0
November 2at SyracuseNo. 10W 28–6
November 9at MarylandNo. 9W 41–0
November 16at No. 8 Boston CollegeNo. 9L 18–19
November 23vs. George WashingtonNo. 9
  • Griffith Stadium
  • Washington, DC
W 8–0
January 1vs. No. 11 Mississippi StateNo. 13L 7–14
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Munhall, Jack (November 17, 1940). "Georgetown's Streak Ends as Boston College's Strategy in Late Minutes Brings 19-18 Victory". The Washington Post: p. SP1.
  2. "Georgetown Hoyas School History". Sports-Reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgetown/.
  3. Munhall, Jack (October 12, 1940). "G.U. Stops Waynesburg After Real Fight, 26-12". The Washington Post: p. 17.
  4. "1940 Georgetown Hoyas Schedule and Results". Sports-Reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgetown/1940-schedule.html.
  5. "Georgetown Yearly Results". CFB Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com:80/data/active/g/georgetown/1940-1944_yearly_results.php.

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