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1940 Gonzaga Bulldogs football
ConferenceIndependent
1940 record5–4–1
Head coachPuggy Hunton (2nd season)
Home stadiumGonzaga Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →

The 1940 Gonzaga Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Gonzaga University during the 1940 college football season. In their second year under head coach Puggy Hunton, the Bulldogs compiled a 5–4–1 record and outscored their opponents by a total of 133 to 79.[1]

Senior halfback Tony Canadeo was the star of Gonzaga's 1940 team. He later played 11 seasons for the Green Bay Packers and was inducted in 1974 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21College of IdahoW 31–01,200[2]
September 28at Saint Mary'sL 0–1620,000[3]
October 12at Idaho W 25–0[4]
October 19at [[{{{school}}}|Portland]]W 20–06,000[5]
October 26at Montana
L 10–134,000[6]
November 2vs. WillametteLongview, WAW 7–6[7]
November 9at Arizona StateT 7–7[8]
November 16Detroit
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
W 13–76,000[9]
November 23Washington State
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 7–148,000[10]
November 29at Pacific LutheranTacoma, WAL 13–1615,000[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1940 Gonzaga Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/gonzaga/1940-schedule.html. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. "Gonzaga Wallops Idaho College". Salt Lake Telegram: p. 14. September 23, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034165/gonzaga_wallops_idaho_college/.
  3. "Aguirre Stars as Gaels Trim Gonzaga Team". The Ogden Standard-Examiner: p. 10. September 30, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034035/aguirre_stars_as_gaels_trim_gonzaga_team/.
  4. Stark, C.R., Jr. (October 13, 1940). "Gonzaga whips University of Idaho, 25 to 0, sparked by great play of Canadeo and Hare". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cSpWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EOQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6649%2C4218576.
  5. "Gonzaga's Dazzle Turns Portland Back in 20-0 Game". Montana Standard: p. 8. October 21, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034120/gonzagas_dazzle_turns_portland_back_in/.
  6. "Grizzlies Win, 13-10, From Gonzaga Team". Montana Standard: pp. 1, 21. October 27, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034194/grizzlies_win_1310_from_gonzaga_team/.
  7. Ron Gemmell (November 3, 1940). "Gonzaga Wins By Lone Point Over Bearcats". The Oregon Statesman: p. 1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034082/gonzaga_wins_by_lone_point_over_bearcats/.
  8. Harvey Mott (November 10, 1940). "Bulldogs Tie Gonzaga Eleven, 7-7". Arizona Republic: pp. IV-1, IV-3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034211/bulldogs_tie_gonzaga_eleven_77/.
  9. Bankson, Rod (November 17, 1940). "Canadeo and Gonzaga Slash Through to Thrilling Victory over Detroit". The Spokesman-Review: p. 1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19401117&id=gyhWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BeQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6589,783545&hl=en. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  10. "Washington State Edges Gonzagans Amid Severe Cold". Nevada State Journal: p. 16. November 24, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034703/washington_state_edges_gonzagans_amid/.
  11. Gail Fowler (November 30, 1940). "Story Book Kids Stage Big Upset: Pacific Lutherans Defeat Mighty 'Zags'". The Register-Guard: p. 6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23034690/story_book_kids_stage_big_upset/.

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