American Football Database
1940 Western Reserve Red Cats football
Big Four champion
Sun Bowl, W 26–13 vs. Arizona State
ConferenceBig Four
1940 record8–1 (3–0 BFC)
Head coachBill Edwards (6th season)
Home stadiumLeague Park
← 1939
1941 →

The 1940 Western Reserve Red Cats football team represented the Western Reserve University in the American city of Cleveland, Ohio, now known as Case Western Reserve University, during the 1940 college football season. The team won the Sun Bowl.[1]

The team was coached by college football hall of fame coach Bill Edwards, assisted by coaches Gene Myslenski and Roy A. (Dugan) Miller. Notable players included Johnny Reis,[2] Andy Logan,[3] Stan Skoczen[4] , Steve Belichick, Dom "Mickey" Sanzotta and Dick Booth.

The season opener against the Akron Zips officially opened their new Rubber Bowl stadium as its inaugural game.


October 4at Akron*
W 6–017,472[5]
October 12at Dayton*
  • Baujan Field
  • Dayton, OH
L 12–20
October 19at Baldwin-WallaceW 2–0
October 26Miami (OH)*
W 47–6
November 2Boston University*
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
W 19–0
November 9Ohio*
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
W 6–0
November 16at John Carroll
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
W 12–0
November 21Case
  • League Park
  • Cleveland, OH
W 15–14
January 1vs. Arizona State*
W 26–1312,000
  • *Non-conference game


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