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1941 Duke Blue Devils football
SoCon champion
Rose Bowl, L 16–20 vs. Oregon State
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 2
1941 record9–1 (5–0 SoCon)
Head coachWallace Wade (11th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumDuke Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 5 0 0     9 1 0
South Carolina 4 0 1     4 4 1
Clemson 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     8 2 0
VMI 4 2 0     4 6 0
Virginia Tech 4 2 0     6 4 1
Wake Forest 4 2 1     5 5 1
NC State 3 4 2     4 5 2
Furman 2 3 2     3 4 2
Washington & Lee 1 2 2     1 6 2
North Carolina 2 4 0     3 7 0
Maryland 1 2 0     3 5 1
Davidson 1 5 2     1 6 3
The Citadel 0 2 1     4 3 1
George Washington 0 4 1     1 7 1
Richmond 0 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1941 Duke Blue Devils football team represented the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University during the 1941 college football season.

The Blue Devils went undefeated in conference play, played in the Rose Bowl, and finished the season ranked number two in the AP poll. One minor selector, Ray Bryne, selected Duke as national champions.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 27Wake ForestW 43–14
October 4Tennessee*
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, North Carolina
W 19–0
October 11at Maryland*BaltimoreW 50–0
October 18Colgate*No. 3
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, North Carolina
W 27–14
October 25at Pittsburgh*No. 4PittsburghW 27–7
November 1at Georgia Tech*No. 4W 14–0
November 8at DavidsonNo. 4Davidson, North CarolinaW 56–0
November 15North CarolinaNo. 3
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, North Carolina (rivalry)
W 20–0
November 22at NC StateNo. 3W 55–6
January 1vs. No. 12 Oregon State*No. 2
  • Duke Stadium
  • Durham, North Carolina (Rose Bowl)
L 16–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[2]

ReferencesEdit

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