American Football Database
1941 Fordham Rams football
Sugar Bowl champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Sugar Bowl, W 2–0 vs. Missouri
APNo. 6
1941 record8–1
Head coachJim Crowley (9th season)
Home stadiumPolo Grounds
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Template:1941 college football independents records The 1941 Fordham Rams football team represented Fordham University during the 1941 college football season. Rams offense scored 182 points while the defense allowed 67 points. Fordham was invited to play in the Rose Bowl, but declined the invitation because it had previously accepted a berth in the Sugar Bowl. They were ranked sixth in the final AP poll, released in early December.

The Rams won the eighth Sugar Bowl by a score of 2–0 over the Missouri Tigers. The game was played in heavy rain and the only score came off of a blocked punt in the first quarter.[1][2]


October 4SMUW 16–1028,500[3]
October 11at North CarolinaW 27–1427,000[4]
October 18West VirginiaNo. 4
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 27–012,500[3]
October 25TCUNo. 6
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 28–1439,500[3]
November 1PurdueNo. 3
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 17–020,500[3]
November 8at PittsburghNo. 3L 0–1325,000[5]
November 22vs. Saint Mary'sNo. 11
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 35–740,000[3]
November 29NYUNo. 8W 30–931,009
January 1vs. No. 7 MissouriNo. 6W 2–066,154
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  1. Wheeler, Romney (January 2, 1942). "Blocked punt gives Fordham 2-0 verdict over Missouri Tigers". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press: p. B3.
  2. Kirksey, George (January 2, 1942). "Safety nets Fordham 2-0 Sugar Bowl win". Pittsburgh Press. United Press: p. 60.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Luchter, P.S.. "List of all Amateur Football games played at The Polo Grounds, New York".
  4. Richardson, William D. (October 12, 1941). "Rams' Rally on Long Runs Sinks No. Carolina, 27-14". New York Times: p. S1.
  5. Nichols, Joseph C. (November 9, 1941). "Rams Are Toppled: Bowl Hopes Crushed by Panthers, Who Gain First 1941 Victory". New York Times: p. S1.

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