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1941 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceBorder Conference
1941 record5–4–1 (3–2–1 Border)
Head coachTed Shipkey (5th season)
Home stadiumHilltop Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →

Template:1941 Border Conference football standings The 1941 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Border Conference during the 1941 college football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Ted Shipkey, the Lobos compiled a 5–4–1 record (3–2–1 against Border opponents), finished fifth in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a total of 135 to 116.[1][2]

One week after the season ended, the United States entered World War II following the Attack on Pearl Harbor. In May 1942, New Mexico's head football coach, Ted Shipkey, was commissioned as a captain in the Army Air Corps and ordered to report to Albuquerque Air Base for assignment. In his five seasons at New Mexico, Shipkey compiled a 26–17–2 record.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26[[{{{school}}}|Arizona State–Flagstaff]]W 12–65,000[4]
October 4Texas Mines
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 16–146,000[5]
October 11at Arizona StateT 0–04,000[6]
October 18Arizonadagger
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
L 6–3110,000[7]
October 24at Texas TechL 0–367,000[8]
November 1Nevada*
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 23–7[9]
November 8at New Mexico A&MLas Cruces, NM (rivalry)W 28–05,000[10]
November 15at Marquette*L 0–3412,000[11]
November 22Loyola*
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 3–73,500[12]
November 29Wyoming*
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 28–0[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1941 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/new-mexico/1941-schedule.html. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  2. "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 140. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/unm.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/8/30/2018_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  3. "Lobo Coach Ted Shipkey Commissioned Captain in Army Air Corps". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. May 16, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25693825/lobo_coach_ted_shipkey_commissioned/.
  4. Paul Weeks (September 27, 1941). "New Mexico Lobos Rally in Last Half for 12-6 Victory Over Flagstaff". Albuquerque Journal: p. 5. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25693219/new_mexico_lobos_rally_in_last_half_for/.
  5. "New Mexico U Hangs Up 16-14 Victory Over Texas Mines Before 6000". Albuquerque Journal: p. 5. October 5, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25693292/new_mexico_u_hangs_up_1614_victory/.
  6. Jerry McLain (October 13, 1941). "Tempe Stops Lobos, Gain Scoreless Tie". Arizona Republic: p. II-3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25693458/tempe_stops_lobos_gain_scoreless_tie/.
  7. "Savage Arizona Aerial Attack Beats Down New Mexico Lobos 31-6". Albuquerque Journal: p. 6. October 19, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25693345/savage_arizona_aerial_attack_beats_down/.
  8. "Lobos Blanked by Texas Tech as Red Raiders Pile Up 36 Points". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. October 25, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25693545/lobos_blanked_by_texas_tech_as_red/.
  9. "Shipkey Spreads Server All Over Nevada for 23-7 New Mexico U Victory". Albuquerque Journal: p. 5. November 2, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25689322/shipkey_spreads_server_all_over_nevada/.
  10. Paul Weeks (November 9, 1940). "Lobos Spoil Aggie Homecoming With Crushing 28-0 Defeat". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25689241/lobos_spoil_aggie_homecoming_with/.
  11. Arthur Bystrom (November 16, 1941). "Marquette Tramples over New Mexico Eleven, 34-0". The Eau Claire (WI) Leader: p. 12. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25693605/marquette_tramples_over_new_mexico/.
  12. Paul Weeks (November 23, 1941). "Loyola's Single Touchdown Drive Subdues Shipkey's Lobos, 7 to 3". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25689077/loyolas_single_touchdown_drive_subdues/.
  13. Paul Weeks (November 30, 1941). "Lobos Lash Wyoming, 28 to 0, Running Up 21 Points in the First Half". Albuquerque Journal: p. 6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25688959/lobos_lash_wyoming_28_to_0_running_up/.
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