American Football Database
1942 Fordham Rams football
1942 record5–3–1
Head coachEarl Walsh (1st season)
Home stadiumPolo Grounds
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Template:1942 college football independents records The 1942 Fordham Rams football team represented Fordham University during the 1942 college football season. The Rams offense scored 103 points while the defense (due to two separate defensive collapses) allowed 155 points. Although the Rams bounced back from those losses and ended the season with a winning record, the team finished the year unranked.

This marked the first time Fordham had finished unranked since sports writers began polling in 1935. Previously Fordham had finished 11th in the 1935 season ending UP poll, 15th in the 1936 season ending AP poll, third in 1937, 15th in 1938, 17th in 1939, 12th in 1940, and sixth in the 1941 season ending AP poll. Only Duke had finished each of the previous seasons ranked and they too finished the 1942 season unranked.

After the season, Fordham put their football program on hiatus for the duration of World War II.


September 26at PurdueW 14–720,000[1]
October 3at TennesseeL 14–4022,000[1]
October 10North CarolinaT 0–019,500[1]
October 17West Virginia
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 23–1412,300[1]
October 31Saint Mary's
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 7–025,300[1]
November 7LSU
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
L 13–2616,400[1]
November 14at No. 3 Boston CollegeL 6–5635,000[1]
November 21Missouri
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 20–1211,000[1]
November 28vs. North Carolina Pre-FlightW 6–024,500[1]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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