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1942 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1942 record5–2–2 (3–1–1 SoCon)
Head coachJim Tatum (1st season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
William & Mary 4 0 0     9 1 1
Virginia Tech 5 1 0     7 2 1
Wake Forest 6 1 1     6 2 1
North Carolina 3 1 1     5 2 2
Duke 3 1 1     5 4 1
NC State 3 1 2     4 4 2
Furman 3 3 0     3 6 0
The Citadel 2 2 0     5 2 0
Clemson 2 3 1     3 6 1
Davidson 2 4 1     2 6 1
VMI 2 4 1     3 5 1
George Washington 2 4 0     3 6 0
Maryland 1 2 0     7 2 0
South Carolina 1 4 0     1 7 1
Richmond 1 5 0     3 6 1
Washington & Lee 0 4 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1942 college football season. The Tar Heels were led by first-year head coach Jim Tatum and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. They competed as a member of the Southern Conference. Tatum left the school to join the Navy at the end of the season.[1] He returned to coach the Tar Heels from 1956 to 1958.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 26Wake ForestW 6–0
October 3South Carolina
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 18–6
October 10at Fordham*T 0–0
October 17No. 13 Duquesne*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 13–6
October 24at Tulane*No. 19L 14–29
October 31at NC StateL 14–21
November 7vs. DavidsonCharlotte, NCW 43–14
November 14Duke
T 13–13
November 21at Virginia*W 28–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "North Carolina Loses Coach Tatum to Navy". New York Times: p. 29. December 1, 1942.
  2. "1942 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1942-schedule.html.
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