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1944 Indiana Hoosiers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1944 record7–3 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBo McMillin (11th season)
MVPJohn Tavener
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 20,000)
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Indiana Hoosiers football team represented the Indiana Hoosiers in the 1944 Big Ten Conference football season. The Hoosiers played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana. The team was coached by Bo McMillin, in his 11th year as head coach of the Hoosiers.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16Fort Knox*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 72–0-
September 23at IllinoisL 18–26-
September 30at MichiganW 20–020,500
October 14NebraskaNo. 19
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 54–0-
October 21at NorthwesternNo. 20W 14–7-
October 28IowaNo. 17W 32–0-
November 4at No. 3 Ohio StateNo. 15L 7–2156,380
November 11at MinnesotaL 14–1930,254
November 18Pittsburgh*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Bloomington, Indiana
W 47–0-
November 25at PurdueW 14–6-
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
[1][2]

1945 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Pete Pihos Wide receiver 5 41 Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Cowan Back 12 111 Chicago Cardinals
John Cannady Back 16 154 Chicago Cardinals
[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jack Byrne, "The Service Teams USA", 1943 Football Illustrated Annual. New York: Fiction House, Inc., 1943; pg. 16.
  2. "1944 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/indiana/1944-schedule.html. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  3. "1945 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1945.htm. Retrieved November 4, 2015.


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