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1945 Columbia Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 20
1945 record8–1
Head coachLou Little (16th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumBaker Field
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →

The 1945 Columbia Lions football team was an American football team that represented the Columbia University during the 1945 college football season. In their 16th season under head coach Lou Little, the Lions compiled an 8–1 record, were ranked #20 in the final AP Poll, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 251 to 105. The Lions' lone setback was a 32–7 loss to Penn.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29 LafayetteW 40–1410,000[3]
October 6 Syracuse
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 32–08,000[4]
October 13 Yale
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 27–1330,000[5]
October 20 ColgateNo. 17
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 31–740,000[6]
October 27 BrownNo. 11
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 27–612,000[7]
November 3 CornellNo. 12
W 34–2635,000[8]
November 10at No. 9 PennNo. 10L 7–3263,000[9]
November 17at PrincetonW 32–718,000[10]
November 24 DartmouthNR
  • Baker Field
  • New York, NY
W 21–030,000[11]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Columbia Yearly Results (1945–1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/c/columbia/1945-1949_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. "1945 Columbia LionsSchedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/columbia/1945-schedule.html. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. "Columbia Routs Lafayette, 40-14". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 27. September 30, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16809183/columbia_routs_lafayette_4014/.
  4. "Versatile Lions in Romp Over Syracuse, 32-0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 21. October 7, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16809302/versatile_lions_in_romp_over_syracuse/.
  5. "Columbia Trims Yale, 27 to 13". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 38. October 14, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16809402/columbia_trims_yale_27_to_13/.
  6. "Lions Claw Colgate in Final Period, 31 to 7: Rossides Paces Columbia With Sparkling Runs". Democrat and Chronicle: p. 31. October 21, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16809513/lions_claw_colgate_in_final_period_31/.
  7. "Columbia Fails To Impress In 27-6 Verdict over Brown". Democrat and Chronicle: p. 36. October 28, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16809588/columbia_fails_to_impress_in_276/.
  8. "Columbia Lions Trim Cornell Despite Late Red Rally, 34-26". Democrat and Chronicle: p. 33. November 4, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16809664/columbia_lions_trim_cornell_despite/.
  9. "63,000 See Penn End Columbia Streak: Evans' Passes Yield Four Quaker Scores". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 31. November 11, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7864243/the_philadelphia_inquirer/.
  10. "Columbia Lions Gain 32-7 Win Over Princeton". Hartford Courant: p. 45. November 18, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16809915/columbia_lions_gain_327_win_over/.
  11. "Columbia Blanks Dartmouth, 21-0, for Seventh Victory". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 33. November 25, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16810003/columbia_blanks_dartmouth_210_for/.
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