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1945 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Six Conference
1945 record4–5–1 (1–3–1 Big 6)
Head coachHenry Shenk (3rd season)
CaptainDave Schmidt
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Big 6 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri 5 0 0     6 4 0
Oklahoma 4 1 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 2 2 1     4 3 1
Nebraska 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 1 3 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 0 5 0     1 7 0

The 1945 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Six Conference during the 1945 college football season. In their third and final season under head coach Henry Shenk, the Jayhawks compiled a 4–5–1 record (1–3–1 against conference opponents), finished fifth in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 175 to 139.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Dick Bertuzzi with 360 rushing yards, George Gear with 223 passing yards, Norm Pumphrey with 212 receiving yards, and Leroy Robison with 46 points scored (six touchdowns and ten extra points).[3] Dave Schmidt was the team captain.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1945 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1945-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 183.
  3. 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127-138.
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