1945 Syracuse Orangemen football
1945 record1–6
Head coachOssie Solem (8th season)
CaptainAngelo Acocella[1]
Home stadiumArchbold Stadium
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The 1945 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1945 college football season. The Orangemen were led by eighth-year head coach Ossie Solem and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. Solem resigned as head coach following a disappointing 1–6 campaign.[2] The team's sole win came in the school's first-ever match-up with eventual-rival West Virginia.


September 24CornellL 14–2622,000
September 28at TempleL 6–715,000
October 6at ColumbiaL 0–328,000
October 12West Virginia
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
W 12–05,000
October 27Dartmouth
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
L 0–810,000
November 3at Penn StateL 0–26
November 17Colgate
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
L 6–720,000



  1. 1.0 1.1 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 147.
  2. "Solem Resigns As Syracuse U. Football Coach". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. 23. December 11, 1945.
  3. "1945 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC.
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