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1946 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football
AP small college national champion
Mason–Dixon champion
Cigar Bowl, W 21–7 vs. [[{{{school}}}|Rollins]]
ConferenceMason–Dixon Conference
Ranking
APNo. 19
1946 record10–0 (3–0 Mason–Dixon)
Head coachWilliam D. Murray (4th season)
Home stadiumWilmington Park (7,000)
Frazer Field
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →

Template:1946 Mason–Dixon Conference football standings The 1946 Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team represented the University of Delaware in the 1946 college football season, their first after a three-year hiatus due to World War II. The team was named AP small college national champion and won the Cigar Bowl against [[{{{school}}}|Rollins]]. They were led by fourth-year head coach William D. Murray and played the majority of their home games at Wilmington Park. The October 26 game against Drexel was the final game played at Frazer Field, and the last game played in Newark until the opening of Delaware Stadium in 1952. They were ranked in the AP Poll for the final three weeks of the season, the only time that they received that honor. The only other time Delaware would receive votes in the AP Poll would be in 2010.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 28[[{{{school}}}|Pennsylvania Military]]*
  • Wilmington Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 25–0
October 5[[{{{school}}}|Randolph–Macon]]
  • Wilmington Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 53–0
October 11[[{{{school}}}|Western Maryland]]
  • Wilmington Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 44–6
October 19at Gettysburg*Gettysburg, PAW 27–6
October 26at Drexel*
W 52–0
November 2at Franklin & Marshall*Lancaster, PAW 28–0
November 9at Bucknell*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lewisburg, PA
W 27–14
November 16[[{{{school}}}|Washington College]]
  • Wilmington Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 61–0
November 23[[{{{school}}}|Muhlenberg]]*No. 16
  • Wilmington Park
  • Wilmington, DE
W 62–0
January 1, 1947vs. [[{{{school}}}|Rollins]]*No. 19
W 20–3
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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