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1940Edit

1940 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1940 record4–6 (1–5 SWC)
Head coachFred Thomsen
Home stadiumBailey Stadium
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →

OverviewEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 28, 1940* East Central Oklahoma Bailey StadiumFayetteville, AR W 38–0  
October 5, 1940 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX L 0–20  
October 12, 1940 Baylor Bailey Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 12–6  
October 19, 1940 #14 Texas Little Rock, AR L 0–21  
October 26, 1940* vs. #14 Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 21–20  
November 2, 1940 at #5 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 0–17  
November 9, 1940 Rice Bailey Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–14  
November 16, 1940 at #20 SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 0–28  
November 21, 1940* at #15 Fordham New York, New York L 7–27  
November 28, 1940* at Tulsa Skelly FieldTulsa, OK W 27–21  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1941Edit

1941 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1941 record3–7 (0–6 SWC)
Head coachFred Thomsen
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →

OverviewEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 27, 1941* East Central Oklahoma Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 56–0  
October 4, 1941 TCU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 0–9  
October 11, 1941 at Baylor Waco, TX L 7–20  
October 18, 1941 at #2 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 14–48  
November 24, 1941* at Detroit Detroit, MI W 9–6  
November 1, 1941 #5 Texas A&M Little Rock, AR L 0–7  
November 8, 1941 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 12–21  
November 15, 1941 SMU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–14  
October 22, 1941* vs. #15 Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 0–18  
November 27, 1941* at Tulsa Skelly FieldTulsa, OK W 13–6  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1942Edit

1942 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1942 record3–7 (0–6 SWC)
Head coachGeorge Cole
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →

OverviewEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 26, 1942* Wichita St. Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 27–0  
October 3, 1942 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX L 06–13  
October 10, 1942 Baylor Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–20  
October 17, 1942 #20 Texas Little Rock, AR L 6–47  
October 24, 1942* vs. Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 7–6  
October 31, 1942 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 0–41  
November 7, 1942 Rice Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 9–40  
November 14, 1942 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 6–14  
November 21, 1942* at Detroit Detroit, MI W 14–7  
November 26, 1942* at #6 Tulsa Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 7–40  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1943Edit

1943 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1943 record2–7 (1–4 SWC)
Head coachJohn Tomlin
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →

OverviewEdit

Receiver Ben Jones was tied for fifth in the nation in receptions for the 1943 season. Punter Harold Cox led the nation in yards per punt average, with 41.0.

Year G Rec Yds YPR YPG RPG
1943 9 19 279 14.7 31.0 2.1

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 25, 1943* Missouri Rolla Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 59–0  
October 2, 1943 TCU Little Rock, AR L 0–13  
October 9, 1943* Ark-Monticello Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 12–20  
October 16, 1943 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 0–34  
October 30, 1943 #19 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 0–7  
November 6, 1943 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 7–20  
November 13, 1943 at SMU San Antonio, TX W 14–12  
November 19, 1943* vs. Oklahoma A&M Ft. Smith, AR L 13–19  
November 25, 1943* at #20 Tulsa Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 0–61  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1944Edit

1944 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1944 record5–5–1 (2–2–1 SWC)
Head coachGlen Rose
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →

OverviewEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 23, 1944* vs. Missouri Walsh StadiumSt. Louis, MO W 7–6  
September 29, 1944* at Oklahoma A&M Oklahoma City, OK L 0–19  
October 7, 1944 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX T 6–6  
October 14, 1944* Norman NAS Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 7–27  
October 21, 1944 Texas Little Rock, AR L 0–19  
October 28, 1944* vs. Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 26–18  
November 4, 1944 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 7–6  
November 11, 1944 Rice Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 12–7  
November 18, 1944 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 12–20  
November 23, 1944* at Tulsa Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 2–33  
December 2, 1944* Ark-Monticello Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 41–0  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1945Edit

1945 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1945 record3–7 (1–5 SWC)
Head coachGlen Rose
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →

OverviewEdit

Stasistical leadersEdit

Running back John Hoffman led the Hogs in both rushing and receiving in 1945.

Year Att Rush Yards Avg/rush Rec Rec Yards Avg/rec
1945 139 587 4.2 11 196 17.8

Quarterback Bud Canada was the Hogs leading passer.

Year Att Comp Yards %
1945 69 24 272 35

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 22, 1945* at Barksdale AFB Shreveport, LA W 12–6  
September 29, 1945* Oklahoma A&M Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 14–19  
October 6, 1945 #10 TCU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–14  
October 13, 1945 at Baylor Waco, TX L 13–23  
October 20, 1945 Texas Little Rock, AR L 7–34  
October 27, 1945* vs. Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 19–0  
November 3, 1945 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 0–34  
November 10, 1945 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 7–26  
November 17, 1945 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 0–21  
November 23, 1945* at #17 Tulsa Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 13–45  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1946Edit

1946 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference Co-champions
Cotton Bowl Classic vs. LSU, T, 0–0
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1946 record6–3–2 (5–1 SWC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →

OverviewEdit

After winning only five conference games all decade, the Razorbacks matched that total in one year, earning a shared SWC crown with Rice University.

Ken Holland led the Razorbacks in rushing statistics during 1946.

Year Att Rush Yards Avg/rush
1946 112 397 3.5

Quarterback Aubrey Fowler was the leading passer for the Razorbacks.

Year Comp Att Yards %
1946 18 40 320 45

Future College football Hall of Famer Clyde Scott led the Razorbacks in receiving. He would also win a silver medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Year Rec Rec Yards Yards/Rec
1946 11 183 16.6

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21, 1946* Northwestern St. Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 21–14  
September 28, 1946* at Oklahoma A&M Lewis FieldStillwater, OK T 21–21  
October 5, 1946 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 34–14  
October 12, 1946 Baylor #18 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 13–0  
October 19, 1946 at #3 Texas #14 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 0–20  
October 26, 1946* vs. Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 7–9  
November 2, 1946 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 7–0  
November 9, 1946 #5 Rice Little Rock, AR W 7–0  
November 16, 1946 SMU #17 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 13–0  
November 28, 1946* at Tulsa #10 Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 13–14  
January 1, 1947* vs. #8 LSU #16 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) T 0–0  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Cotton Bowl ClassicEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 0 0 0 0 0



The 1947 Cotton Bowl Classic was a match-up of rivals who had not played since 1937. The game sold out, but snow and twenty degree weather kept some fans at home from what would come to be known as the Ice Bowl. The Hogs defense kept Y.A. Tittle's Tiger offense out of the end zone from the Arkansas 1, 6, 7, and 8 yard lines, but Arkansas could not capitalize on any of the stops, and gained a lone first down the entire game. The final two plays proved the cold did not stop the teams from having a flair for the dramatic, as Razorback Clyde Scott (a future College Football Hall of Famer) tackled LSU receiver Jeff Odom at the Razorback one, preserving the tie. The Tigers then attempted the go-ahead field goal, but a bad snap ended the game on the final play.

Source: Razorback Bowl History – 1947 Cotton Bowl

1947Edit

1947 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Dixie Bowl vs. William & Mary, W, 21–19
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1947 record6–4–1 (1–4–1 SWC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →

OverviewEdit

Clyde Scott led the Razorbacks in rushing during 1947.

Year Att Rush Yards Avg/rush
1947 152 659 4.3

Quarterback Kenny Holland was the leading passer for the Razorbacks.

Year Comp Att Yards %
1947 25 46 360 54

Ross Pritchard led the Razorbacks in receiving.

Year Rec Rec Yards Yards/Rec
1947 15 266 17.7

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 20, 1947* at Northwestern St. Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 64–0  
September 27, 1947* North Texas Little Rock, AR W 12–0  
October 4, 1947 TCU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 6–0  
October 11, 1947 at Baylor Waco, TX L 9–17  
October 18, 1947 vs. #3 Texas Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 6–21  
October 25, 1947* vs. Ole Miss Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN W 19–14  
November 1, 1947 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR T 21–21  
November 8, 1947 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 0–26  
November 15, 1947 at #4 SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 6–14  
November 27, 1947* at Tulsa Skelly FieldTulsa, OK W 27–13  
January 1, 1948* vs. #14 William & Mary Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Dixie Bowl) W 21–19  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Dixie BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 14 0 7 21
Indians 7 6 6 0 19



Arkansas was set to play in the inaugural Dixie Bowl, which would be the first of only two ever played, against a 9–1 William & Mary team. The Indians got on top early, recovering a Razorback fumbled quick-kick on the Arkansas six yard line, after which Jack Cloud scored from the one to give fourteenth-ranked William & Mary a 7–0 lead. The Indians drove another 78 yards, with Cloud again hitting pay dirt, but QB Stan Magdziak could not convert the extra point, leaving the score 13–0. The Razorbacks answered with a 59-yard touchdown pass from Kenny Holland to Ross Pritchard. Moments later, defensive halfback Melvin McGaha would intercept an errant Indian pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Aubrey Fowler's extra point was true, and the Razorbacks had a one point lead. After halftime, William & Mary took back the lead with a six yard strike from Magdziak to Henry Bland, but the extra point was again no good. A 97 yard Razorback drive was capped by Leon Campbell sprinting in from seven yards out with five minutes to play to give Arkansas a 21–19 lead, one that would not be relinquished. The crowd of 21,000 watched Arkansas push their record in bowl games to 1–0–2, which could have been 0–0–3 had the Indians converted two extra points.

Arkansas rushed for 103 yards against a William & Mary team that was allowing 61.5 yards per contest, second behind only Penn State's 17 ypg.

Source: Razorback Bowl History – 1948 Dixie Bowl


1948Edit

1948 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1948 record5–5 (2–4 SWC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →

OverviewEdit

For the first time since 1932, the Razorbacks did not travel to Skelly Field, and instead played Tulsa in the new War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Clyde Scott was named a consensus All-American as a back.

Year Att Rush Yards Avg/rush
1948 95 670 7.1

Gordon Long lead the Razorbacks in passing stats.

Year Comp Att Yards %
1948 32 56 449 57

Ross Pritchard again led the Razorbacks in receiving.

Year Rec Rec Yards Yards/Rec
1948 17 311 18.3

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 18, 1948* Abilene Christian #13 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Dedication) W 40–6  
September 25, 1948* Texas A&M Commerce #13 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 46–7  
October 2, 1948 at TCU #13 Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 27–14  
October 9, 1948 Baylor #13 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 7–23  
October 16, 1948 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 6–14  
October 30, 1948 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 28–6  
November 6, 1948 Rice War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 6–25  
November 13, 1948 #7 SMU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 12–14  
November 20, 1948* Tulsa War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 55–18  
November 27, 1948* #20 William & Mary War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 0–9  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1949Edit

1949 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1949 record5–5 (2–4 SWC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1948
1950 →

OverviewEdit

1949 marks the first meeting the Razorbacks had on the football field with current Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt University.

Geno Mazzanti was the leading rusher for the 1949 Arkansas Razorbacks.

Year Att Rush Yards Avg/rush
1949 123 757 6.2

Don Logue lead the Hogs in passing.

Year Comp Att Yards %
1949 31 79 374 39

Future NFL player and college football broadcaster Pat Summerall, a freshman, led the Razorbacks in receiving categories in 1949. He also played defensive line and placekicker.

Year Rec Rec Yards Yards/Rec
1948 17 298 17.5

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 24, 1949* North Texas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 33–19  
October 1, 1949 TCU Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 27–7  
October 8, 1949 at Baylor Waco, TX L 13–35  
October 15, 1949 #16 Texas War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 14–27  
October 22, 1949* Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 7–6  
October 29, 1949 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–6  
November 5, 1949 at #8 Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 0–14  
November 12, 1949 at #12 SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 6–34  
November 19, 1949* William & Mary War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 0–20  
November 26, 1949* Tulsa Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 40–7  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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