1941 Kearney State Antelopes football team

The 1941 Kearney State Antelopes football team was an American football team that represented Kearney State Teachers College (later renamed University of Nebraska at Kearney) as a member of the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NIAA) during the 1941 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach L. F. "Pop" Klein, the Antelopes compiled a perfect 8–0 record (3–0 against NIAA opponents), won the NIAA championship, shut out six of eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 204 to 13.[1]

1941 Kearney State Antelopes football
NIAA champion
ConferenceNebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Record8–0 (3–0 NIAA)
Head coach
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Kearney State $ 3 0 0 8 0 0
Wayne State (NE) 1 1 1 4 2 2
Peru State 1 1 1 4 3 1
Chadron State 0 3 0 3 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1941 season was one of four perfect seasons in the history of the Kearney football program, along with the 1956, 1958, and 1967 seasons.

Schedule edit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19Bethany (KS)*Kearney, NEW 26–0[2][3]
September 26at York*Kearney, KSW 51–0[4][5][6][7]
October 3at Hastings*Hastings, NEW 18–0[8][9]
October 11at Peru StatePeru, NEW 13–7[10][11]
October 17Nebraska Wesleyan*Kearney, NEW 32–0[12]
October 22Sterling*
  • College Field
  • Kearney, NE
W 23–01,500[13]
October 31at Chadron StateChadron, NEW 13–6[14]
November 7Wayne State (NE)Kearney, NEW 28–02,000[15][16][17]
  • *Non-conference game

References edit

  1. ^ "Nebraska-Kearney Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2023.
  2. ^ "Gridsters Open Nine-Game Season; Initial Tilt with Bethany Tonight". The Antelope. September 19, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Howard Baxter (September 20, 1941). "Antelope Squad is Impressive; Trips Bethany by 26-0". The Kearney Daily Hub. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Howard Baxter (September 26, 1941). "Antelopes Get Second Test; York Panthers Here Tonight". The Kearney Daily Hub. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Howard Baxter (September 27, 1941). "Antelopes Run Over York Eleven, 51-0". The Kearney Daily Hub. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Antelopes Staged A Track Meet As York Takes 51-0 Defeat". The Kearney Daily News. September 27, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Antelopes Bury York Under 51-0 Barrage". The Antelope. October 3, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Rally Downs Broncs: Second Half Attack Wins For Antelopes". Hastings Daily Tribune. October 4, 1941. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Antelopes Trounce Hastings 18 to 0". The Antelope. October 10, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Antelopes Defeat Peru Bobcats 13-7". The Antelope. October 17, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Antelopes Put Up A Fine Game To Trim Peruvians Saturday". The Kearney Daily News. October 14, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Antelopes Topple Wesleyan 32-0". The Antelope. October 31, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Howard Baxter (October 23, 1941). "Antelopes Defeat Sterling Eleven, 23-0". The Kearney Daily Hub. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Antelopes Win From Chadron Eagles 13-6". The Antelope. November 7, 1941. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ Howard Baxter (November 7, 1941). "Wayne, Kearney Play Tonight for Loop Crown". The Kearney Daily Hub. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Antelopes-Wildcats Clash Here Tonight In Deciding Battle". The Kearney Daily News. November 7, 1941. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ Howard Baxter (November 8, 1941). "Antelope Gridders win N.I.A.A. Title With 28-0 Victory: Defeat Wayne; Close Season Undefeated". The Kearney Daily Hub. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.