1941 Washington and Lee Generals football team

The 1941 Washington and Lee Generals football team was an American football team that represented Washington and Lee University as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1941 college football season. In its first and only season under head coach Riley Smith, the team compiled a 1–6–2 record (1–2–2 against conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the conference, and was outscored by a total of 93 to 69.[1]

1941 Washington and Lee Generals football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1941 record1–6–2 (1–2–2 SoCon)
Head coach
Home stadiumWilson Field
Seasons
← 1940
1942 →
1941 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Duke $ 5 0 0     9 1 0
South Carolina 4 0 1     4 4 1
Clemson 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     8 2 0
VMI 4 2 0     4 6 0
VPI 4 2 0     6 4 0
Wake Forest 4 2 1     5 5 1
NC State 3 4 2     4 5 2
Furman 2 3 2     3 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 2 2     1 6 2
North Carolina 2 4 0     3 7 0
Maryland 1 2 0     3 5 1
Davidson 1 5 2     1 6 3
The Citadel 0 2 1     4 3 1
George Washington 0 4 1     1 7 1
Richmond 0 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26Sewanee*Lexington, VAL 19–20
October 4Kentucky*Lexington, VAL 0–73,000[2]
October 10at George WashingtonT 0–07,000[3]
October 18at RichmondRichmond, VAW 21–06,000[4]
October 25vs. VPI
L 3–136,000[5]
November 1vs. West VirginiaL 6–79,300[6]
November 8at Virginia*L 7–276,000[7]
November 15DavidsonLexington, VAT 13–13
November 20at MarylandL 0–63,000[8]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1941 Washington & Lee Generals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "W.&L. Yields To Kentucky, 7-0: Mullins' Dash Bests W.&L". Daily Press. October 5, 1941. pp. 1C, 4C – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Colonials And Generals In a Scoreless Tilt". The Staunton News-Leader. October 11, 1941. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Washington-Lee Defeats Richmond, 21-0: Sophomore Harry Baugher Sparks Generals To Win Before 6,000". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). October 19, 1941. p. 2C – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Inspired Gobblers Smash Blue Hopes For Big Six Title" (PDF). The Ring-tum Phi. Washington and Lee University. October 28, 1941. p. 3. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "West Virginia Wins, 21 to 0, Over Kansas". The Pittsburgh Post. November 9, 1941 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Barton Pattie (September 21, 1941). "Cavaliers Launch Season With Win Over Outclassed H-S Squad As 6,000 Watch". The Staunton News-Leader. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Craig E. Taylor (November 21, 1941). "Maryland Scores In Third Period To Defeat Washington And Lee, 6-0". The Baltimore Sun. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com.