1945 Utah State Aggies football team

The 1945 Utah State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Utah State Agricultural College in the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1945 college football season. In their 26th season under head coach Dick Romney, the Aggies compiled a 4–3 record (1–3 against MSC opponents) and finished fourth in the MSC. The team outscored opponents by a total of 173 to 92, largely on the strength of two shutout victories (45–0 and 52–0) against the Idaho Marines from Pocatello.[1][2]

1945 Utah State Aggies football
ConferenceMountain States Conference
1945 record4–3 (1–3 Mountain States)
Head coachDick Romney (26th season)
Home stadiumAggie Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Mountain States Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Denver $ 4 1 0     4 5 1
Colorado 3 1 0     5 3 0
Utah 3 2 0     4 4 0
Utah State 1 3 0     4 3 0
Colorado A&M 0 4 0     2 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

End John Putnik was named to the 1945 all-conference football team selected by the International News Service.[3][4] He was also invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game.[5] Back Jack Seiferling was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 1946 NFL Draft.[6]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29Idaho Marines*
  • Aggie Stadium
  • Logan, UT
W 45–0[7]
October 13Montana*
  • Aggie Stadium
  • Logan, UT
W 44–13
October 20Colorado A&M
  • Aggie Stadium
  • Logan, UT
W 13–0
October 27at DenverL 6–41
November 3at Idaho Marines*Pocatello, IDW 52–0[8]
November 10at ColoradoL 7–14
November 22at UtahL 6–24
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1945 Utah State Aggies Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Utah State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Utah State University. 2018. pp. 189, 195.
  3. ^ 2018 Media Guide, p. 161.
  4. ^ "Adelt Tops Big 7 Stars". The San Francisco Examiner. December 2, 1945. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ 2018 Media Guide, p. 160.
  6. ^ "1946 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ernie Groll Sparks Utah State in Game With Marines". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. September 30, 1945. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Utah Ags Win Easily From Marines, 52-0". The Salt Lake Tribune. November 4, 1945. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.