1946 Connecticut Huskies football team

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1946 Connecticut Huskies football
Yankee Conference co-champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record4–3–1 (2–0–1 Yankee)
Head coach
Home stadiumGardner Dow Athletic Fields
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →
1946 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
New Hampshire + 3 0 1 6 1 1
Connecticut + 2 0 1 4 3 1
Rhode Island State 2 2 0 2 4 0
Massachusetts State 1 1 0 6 2 0
Vermont 0 2 0 2 3 2
Maine 0 3 0 2 5 0

The 1946 Connecticut Huskies football team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1946 college football season. The Huskies were led by 12th-year head coach J. Orlean Christian, and completed the season with a record of 4–3–1.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28at Harvard*L 0–714,000[3]
October 5Springfielddagger*
W 25–03,500[4]
October 12at Wesleyan*
L 2–7[5]
October 19Maine
  • Gardner Dow Athletic Fields
  • Storrs, CT
W 21–207,300[6]
October 26Lehigh*L 0–104,500[7]
November 2Coast Guard*
  • Gardner Dow Field
  • Storrs, CT
W 27–13[8]
November 9at Rhode Island StateW 33–0[9]
November 16at New HampshireT 12–126,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

After the season

The 1947 NFL Draft was held on December 16, 1946. The following Huskies were selected.[11]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
24 224 Bill Moll Back New York Giants
28 259 Milt Dropo Center Washington Redskins

References

  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 120. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ Miller, Vern (September 29, 1946). "Cleo O'Donnell Jr. Snares Pass to Give Harvard 7-0 Win; U-Conn Huskies Bow as Crimson Leader Scores with 4 Minutes Left". The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Roger Dove (October 6, 1946). "Connecticut Turns Back Springfield: Huskies Turn In Workman-Like Job to Triumph by 25 to 0". The Hartford Courant. pp. IV-1, IV-3 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Frank Keyes (October 13, 1946). "Wesleyan Edges Connecticut". The Hartford Courant. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Connecticut Edges Maine". The Hartford Courant. October 20, 1945. p. IV-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Zaiman, Bob (October 27, 1946). "Connecticut Is Defeated by Lehigh". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. 1C – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Roger Dove (November 3, 1946). "Connecticut Tops Cadets By 27 To 13: Hollfelder and Tulp Get Off Long Runs To Insure Triumph". The Hartford Courant. pp. IV-1, IV-4 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Roger Dove (November 10, 1946). "Connecticut Trims Rams By 33 To 0: Alert Uconn Eleven Outclasses Arch-Foe For Decisive Win". The Hartford Courant. pp. IV-1, IV-5 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "3 Scores Recalled, N. H. Settles for Tie With Uconns, 12-12". The Boston Globe. November 17, 1946. p. 26. Retrieved November 29, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "1947 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.


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