1943 Pittsburg State Gorillas football
CIC champion
ConferenceCentral Intercollegiate Conference
Record6–0 (2–0 CIC)
Head coach
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The 1943 Pittsburg State Gorillas football team was an American football team that represented Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg—now known as Pittsburg State University—as one of two active members of the Central Intercollegiate Conference (CIC) during the 1943 college football season. In their tenth year under head coach Charles Morgan, the Gorillas compiled a perfect 6–0 record, outscored opponents by a total of 166 to 28, and were ranked at No. 73 among the nation's college and military service teams in the final 1943 Litkenhous Ratings. The Gorillas were the highest ranked team from Kansas in 1943, with Kansas ranked at No. 103 and Kansas State and Kansas State at No. 185.[1]

A seventh game had been scheduled against the Norman Zoomers for late November, but that team disbanded.[2]


September 24at Central Missouri State*Warrensburg, MOW 20–0[3]
October 8at WashburnTopeka, KSW 39–0[4]
October 26WashburnPittsburg, KSW 27–7[5]
November 6William Jewell*Pittsburg, KSW 13–0[6]
November 20vs. Missouri Mines*
W 34–141,500[7]
November 25at William Jewell*Liberty, MOW 32–6[8]
  • *Non-conference game


  1. ^ E. E. Litkenhous (December 17, 1943). "Litkenhous Selects U.S. Grid Leaders: Notre Dame Named Top Team for 1943; Minnesota Does Fadeout". The Salt Lake Tribune. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Pittsburg Will Go to St. Louis for Game with Miners". The Wichita Eagle. November 11, 1943. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Pittsburg Beats Mules". The Maryville Daily Forum. September 25, 1943. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Pittsburg Raps Washburn, 39-0: Gorillas Loom as State's Best Team by Crushing Ichabods Badly". The Wichita Eagle. October 9, 1943. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Pittsburg Trims Washburn Again: Gorillas Run Up 4 Touchdowns to Beat Ichs for Second Time". The Wichita Eagle. October 27, 1943. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Pittsburg Beats Missouri Eleven". The Wichita Eagle. November 8, 1943. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Harold Tuthill (November 21, 1943). "Pittsburg Defeats Mines, 34-14". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 4B – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Pittsburg 32, Wm. Jewell 6: Repeat a Victory; Defeat of Cardinals for Second Time This Fall Makes It Six in a Row". The Kansas City Times. November 26, 1943. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.