1944 Mississippi State Maroons football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record6–2 (3–2 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 20,000)
Seasons
← 1942
1945 →
1944 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Georgia Tech $ 4 0 0 8 3 0
No. 12 Tennessee 5 0 1 7 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0 7 3 0
Alabama 3 1 2 5 2 2
Mississippi State 3 2 0 6 2 0
LSU 2 3 1 2 5 1
Ole Miss 2 3 0 2 6 0
Tulane 1 2 0 4 3 0
Kentucky 1 5 0 3 6 0
Florida 0 3 0 4 3 0
Auburn 0 4 0 4 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0 3 0 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1944 college football season. The Maroons returned to action after not playing in 1943 due to World War II. Halfback Shorty McWilliams was named the SEC Player of the Year by the Nashville Banner.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30Jackson Field*W 41–0
October 7Millsaps*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 56–0[1]
October 14Arkansas A&M*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 49–20
October 21at LSUW 13–6
November 4KentuckyNo. 18W 26–0[2]
November 11at AuburnNo. 19W 26–21
November 18at AlabamaNo. 16L 0–1923,000[3]
November 25at Ole MissL 8–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "Maroons maul Millsaps, 56–0". The Knoxville Journal. October 8, 1944. Retrieved August 24, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "State Maroons capitalize on Kentucky fumbles and McWilliams to win easy". Clarion-Ledger. November 5, 1944. Retrieved April 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Bassett, Norman (November 19, 1944). "State knocked from undefeated ranks as Tide scores 19–0 win". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. p. 6. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  4. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015