1892 college football season

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The 1892 college football season was the season of American football played among colleges and universities in the United States during the 1892–93 academic year.

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The 1892 Yale Bulldogs football team, led by head coach Walter Camp, compiled a perfect 13–0 record, outscored opponents by a total of 429 to 0, and has been recognized as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis. [1] [2] Yale's 1892 season was part of a 37-game winning streak that began at the end of the 1890 season and continued into the 1893 season.

All eleven players selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp to the 1892 All-America college football team came from the Big Three (Yale, Harvard, and Princeton). The selections included center William H. Lewis, the first African-American All-American. Five of the honorees have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: quarterback Philip King, fullback Charley Brewer (Harvard), end Frank Hinkey (Yale), tackle Marshall Newell (Harvard), and guard Art Wheeler (Princeton).

Several colleges and universities in the Deep South established football programs in 1892, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina. In the first college football game in the region, Georgia defeated Mercer on January 30, 1892.

On September 28, 1892, the first football game played outdoors at night took place, between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal. The lighting proved difficult and the game ended at halftime in a scoreless tie. [3]

Conference and program changes

Conference establishments

Membership changes

School1891 Conference1892 Conference
Alabama Cadets Program EstablishedIndependent
Agricultural & Mechanical of Alabama Tigers Program EstablishedIndependent
Georgia Bulldogs Program EstablishedIndependent
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Program EstablishedIndependent
Iowa Hawkeyes Independent WIUFA
Iowa State Cyclones Program establishedIndependent
Kansas Jayhawks Independent WIUFA
Mercer Baptists Program EstablishedIndependent
Missouri Tigers Independent WIUFA
Nebraska Bugeaters Independent WIUFA
San Jose State Normal Spartans Program EstablishedIndependent
South Carolina football Program EstablishedIndependent
Utah Utes Program EstablishedIndependent

Conference standings

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1892 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado Mines $      
Colorado Agricultural 220  110
  • $ Conference champion
1892 Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Purdue $400  800
Butler 410  510
Wabash 140  140
Indiana 040  040
  • $ Conference champion
1892 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Minnesota $300  500
Wisconsin 220  430
Michigan 120  750
Northwestern 130  642
  • $ Conference champion
1892 Northeast Intercollegiate League football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Amherst $200  ???
  • $ Conference champion
1892 Western Interstate University Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Kansas $300  710
Nebraska 111  221
Missouri 120  120
Iowa 021  321
  • $ Conference champion

Major independents

1892 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Yale     1300
Washington & Jefferson     400
Colgate     300
Penn     1510
Cornell     1010
Harvard     1010
Princeton     1220
Penn State     510
Tufts     820
Navy     520
Army     311
Western Univ. Penn.     420
Amherst     950
Dartmouth     530
Franklin & Marshall     430
Bucknell     220
Fordham     220
Geneva     330
Stevens     110
Brown     451
Massachusetts     462
Rutgers     351
Lafayette     570
Lehigh     360
Delaware     122
Wesleyan     171
Drexel     010
Syracuse     081
1892 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Oberlin     700
Iowa Agricultural     101
Notre Dame     101
Chicago     841
Michigan State Normal     210
Illinois     741
Ohio State     530
Washington University     320
Hillsdale     321
Doane     110
Heidelberg     110
Buchtel     340
Lake Forest     230
Cincinnati     120
Ohio Wesleyan     130
Wittenberg     021
Washburn     020
Kalamazoo     020
1892 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Centre     600
VMI     401
Wake Forest     401
Furman     100
Mercer     100
North Carolina     100
Johns Hopkins     710
North Carolina A&M     510
Sewanee     511
Central     410
Navy     520
Georgetown     421
Virginia     321
Vanderbilt     440
Alabama     220
Auburn     220
Georgia     110
VAMC     110
Richmond     230
Delaware     122
Kentucky State College     241
Tennessee     250
Trinity (NC)     130
Hampden–Sydney     010
Maryville     010
South Carolina     010
Georgia Tech     030
Maryland     030
1892 Far West college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Utah Agricultural     100
Stanford     102
California     211
Colorado     320
Washington     110
San Jose State     010
Utah     010

Awards and honors

All-Americans

The consensus All-America team included:

PositionNameHeightWeight (lbs.)ClassHometownTeam
QB Philip King 5'6"154Jr. Washington, D. C. Princeton
HB Vance McCormick Sr. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Yale
HB Harry Thayer Sr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Penn
FB Charley Brewer 5'9"150Fr. Hopkinton, Massachusetts Harvard
E Frank Hinkey 5'9"150So. Tonawanda, New York Yale
T Alexander Hamilton Wallis Sr. Jersey City, New Jersey Yale
G Art Wheeler So. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Princeton
C William H. Lewis 175Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Harvard
G Bert Waters So. Boston, Massachusetts Harvard
T Marshall Newell 5'7"168So. Great Barrington, Massachusetts Harvard
E Frank Hallowell Sr. Medford, Massachusetts Harvard

Statistical leaders

See also

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References

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. "1892 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. "Mansfield eliminates Division II football program". ESPN.