1894 college football season

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The 1894 college football season was the season of American football played among colleges and universities in the United States during the 1894–95 academic year.

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The 1894 Yale Bulldogs football team compiled a perfect 16–0 record, outscored opponents by a total of 485 to 13, and has been recognized as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, and National Championship Foundation, and as co-champion by Parke H. Davis. [1] [2]

Penn also compiled a perfect record (12–0) and was recognized as the co-national champion by Parke H. Davis. Despite suffering losses to both Yale and Penn, Princeton was recognized as the national champion under the Houlgate System.

All eleven players selected by Caspar Whitney and Walter Camp to the 1894 All-America college football team came from the Big Three (Princeton, Yale, and Harvard) or Penn. Six of the honorees have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: halfback George Brooke, end Frank Hinkey (Yale), end Charlie Gelbert, tackle Langdon Lea (Princeton), guard Art Wheeler (Princeton), and guard Bill Hickok (Yale).

New programs established in 1893 included Arkansas, Oregon, and Texas A&M.

On November 29, college football was first played in the state of Florida by Stetson University. [3]

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

Membership changes

School1893 Conference1894 Conference
Arkansas Cardinals Program EstablishedIndependent
Buffalo football Program EstablishedIndependent
Idaho football Program EstablishedIndependent
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Independent MIFA
Maryland Agricultural Terrapins Independent MIFA
Oregon Webfoots Program EstablishedIndependent
Texas A&M Aggies Program EstablishedIndependent

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1894 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado $500  810
Colorado Mines 120  120
Denver 130  130
Colorado College 010  120
Colorado Agricultural 010  010
  • $ Conference champion
1894 Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Purdue $400  910
Butler 310  610
Wabash 230  450
Indiana 040  041
  • $ Conference champion
1894 Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Maryland 220  430
  • $ Conference champion
1894 Triangular Football League standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dartmouth $200  540
  • $ Conference champion
1894 Western Interstate University Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Missouri +210  430
Nebraska +210  620
Kansas 120  231
Iowa 120  441
  • + Conference co-champions

Major independents

1894 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Yale     1600
Penn     1200
Villanova     100
Penn State     601
Harvard     1120
Geneva     510
Princeton     820
Temple     410
Pittsburgh College     721
Brown     1050
Colgate     211
Cornell     641
Frankin & Marshall     640
Syracuse     650
Army     320
Amherst     750
Trinity (CT)     430
Tufts     650
Boston College     330
Massachusetts     330
Western Univ. Penn     110
Lafayette     560
New Hampshire     230
Rutgers     460
Lehigh     590
Drexel     121
Williams     130
MIT     140
Carlisle     180
NYU     030
Wesleyan     050
1894 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Western Reserve     700
North Dakota Agricultural     200
Baldwin–Wallace     100
Buchtel     100
Michigan     911
Iowa Agricultural     510
Notre Dame     311
Minnesota     310
Washburn     310
Wittenberg     620
Doane     520
Wisconsin     520
Chicago     1471
Beloit     630
Washington University     210
Ohio State     650
Illinois     430
Oberlin     431
Cincinnati     330
Drake     220
Mount Union     450
Lake Forest     340
Ohio Wesleyan     130
Rush Medical     360
Northwestern     150
Ohio     010
1894 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
VMI     600
Hampden–Sydney     100
Tennessee     202
Vanderbilt     710
Ole Miss     610
Texas     610
Georgia     510
VAMC     410
Virginia     820
Centre     310
Alabama     310
Kentucky State College     520
Navy     412
North Carolina     630
Arkansas     210
LSU     210
West Virginia     220
Texas A&M     110
Delaware     110
Georgetown     450
Sewanee     340
Auburn     130
Johns Hopkins     141
Richmond     042
Trinity (NC)     010
William & Mary     010
North Carolina A&M     020
South Carolina     020
Georgia Tech     030
Tulane     040
1894 Far West college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wyoming     300
USC     100
Oregon Agricultural     210
Stanford     630
Washington Agricultural     110
Washington     111
Oregon     121
Utah     120
California     012
New Mexico A&M     010

Minor conferences

ConferenceChampion(s)Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Albion 3–0–0

Minor independents

1894 Kentucky state football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Kentucky State*    520
Centre     310
  • * – State champion

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References

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