1895 college football season

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The 1895 college football season was the season of American football played among colleges and universities in the United States during the 1895–96 academic year.

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The 1895 Penn Quakers football team, led by head coach George Washington Woodruff, compiled a perfect 14–0 record and is recognized as the 1895 national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation. One selector, Parke H. Davis, recognized both Penn and Yale as co-national champions. [1] Yale compiled a 13–0–2 record.

In the Midwest, Michigan led the way with an 8–1 record, the only loss coming in a road game against Harvard. In the South, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association played its first year of college football with Vanderbilt winning the first conference championship.

Ten of the eleven players selected by Walter Camp and Caspar Whitney to the 1895 All-America college football team came from Penn, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The eleventh player was quarterback Clint Wyckoff from Cornell. Six of the honorees have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: Wyckoff, halfbacks Sam Thorne (Yale) and George H. Brooke(Penn), fullback Charley Brewer (Harvard), end Charles Gelbert (Penn), tackle Langdon Lea (Princeton), and guard Charles Wharton (Penn).

Conference and program changes

School1894 Conference1895 Conference
Alabama Crimson Tide Independent SIAA
Auburn Tigers Independent SIAA
Georgia Bulldogs Independent SIAA
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Independent SIAA
Henry Kendall Orange and Black Program establishedIndependent
Marshall football Program establishedIndependent
Mississippi A&M Aggies Program establishedIndependent
North Carolina Tar Heels Independent SIAA
Oklahoma Sooners Program establishedIndependent
Sewanee Tigers Independent SIAA
Tulane Green Wave Independent SIAA
Vanderbilt Commodores Independent SIAA

Conference standings

Organized conference standings

1895 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado $300  510
Colorado Mines 110  110
Denver 011  032
Colorado College 021  121
  • $ Conference champion
1895 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Vanderbilt 300  531
Auburn 210  210
Georgia 220  340
Sewanee 020  221
Alabama 020  040
1895 Triangular Football League standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dartmouth $200  751
Amherst 110  650
Williams 020  450
  • $ Conference champion
1895 Western Interstate University Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Missouri +210  710
Kansas +210  610
Nebraska +210  630
Iowa 030  250
  • + Conference co-champions

Independents

1895 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Penn     1400
Yale     1302
Princeton     1011
Harvard     821
Lafayette     620
Syracuse     622
Army     520
Bucknell     520
Colgate     420
Tufts     850
Wesleyan     630
Amherst     650
Brown     761
Carlisle     440
Rutgers     440
Villanova     330
Penn State     223
Cornell     341
New Hampshire     231
Frankin & Marshall     351
Boston College     242
Lehigh     360
CCNY     251
Temple     141
MIT     140
Trinity (CT)     140
Massachusetts     150
Western Univ. Penn.     160
1895 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington University     200
Michigan     810
Chicago     1030
Wittenberg     520
Minnesota     730
Wisconsin     521
Wabash     630
Illinois     421
Baldwin–Wallace     310
Notre Dame     310
Northwestern     650
Purdue     430
Indiana     431
Buchtel     320
Doane     320
Chicago P&S     321
Butler     220
Cincinnati     330
Haskell     110
Michigan State Normal     330
North Dakota Agricultural     110
Ohio State     442
Iowa Agricultural     340
Ohio     230
Rush-Lake Forest     460
Ohio Wesleyan     241
Iowa State Normal     120
Lake Forest     120
Northwestern Law     120
Drake     140
1895 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Texas     500
LSU     300
Arkansas     100
Henry Kendall     100
North Carolina     711
VMI     510
West Virginia     510
Centre     411
Wofford     310
Virginia     930
Navy     520
VAMC     420
Ole Miss     210
South Carolina     210
Tennessee     321
Tulane     320
Kentucky State     450
North Carolina A&M     121
Delaware     130
Wake Forest     001
Marshall     011
Catholic University     010
Oklahoma     010
Furman     020
Mississippi A&M     020
Richmond     051
1895 Far West college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Occidental     500
Oregon     400
New Mexico A&M     200
Washington Agricultural     200
Wyoming     100
Stanford     401
Washington     401
California     311
Pacific (CA)     001
San Jose State     001
USC     011
Oregon Agricultural     021
Utah     010

Minor conferences

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References

  1. Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16.