1925 college football season

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The 1925 college football season ended with no clear national champion. At the close of the season, noted sports writer Billy Evans described the championship contest as "a dead heat" among Dartmouth, Tulane, Michigan, Washington, and Alabama. [1]

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Dartmouth, led by halfback Andy Oberlander, compiled an 8–0 record and outscored its opponents by a total of 340 to 29. Having defeated Harvard, Cornell, and Chicago, Dartmouth was retroactively declared the national champion by the Dickinson System and Parke H. Davis.

Alabama compiled a 10–0 record and has been recognized as national champion by the Billingsley Report, Boand System, College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, and others. In an intersectional game between undefeated teams, Alabama defeated Pacific Coast Conference champion Washington by a 20–19 score in the 1926 Rose Bowl; that game has been called "the game that changed the South." [2]

Michigan shut out seven of eight opponents, outscored all opponents by a total of 227 to 3, and was retroactively named a co-national champion by Jeff Sagarin. The team featured two consensus All-Americans in quarterback Benny Friedman and end Bennie Oosterbaan, a passing combination that became known as the "Benny to Bennie Show". Michigan coach Fielding H. Yost called his 1925 squad "the greatest football team I ever saw in action." [3]

Tulane also went undefeated at 9–0–1. Tulane halfback Peggy Flournoy led the nation in scoring with 128 points. [4]

Colgate, Louisville, Michigan State Normal, Hawaii, Nebraska Wesleyan, and Oberlin also had undefeated teams in 1925.

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

Membership changes

School1924 Conference1925 Conference
Oklahoma A&M Cowboys Southwest Missouri Valley
Texas Tech Matadors Program establishedIndependent
Western State (CO) Mountaineers Independent Rocky Mountain

September

October

November

Rose Bowl

The 1926 Rose Bowl pairing of Alabama and Washington later became the subject of a television documentary, Roses of Crimson, and hailed as "the football game that changed the South". [2] Alabama was the first Southern football team to be invited to play in the Rose Bowl, and proved that the Southern teams could compete with those from the East, the Midwest, and the West Coast. George Wilson helped the Huskies take a 12–0 lead at halftime, but both extra point attempts failed, and Wilson was injured. In the third quarter, Alabama exploded for three touchdowns, starting with quarterback Pooley Hubert's run to make the score 12–7. Washington lost the ball on its 35-yard line, and Johnny Mack Brown carried the ball over to make the score 14–12 in favor of Alabama. A 61-yard pass from Hubert to Brown set up Alabama's third score for a 20–12 lead. George Wilson returned in the fourth quarter, and the Huskies scored a touchdown and the point after to close the score to 20–19, but the missed conversion attempts from the first half cost them the game. The victory for Coach Wallace Wade established Alabama as a football powerhouse. [14]

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1925 Big Ten Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Michigan $ 5 1 07 1 0
Northwestern 3 1 05 3 0
Wisconsin 3 1 16 1 1
Chicago 2 2 13 4 1
Illinois 2 2 05 3 0
Iowa 2 2 05 3 0
Minnesota 1 1 15 2 1
Ohio State 1 3 14 3 1
Indiana 0 3 13 4 1
Purdue 0 3 13 4 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Missouri $ 5 1 06 1 1
Drake 5 2 05 3 0
Kansas State 3 2 15 2 1
Iowa State 3 2 14 3 1
Nebraska 2 2 14 2 2
Oklahoma 3 3 14 3 1
Grinnell 2 2 13 3 2
Kansas 2 5 12 5 1
Washington University 1 4 12 5 1
Oklahoma A&M 0 3 12 5 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Washington $ 5 0 010 1 1
Stanford 4 1 07 2 0
USC 3 2 011 2 0
Oregon Agricultural 3 2 07 2 0
California 2 2 06 3 0
Idaho 2 3 03 5 0
Washington State 2 3 03 4 1
Montana 1 4 03 4 1
Oregon 0 5 01 5 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Colorado Agricultural $ 8 0 09 1 0
Utah Agricultural 5 1 06 1 0
Utah 5 1 06 2 0
Colorado 5 2 06 3 0
Wyoming 4 3 06 3 0
BYU 3 3 03 3 0
Colorado College 4 4 05 4 1
Western State (CO) 2 4 03 4 0
Colorado Mines 2 6 02 7 0
Montana State 1 4 06 5 0
Denver 1 6 01 6 0
Colorado Teachers 0 6 02 6 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Southern Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Alabama + 7 0 010 0 0
Tulane + 5 0 09 0 1
North Carolina 4 0 17 1 1
Washington and Lee 5 1 05 5 0
Virginia 4 1 17 1 1
Georgia Tech 4 1 16 2 1
Kentucky 4 2 06 3 0
Florida 3 2 08 2 0
Auburn 3 2 15 3 1
VPI 3 3 15 3 2
Vanderbilt 3 3 06 3 0
Tennessee 2 2 15 2 1
South Carolina 2 2 07 3 0
Georgia 2 4 04 5 0
Sewanee 1 4 04 4 1
Mississippi A&M 1 4 03 4 1
VMI 1 5 05 5 0
LSU 0 2 15 3 1
NC State 0 4 13 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 05 5 0
Clemson 0 4 01 7 0
Maryland 0 4 02 5 1
  • + Conference co-champions
1925 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Oglethorpe $ 8 1 08 3 0
SW Louisiana 3 0 07 2 0
Centenary 2 0 06 2 0
Millsaps 4 1 05 4 0
Furman 3 1 07 3 0
Birmingham–Southern 3 1 17 3 1
The Citadel 5 2 06 4 0
Howard (AL) 4 2 06 3 0
Newberry 3 2 05 3 0
Mercer 3 2 03 6 0
Centre 1 1 03 6 0
Union (TN) 1 1 05 4 0
Chattanooga 2 3 04 4 0
Presbyterian 2 4 03 6 0
Louisiana Tech 1 2 11 6 1
Wofford 1 3 03 7 0
Loyola (LA) 1 3 02 7 0
Mississippi College 1 5 11 7 1
Louisiana College 0 3 12 6 1
Georgetown (KY) 0 2 01 7 0
Rollins 0 3 00 7 0
Erskine 0 4 01 6 0
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Southwest Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Texas A&M $ 4 1 07 1 1
TCU 2 0 17 1 1
Texas 2 1 16 2 1
SMU 1 1 25 2 2
Rice 1 2 14 4 1
Arkansas 1 2 14 4 1
Baylor 0 3 23 5 2
  • $ Conference champion

Independents

1925 Eastern college football independents records
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Dartmouth   8 0 0
Fordham   9 1 0
Colgate   7 0 2
Pittsburgh   8 1 0
Syracuse   8 1 1
Lafayette   7 1 1
Springfield   6 1 1
Princeton   5 1 1
Holy Cross   8 2 0
Penn   7 2 0
Army   7 2 0
Boston College   6 2 0
Cornell   6 2 0
NYU   6 2 1
Villanova   6 2 1
Washington & Jefferson   6 2 1
Carnegie Tech   5 2 1
Yale   5 2 1
Bucknell   7 3 1
Columbia   6 3 1
Muhlenberg   6 3 1
Temple   5 2 2
Harvard   4 3 1
Franklin & Marshall   5 4 0
Brown   5 4 1
Penn State   4 4 1
Buffalo   3 4 1
St. John's   3 4 0
Lehigh   3 5 1
Vermont   3 6 0
CCNY   2 5 0
Providence   2 7 0
Rutgers   2 7 0
Boston University   1 5 0
Manhattan   1 6 1
Tufts   1 6 0
Drexel   1 7 0
1925 Midwestern college football independents records
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Northern Illinois State   6 1 0
Dayton   7 2 0
Marquette   7 2 0
Notre Dame   7 2 1
Haskell   9 3 1
Western State Normal (MI)   6 2 1
Loyola (IL)   6 2 0
Central Michigan   4 1 3
Adrian   6 3 0
Butler   5 2 2
Detroit City College   4 3 1
Detroit   5 4 0
Assumption (ON)   3 3 1
Kent State   1 1 3
Michigan State   3 5 0
Muncie Normal   2 5 0
John Carroll   2 6 1
Saint Louis   2 6 1
Valparaiso   1 6 0
1925 Southern college football independents records
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Louisville   8 0 0
Georgetown   9 1 0
Howard   6 0 2
Texas Mines   5 1 1
Texas Tech   6 1 2
Wake Forest   6 2 1
Davidson   6 2 2
George Washington   6 2 2
Navy   5 2 1
Texas A&I   4 2 1
William & Mary   6 4 0
Catholic University   4 4 0
Delaware   4 4 0
Spring Hill   4 4 0
Duke   4 5 0
Middle Tennessee State Teachers   3 4 2
Tennessee Docs   4 5 0
East Tennessee State Teachers   3 4 0
Western Kentucky State Normal   3 5 1
Richmond   3 6 0
Georgia Normal   1 3 0
Loyola (MD)   2 6 0
Delaware State   0 2 0
Mississippi State Teachers   0 6 0
West Tennessee State Teachers   0 7 1
1925 Western college football independents records
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Hawaii   10 0 0
Gonzaga   7 2 2
Tempe State   6 2 0
Loyola (CA)   4 2 0
New Mexico A&M   5 3 1
San Diego State   5 3 1
La Verne   5 4 0
Arizona   3 3 1
Santa Barbara State   3 4 1
Regis   2 3 0
New Mexico   2 4 1
St. Ignatius (CA)   2 4 1
Santa Clara   2 6 0
Humboldt State   1 3 0

Minor conferences

ConferenceChampion(s)Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hampton Institute 3–2–1
Far Western Conference Saint Mary's (CA) 3–0
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin River Falls Normal 4–0
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Simpson
Upper Iowa
5–1
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Bethany
College of Emporia
7–0
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southwestern Louisiana 5–0
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Michigan State Normal 5–0
Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference Beloit
Carleton
Cornell College
Monmouth (IL)
3–0
1–0
3–0–1
1–0–1
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Macalester 3–0
Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Northwest Missouri State Teachers 3–0–1
North Central Intercollegiate Conference Creighton
Nebraska Wesleyan
North Dakota Agricultural
3–0–1
3–0–1
3–0–2
Nebraska Intercollegiate Conference Nebraska State Teachers–Chadron 6–0
Ohio Athletic Conference Ohio Wesleyan 7–0
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Tulsa 4–0
South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Northern Normal and Industrial
Yankton
5–0
4–0–1
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Occidental 5–0
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tuskegee
Southwestern Athletic Conference Bishop (TX) 4–1
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southwestern 4–0–1
Tri-Normal League State Normal–Cheney 5–0

Minor conference standings

1925 California Coast Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Chico State $ 5 0 07 1 0
San Mateo JC     
Modesto JC 3 3 03 6 1
San Jose State 2 4 02 5 0
Cal Poly 0 2 04 5 0
Sacramento JC     
Santa Rosa JC     
  • $ Conference champion
  • Includes forfeit by San Mateo JC to Chico State
1925 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Hampton $ 4 1 14 1 1
Virginia Seminary 3 1 14 1 2
Virginia Union 3 3 03 3 0
Virginia Normal 1 1 33 1 4
Shaw 1 2 32 2 3
Saint Paul's (VA) 1 3 23 3 2
North Carolina A&T 1 3 24 3 3
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Far Western Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Saint Mary's $ 3 0 08 2 0
Nevada 3 1 04 3 1
Cal Aggies 2 2 05 3 0
Pacific (CA) 1 2 05 2 0
Fresno State 0 4 02 6 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Bradley + 5 0 09 0 0
Monmouth (IL) + 6 0 17 0 2
Millikin 5 0 16 1 1
McKendree 5 1 05 3 1
Lake Forest 2 1 05 2 0
Knox (IL) 2 1 02 6 0
St. Viator 3 2 05 3 1
Carthage 3 2 14 4 1
Augustana (IL) 4 3 14 3 1
Western Illinois 4 3 14 3 1
Eureka 5 4 05 4 0
Hedding 1 1 02 2 1
Shurtleff 3 4 14 5 1
Eastern Illinois 1 2 04 3 1
Lincoln (IL) 2 4 12 5 1
Illinois College 2 4 32 5 3
Mount Morris 1 2 02 5 0
Wheaton (IL) 1 5 01 7 0
Illinois State Normal 1 6 01 6 0
Illinois Wesleyan 0 5 11 6 1
Southern Illinois 0 2 00 5 1
Blackburn 0 2 00 3 0
North-Western College 0 6 00 6 0
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Iowa Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Buena Vista 1 0 08 1 0
Upper Iowa + 5 1 05 1 1
Simpson + 5 1 06 2 1
Iowa State Teachers 4 1 15 1 2
Parsons 2 1 14 2 1
Penn (IA) 2 1 24 2 2
St. Ambrose 3 2 05 3 1
Western Union 2 2 03 4 0
Morningside 1 1 03 5 0
Central (IA) 1 2 12 3 1
Iowa Wesleyan 1 4 03 5 0
Luther 0 2 03 4 0
Des Moines 0 4 10 7 1
Ellsworth 0 5 00 7 0
  • + Conference co-champions
1925 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
College of Emporia + 7 0 07 0 0
Bethany (KS) + 7 0 07 0 0
Fairmount 3 0 43 1 4
Pittsburg Teachers 5 2 05 2 1
Emporia Teachers 3 2 14 3 1
Kansas Wesleyan 3 2 14 2 1
Southwestern (KS) 4 3 05 3 0
Baker 3 3 14 3 1
St. Mary's (KS) 3 3 14 3 1
Washburn 2 4 12 4 1
Bethel (KS) 1 4 02 4 0
Hays Teachers 1 4 12 4 1
Ottawa 1 4 21 5 2
Friends 1 5 12 5 1
Sterling 1 5 11 5 1
McPherson 0 4 21 4 2
  • + Conference co-champions
1925 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Michigan State Normal $ 5 0 08 2 0
Albion 3 1 13 4 2
Kalamazoo 2 2 15 2 1
Alma 2 3 04 4 0
Hillsdale 2 3 03 4 1
Olivet 0 5 00 6 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Monmouth (IL) + 1 0 17 0 2
Carleton + 1 0 06 1 0
Cornell (IA) + 3 0 16 0 2
Beloit + 3 0 06 2 0
Lawrence 2 1 04 3 0
Coe 2 2 03 4 1
Ripon 0 3 02 5 0
Hamline 0 3 02 6 0
Knox 0 3 02 6 0
  • + Conference co-champions
1925 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Macalester $ 4 0 04 2 1
Gustavus Adolphus 3 1 05 1 0
St. Olaf 3 2 04 5 0
Concordia (MN) 1 2 02 2 1
Hamline 1 2 02 6 0
Saint John's (MN) 0 5 00 6 0
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Missouri College Athletic Union football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Missouri Wesleyan $ 5 0 06 2 0
Missouri Mines 1 0 05 2 1
William Jewell 6 1 06 2 0
Westminster (MO) 5 2 05 2 0
Culver–Stockton 2 2 05 4 0
Missouri Valley 2 3 13 3 1
Central Wesleyan 1 2 04 3 0
Drury 1 3 02 5 0
Central (MO) 0 5 11 6 1
Tarkio 0 5 01 7 0
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
NW Missouri State $ 3 0 17 0 1
SW Missouri State 2 1 14 2 2
Kirksville State 1 2 16 2 1
Central Missouri State 1 2 14 4 1
SE Missouri State 1 3 03 3 2
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Nebraska College Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Chadron Normal $ 6 0 09 0 0
Peru Normal 6 1 06 3 1
Midland 6 1 06 4 0
Omaha 2 1 13 3 1
Doane 5 3 05 3 0
Kearney Normal 4 3 04 5 0
Wayne Normal 3 3 04 4 0
Cotner 2 5 03 5 0
Hastings 1 4 11 5 1
Grand Island 1 4 31 4 3
Nebraska Central 1 5 11 5 1
York (NE) 0 7 00 7 0
  • $ Conference champion
1925 New England Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
New Hampshire $ 2 0 14 1 2
Maine 1 0 15 2 1
Massachusetts 1 0 06 2 0
Rhode Island State 0 1 12 5 1
Connecticut 0 3 13 5 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 North Central Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Nebraska Wesleyan + 3 0 16 0 2
Creighton + 3 0 16 3 1
North Dakota Agricultural + 4 0 25 0 2
North Dakota 2 2 04 4 0
South Dakota State 1 1 22 3 2
Morningside 2 4 03 5 0
South Dakota 1 4 03 5 0
Des Moines 0 4 00 7 1
  • + Conference co-champions
1925 Northwest Ohio League football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Bowling Green 2 0 13 1 3
Toledo 1 0 01 8 0
Findlay 2 1 15 2 2
Bluffton 1 2 01 3 0
Defiance 0 3 00 6 2
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Ohio Wesleyan $ 6 0 07 1 1
Oberlin 5 0 17 0 1
Wooster 5 1 06 2 0
Kenyon 5 2 06 2 0
St. Xavier 3 1 15 2 1
Mount Union 4 2 17 2 1
Baldwin–Wallace 5 3 05 3 0
Ohio 3 2 06 2 0
Miami (OH) 3 2 05 3 0
Muskingum 3 3 04 3 1
Case 3 4 23 4 2
Denison 3 4 04 4 1
Heidelberg 3 4 04 4 0
Cincinnati 2 3 04 5 0
Wittenberg 3 5 13 5 1
Ohio Northern 2 4 13 4 1
Western Reserve 2 5 03 6 0
Hiram 0 5 20 5 3
Akron 1 6 01 7 0
Otterbein 0 5 10 6 2
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Tulsa $ 4 0 06 2 0
Oklahoma Baptist 6 1 08 1 0
Central State (OK) 4 1 14 3 2
Southwestern State 3 1 15 4 1
Northwestern Oklahoma State 2 2 05 4 0
Northeastern State 2 3 22 6 2
Oklahoma City 3 5 04 6 0
East Central 2 4 13 5 1
Phillips 1 6 01 8 0
Southeastern Oklahoma State 0 4 12 4 2
  • $ Conference champion
1925 South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Northern Normal + 5 0 07 1 0
Yankton + 4 0 14 3 2
Columbus (SD) 4 1 05 2 0
Southern Normal 4 2 17 2 1
Eastern Normal 4 3 04 3 0
South Dakota Mines 2 2 03 6 0
Augustana (SD) 3 4 04 4 0
Dakota Wesleyan 1 2 13 4 1
Huron 1 4 21 4 3
Spearfish 0 4 12 6 1
Sioux Falls 0 6 00 6 0
  • + Conference co-champions
  • Sioux Falls forfeited games to Yankton, Columbus, Eastern Normal, Southern Normal, Augustana (SD), and Huron.
    South Dakota Mines and Spearfish played twice. The second game was not counted in the conference standings.
1925 Southern California Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Occidental $ 4 1 06 3 0
Southern Branch 3 1 15 3 1
Whittier 2 2 03 5 0
Caltech 1 2 12 6 1
Pomona 1 3 11 5 1
Redlands 1 3 13 5 1
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Southwestern Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Bishop $     
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Southwestern (TX) $ 4 0 15 3 1
Simmons (TX) 6 1 07 2 0
Howard Payne 4 1 15 3 1
Trinity (TX) 4 2 09 3 0
North Texas State Teachers 4 2 06 4 0
Abilene Christian 2 1 12 5 2
Austin 2 3 04 4 1
Sam Houston State 1 2 05 4 0
East Texas State 2 4 02 8 0
West Texas State 1 3 04 4 0
St. Edward's 1 3 13 4 1
Southwest Texas State 1 6 02 6 0
Daniel Baker 0 4 22 6 2
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Tri-State Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Geneva $ 5 0 06 3 0
Waynesburg 2 1 13 5 1
Thiel 3 2 04 5 0
Bethany (WV) 2 2 13 4 1
Westminster (PA) 1 4 02 6 0
Duquesne 0 4 00 7 0
  • $ Conference champion
1925 Western Interstate Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
Lombard 1 0 03 5 0
Columbia (IA) 3 1 14 3 1
DePaul 2 1 14 2 1
St. Viator 2 1 15 3 1
Luther 1 1 03 4 0
La Crosse State 0 2 11 4 2
Valparaiso 0 3 01 6 0
1925 Wisconsin Normal Athletic Conference football standings
ConfOverall
TeamW L TW L T
River Falls Normal $ 4 0 05 1 1
Oshkosh Normal 3 0 15 2 1
Eau Claire Normal 3 1 04 2 1
Whitewater Normal 2 2 03 3 0
La Crosse Normal 1 2 11 4 2
Milwaukee Normal 1 2 11 4 1
Stout Normal 1 2 11 4 1
Superior Normal 1 3 04 4 0
Stevens Point Normal 1 3 02 4 1
Platteville Normal 1 3 01 5 1
  • $ Conference champion

Awards and honors

All-Americans

The consensus All-America team included:

PositionNameHeightWeight (lbs.)ClassHometownTeam
QB Benny Friedman 5'8"172Jr. Cleveland, Ohio Michigan
HB Andy Oberlander 6'0"197Sr. Chelsea, Massachusetts Dartmouth
HB Red Grange 5'11"175Sr. Wheaton, Illinois Illinois
HB Wildcat Wilson 5'11"185Sr. Everett, Washington Washington
FB Ernie Nevers 6'0"200Sr. Superior, Wisconsin Stanford
E Bennie Oosterbaan 6'0"180So. Muskegon, Michigan Michigan
T Ed Weir 6'0"190Sr. Superior, Nebraska Nebraska
G Carl Diehl 6'1"205Sr. Chicago, Illinois Dartmouth
C Ed McMillan 6'0"208Sr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Princeton
G Ed Hess 6'1"190Jr. Chardon, Ohio Ohio State
T Ralph Chase 6'3"202Sr. Easton, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
E George Tully 5'10"180Sr. Orange, New Jersey Dartmouth

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The 1934 college football season was the 66th season of college football in the United States. Two New Year's Day bowl games were initiated to rival the Rose Bowl Game. On February 15, Warren V. Miller and Joseph M. Cousins organized the New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Association and by October, the group had enough funds to sponsor the Sugar Bowl. Meanwhile, W. Keith Phillips and the Greater Miami Athletic Club worked in November at a January 1 game for Florida, and the Orange Bowl was created.

1911 college football season American college football season

The 1911 college football season was the last one before major reforms were made to the American game in 1912. In 1911, touchdowns were worth five points, the field was 110 yards in length, and a team had three downs within which to advance the ball ten yards. The United States Naval Academy (Navy) finished with a record of 6 wins and 3 ties (6–0–3). Two of the ties were 0–0 games with the other major unbeaten teams, Penn State (8–0–1) and Princeton (8–0–2). Other teams that finished the season unbeaten were Minnesota (6–0–1) and Florida (5–0–1). The Helms Athletic Foundation, founded in 1936, declared retroactively that Princeton had been the best team of 1911

1912 college football season American college football season

The 1912 college football season was the first of the modern era, as the NCAA implemented changes to increase scoring:

1924 college football season American college football season

The 1924 college football season was the year of the Four Horsemen as the Notre Dame team, coached by Knute Rockne, won all of its games, including the Rose Bowl, to be acclaimed as the best team in the nation. Notre Dame and Stanford were both unbeaten at season's end, with the Fighting Irish winning the Rose Bowl contest 27–10. The Penn Quakers were retroactively awarded a national championship by Parke H. Davis.

1923 college football season American college football season

The 1923 college football season saw several teams finish their seasons unbeaten and untied. As such, numerous schools claim a national championship for the 1923 season. Illinois and Michigan, both members of what is now the Big Ten Conference, finished with records of 8–0 and were selected as national champion by multiple selectors. Illinois featured break-out star Red Grange. Ivy League teams Yale and Cornell also had undefeated seasons. Cornell was selected as national champion by one selector.

1908 college football season American college football season

The 1908 college football season ran from Saturday, September 19, to November 28. The Penn Quakers and the Harvard Crimson each finished the season unbeaten but with one tied. The LSU Tigers went unbeaten and untied against a weaker opposition. All three teams were named national champions retroactively by various organizations. Only Pennsylvania officially claims a national championship for the 1908 season.

The 1938 college football season ended with the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University (TCU) being named the nation's No. 1 team by 55 of the 77 voters in the final Associated Press writers' poll in early December. Tennessee was also chosen by five contemporary math system selectors as a national champion; both teams won every game.

The 1939 college football season concluded with the Aggies of The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas being named as the national champions by the voters in the Associated Press writers' poll. Led by consensus All-American fullback John Kimbrough, the Aggies went undefeated at 11–0 and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 212 to 31, with the defense allowing just 54 first downs and 763 yards all season, or 1.71 yards per play. On New Year's Day, Texas A&M defeated Tulane, 14–13 in the Sugar Bowl.

1909 college football season American college football season

The 1909 college football season was the first for the 3-point field goal, which had previously been worth 4 points. The season ran from Saturday, September 25, until Thanksgiving Day, November 25, although a few games were played on the week before.

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