|1929 NYU Violets football|
|Home stadium|| Ohio Field |
|1929 Eastern college football independents records|
|Franklin & Marshall||–||6||–||3||–||0|
The 1929 NYU Violets football team represented New York University in the 1929 college football season.
|September 28||Vermont||W 77–0||15,000|||
|October 5||West Virginia Wesleyan||W 26–0|
|October 12||at Fordham||L 0–26|
|October 19||Penn State||W 7–0||35,000|
|October 26||Butler||W 13–6|
|November 2||Georgetown||L 0–14||50,000|
|November 9||Georgia||W 27–19|
|November 16||Missouri||W 14–0|
|November 23||Rutgers||W 20–7|
|November 28||Carnegie Tech||L 0–20|
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Benjamin Friedman was an American football player and coach, and athletic administrator.
Morris Hiram "Red" Badgro was an American football player and football coach who also played professional baseball. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981.
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Ralph Fielding "Hutch" Hutchinson was an American football, basketball, and baseball player. He served as the head football coach at Dickinson College (1901), the University of Texas at Austin (1903–1905), the University of New Mexico (1911–1916), Washington & Jefferson College (1918), the University of Idaho (1919), and the Idaho Technical Institute (1920–1927), compiling a career college football record of 61–53–6. Hutchinson was also the head basketball coach at New Mexico (1910–1917), Idaho (1919–1920), and Idaho Technical (1926–1927), amassing a career college basketball record of 56–18, and the head baseball coach at Texas from 1904 to 1906 and at New Mexico from 1910 to 1917, tallying a career college baseball mark of 69–44–2.
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