1915 college football season

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The 1915 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Cornell, Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh as having been selected national champions.[2] Only Cornell and Pittsburgh claim national championships for the 1915 season.

The Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (later to be known as simply the Southwest Conference) began its first season of play in football in 1915.

Rose Bowl[edit]

The Rose Bowl was played for the first time since its inception on January 1, 1902 following the 1901 season. Washington State would defeat Brown 14-0. The game has been played annually ever since.

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1915 Big 9 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota § 3 0 1     6 0 1
Illinois § 3 0 2     5 0 2
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Ohio State 2 1 1     5 1 1
Purdue 2 2 0     3 3 1
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 3 0
Iowa 1 2 0     3 4 0
Indiana 1 3 0     3 3 1
Northwestern 0 5 0     2 5 0
§ – Conference co-champions
1915 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska 4 0 0     8 0 0
Kansas 3 1 0     6 2 0
Iowa State 2 1 0     6 2 0
Washington (MO) 1 1 0     3 2 0
Missouri 1 3 1     2 5 1
Drake 1 4 0     2 6 0
Kansas State 0 2 1     3 4 1
† – Conference champion

Statistical leaders[edit]

  • Team scoring most points: Vanderbilt, 514 to 38.
  • Player scoring most points: J. N. DePrato, Michigan Agricultural, 185
  • Player scoring most touchdowns: J. N. DePrato, Michigan Agricultural, 34
  • Player scoring most goals after touchdown: F. Parke Geyer, Oklahoma, 56
  • Player scoring most field goals: V. T. Van de Graaff, Alabama, 11
  • Longest punt: F. T. Shiverick, Cornell, 86 yards, inclusive of roll of ball
  • Longest run from kickoff: John Barrett, Washington & Lee, 101 yards
  • Longest punt return: James de Hart, Pittsburgh, 105 yards
  • Longest run from scrimmage: D. T. Tayloe, North Carolina, and John R. Georgetown, 90 yards each

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1915.htm
  2. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book. Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16.