1892 college football season

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The 1892 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions.[2]

On January 30, college football was first played in the state of Georgia or the Deep South when the Georgia Bulldogs defeated Mercer 7–6. On September 28 the first-ever American football game played outdoors at night took place, between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal. The lighting situation proved difficult and the game ended at halftime in a scoreless tie.[3]

Conference and program changes[edit]

School 1891 Conference 1892 Conference
Alabama Cadets Program Established Independent
Agricultural & Mechanical of Alabama Tigers Program Established Independent
Georgia Bulldogs Program Established Independent
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Program Established Independent
Iowa Hawkeyes Independent WIUFA
Kansas Jayhawks Independent WIUFA
Mercer Baptists Program Established Independent
Missouri Tigers Independent WIUFA
Nebraska Bugeaters Independent WIUFA
South Carolina football Program Established Independent

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1892 Western Interstate football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Kansas $ 3 0 0     7 1 0
Nebraska 1 1 1     2 2 1
Missouri 1 2 0     1 2 0
Iowa 0 2 1     3 2 1
  • $ – Conference champion

Awards and honors[edit]


The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Philip King 5'6" 154 Jr. Washington, D. C. Princeton
HB Vance McCormick Sr. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Yale
HB Harry Thayer Sr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Penn
FB Charley Brewer 5'9" 150 Fr. Hopkinton, Massachusetts Harvard
E Frank Hinkey 5'9" 150 So. Tonawanda, New York Yale
T Alexander Hamilton Wallis Sr. Jersey City, New Jersey Yale
G Art Wheeler So. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Princeton
C William H. Lewis 175 Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Harvard
G Bert Waters So. Boston, Massachusetts Harvard
T Marshall Newell 5'7" 168 So. Great Barrington, Massachusetts Harvard
E Frank Hallowell Sr. Medford, Massachusetts Harvard

Statistical leaders[edit]

  • Player scoring most points: Philip King, Princeton, 105

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1892.htm
  2. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Mansfield eliminates Division II football program". ESPN.