Arkansas Cardinals football, 1900–09

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At the outset, the University of Arkansas being known as the "Arkansas Cardinals" is in all likelihood a misnomer. The "cardinal" referred to the color cardinal and not the red bird. Moreover, as early as the first game of the 1905 season, news media reports specifically refer to the University of Arkansas football team as the "Razorbacks", pre-dating the University of Arkansas' official statement regarding how the University of Arkansas became the Razorbacks.[1] [2] [3]

1900[edit]

1900 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1900 record 2–1–1
Head coach Colbert Searles
Seasons
« 1899 1901 »

Overview[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 27, 1900 Webb City HS Fayetteville, AR W 15–0  
November 3, 1900 at Joplin HS Joplin, MO T 6–6  
November 10, 1900 Pierce CC Fayetteville, AR W 10–0  
November 24, 1900 at Drury College Springfield, MO L 5–17  

1901[edit]

1901 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1901 record 3–5
Head coach Charles Thomas (coach)
Seasons
« 1900 1902 »

Overview[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 12, 1901 Pierce CC The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–5  
October 19, 1901 Drury College The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 22–0  
October 26, 1901 Fort Scott HS The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 6–17  
November 2, 1901 at Little Rock HS Little Rock, AR L 0–5  
November 9, 1901 Tulsa The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 48–0  
November 16, 1901 Kansas City Medical The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 6–10  
November 23, 1901 at Louisiana Tech Ruston, LA W 16–0  
December 5, 1901 at LSU Baton Rouge, LA L 0–15  

1902[edit]

1902 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1902 record 6–3
Head coach Charles Thomas (coach)
Seasons
« 1901 1903 »

Overview[edit]

Arkansas played twice as many games on the road as in Fayetteville.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 4, 1902 at Neosho HS Neosho, MO W 6–0  
October 11, 1902 at Kingfisher College Kingfisher, OK W 15–6  
October 22, 1902 at Oklahoma Norman, OK L 0–28  
October 28, 1902 at Tulsa Muskogee, OK W 33–0  
November 1, 1902 Cherokee Male Seminary The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 50–0  
November 8, 1902 at Central Missouri St. Warrensburg, MO L 5–15  
November 10, 1902 at Pierce CC Pierce City, MO L 2–24  
November 17, 1902 Fort Scott HS The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 16–0  
November 27, 1902 Missouri Rolla The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 11–0  

1903[edit]

1903 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1903 record 3–4
Head coach D. A. McDaniel
Seasons
« 1902 1904 »

Overview[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 10, 1903 Springfield Normal School The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 5–10  
October 16, 1903 at Missouri Rolla Rolla, MO L 6–17  
October 17, 1903 at Drury College Springfield, MO W 10–6  
October 30, 1903 at Texas Austin, TX L 0–15  
October 31, 1903 at Texas A&M College Station, TX L 0–6  
November 7, 1903 Fort Smith HS The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 17–9  
November 21, 1903 Oklahoma The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 12–0  

1904[edit]

1904 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1904 record 4–3
Head coach A. D. Brown
Seasons
« 1903 1905 »

Overview[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 15, 1904 Drury College The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–12  
October 22, 1904 Fort Scott HS The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 22–0  
October 31, 1904 at Baylor Waco Stadium • Waco, TX L 6–17  
November 4, 1904 at Dallas Medical Dallas, TX L 0–5  
November 12, 1904 Wichita State The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 12–6  
November 19, 1904 at Fort Smith HS Fort Smith, AR W 11–5  
November 26, 1904 Missouri Rolla The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 11–10  

1905[edit]

1905 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1905 record 2–6
Head coach A. D. Brown
Seasons
« 1904 1906 »

Overview[edit]

Strangely, Arkansas was involved in eight shutouts in eight games during the 1905 season, being on the losing end six times.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 7, 1905 Kansas The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–6  
October 14, 1905 at Washington (Missouri) St. Louis, MO L 0–6  
October 14, 1905 at Drury College Springfield, MO L 0–12  
October 26, 1905 Chilocco Indian School The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 6–0  
October 31, 1905 Texas The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–4  
November 12, 1905 Transylvania The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–6  
November 17, 1905 at Missouri Rolla Rolla, Missouri L 0–16  
November 30, 1905 Kansas City Medical The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 26–0  

1906[edit]

1906 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1906 record 2–4–2
Head coach Frank Longman
Seasons
« 1905 1907 »

Overview[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29, 1906 Chilocco Indian School The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–6  
October 8, 1906 Drury College The Hill • Fayetteville, AR T 0–0  
October 13, 1906 at Kansas McCook Field • Lawrence, KS L 5–37  
October 30, 1906 Texas The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–11  
November 6, 1906 vs. Southeast Missouri State Hot Springs, AR W 12–0  
October 10, 1906 at Missouri Columbia, MO L 0–11  
November 24, 1906 at Tulane Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 22–0  
November 29, 1906 at LSU Baton Rouge, LA T 6–6  

1907[edit]

1907 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1907 record 3–4–1
Head coach Frank Longman
Seasons
« 1906 1908 »

Overview[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 5, 1907 Haskell The Hill • Fayetteville, AR T 0–0  
October 12, 1907 Drury College The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 23–0  
October 19, 1907 at Drury College Springfield, MO W 17–6  
October 26, 1907 at St. Louis St. Louis, MO L 6–42  
October 30, 1907 Texas The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 6–26  
November 6, 1907 at LSU Baton Rouge, LA L 12–17  
November 18, 1907 vs. Tennessee Memphis, TN L 2–14  
November 23, 1907 Missouri Rolla The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 7–5  

1908[edit]

1908 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1908 record 5–4
Head coach Hugo Bezdek
Seasons
« 1907 1909 »

Overview[edit]

The 1908 Arkansas vs Texas game was played on November 2, 1908 instead of November 7, 1908 as listed by Arkansas.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3, 1908 Haskell The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 6–0  
October 10, 1908 Ole Miss The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 33–0  
October 17, 1908 at St. Louis St. Louis, MO L 0–24  
October 24, 1908 Henderson State The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 51–0  
October 31, 1908 at Oklahoma Norman, OK L 5–27  
November 7, 1908 at Texas Clark Field • Austin, TX L 0–21  
November 14, 1908 Pittsburgh St. The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 42–12  
November 21, 1908 Ouachita The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 72–0  
November 26, 1908 LSU Little Rock, AR L 4–36  

1909[edit]

1909 Arkansas Cardinals football
Conference Independent
1909 record 7–0
Head coach Hugo Bezdek
Seasons
« 1908 1910 »

Overview[edit]

Oklahoma disputes the score of a 21–6 Arkansas win on October 23, but the team achieves its first ever perfect season at 7-0-0.[5]

Amos Alonzo Stagg traveled to Little Rock and refereed the Arkansas-Washington game on Thanksgiving Day.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 2, 1909 Henderson State The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 24–0  
October 9, 1909 at Drury College Springfield, MO W 12–6  
October 16, 1909 Wichita State The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 23–6  
October 23, 1909 Oklahoma The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 21–6  
October 30, 1909 at Ouachita Arkadelphia, AR W 56–0  
November 13, 1909 vs. LSU Memphis, TN W 16–0  
November 25, 1909 Washington (Missouri) Little Rock, AR W 34–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hogdb.com/2013/04/07/origin-of-arkansas-cardinal-leads-to-razorbacks/ Hog Database | Origin of Arkansas “Cardinal” Leads to Razorbacks by Sharp Williams
  2. ^ http://www.hogdb.com/2012/06/06/the-razorbacks-came-before-bezdek/ Hog Database | “The Razorbacks” Came Before Bezdek as Early as 1905
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fY9WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eUENAAAAIBAJ&dq=razorbacks&pg=1300%2C5956003/ Lawrence Daily World, May 13, 1907 via Google News Archive (see several inches below link)
  4. ^ Fayetteville Daily Democrat – Game Summary published November 3, 1908.
  5. ^ Howell, James. "Oklahoma Historical Scores." Scores (1903, 1905, 1909, 1912–present). Retrieved on April 6, 2008.
  6. ^ Henry, Orville and Jim Bailey. "The Razorbacks: A Story of Arkansas Football".University of Arkansas Press, 1996.

External links[edit]

Hog Database | Origin of Arkansas “Cardinal” Leads to Razorbacks by Sharp Williams Hog Database | “The Razorbacks” Came Before Bezdek as Early as 1905 Lawrence Daily World, May 13, 1907 via Google News Archive (see several inches below link)