1910 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1910 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Independent
1910 record 7–1
Head coach Hugo Bezdek (3rd year)
Home stadium The Hill
Seasons
« 1909 1911 »

The 1910 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1910 college football season. In their third year under head coach Hugo Bezdek, the Razorbacks compiled a 7–1 record, shut out five of eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 221 to 19.[1][2]

The 1910 seasons was the first in which the Arkansas football team was nicknamed "Razorbacks" instead of Cardinals. According to team lore, the change was inspired when coach Bezdek congratulated his undefeated 1909 team by saying they "fought like a band of wild razorback hogs".[3] However, the razorback was gaining fame by 1906 as an indigenous Arkansan hog "that has no fear or reason",[4] and there are published accounts of the nickname being in use for the football team well prior to the 1910 season.[5][6][7] Also, in March 1910, the Arkansas Land Congress adopted a resolution to advertise the State of Arkansas by sending one of the state's razor back hogs on a cross-country publicity tour to refute the saying that "even hogs cannot be raised in Arkansas."[8] One source suggests the nickname dates to 1905.[9]

On October 22, 1910, Texas Southwestern scored to lead 12–8 with less than two minutes to play. On the ensuing kickoff return, Steve Creekmore threw a lateral pass all the way across field to Russell May who went down the sideline 75 yards for a touchdown and the 13–12 victory. Touchdowns were worth five points in 1910.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 1, 1910 Drury College The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 33–0  
October 9, 1910 Henderson State The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 63–0  
October 15, 1910 Kansas State The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 0–5  
October 22, 1910 Texas SW The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 13–12  
October 29, 1910 Texas A&M The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 5–0  
November 5, 1910 at Washington (Missouri) St. Louis, MO W 50–0  
November 15, 1910 Missouri Rolla The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 6–2  
November 24, 1910 LSU Little Rock, AR W 51–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1910-1914)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1910 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ Andres Focil. "Hugo Bezdek and the 1909 Razorbacks". University of Arkansas. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Razorbacks of Arkansas: The Famous Game Hog That Has No Fear or Reason". Monroe (MO) Daily Democrat. July 12, 1906. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "Druryite Already for Razorbacks of Arkansas". The Springfield Daily Republican. October 13, 1907. p. 4. 
  6. ^ "Sooners To Play "Aggies": Resumed Relations With Razorbacks and Expect Hard Game". The Wichita Daily Eagle. October 20, 1908. p. 2. 
  7. ^ "Fairmount Doing Some Hard Practicing". The Topeka Daily Capital. October 22, 1909. p. 2. 
  8. ^ "Razor-Back Hog To Advertise Arkansas". The Inter Ocean. March 26, 1910. p. 9. 
  9. ^ ""The Razorbacks" Came Before Bezdek as Early as 1905". Hog Database. June 6, 2012.