1916 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1916 Oregon Webfoots football
Rose Bowl Champions
Pacific Coast Conference Co-Champions
Civil War Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Penn, W 14–0
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1916 record 7–0–1 (2–0–1 PCC)
Head coach Hugo Bezdek (4th year)
Captain John Beckett
Home stadium Kincaid Field
Seasons
« 1915 1917 »
1916 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington $ 3 0 1     6 0 1
Oregon^ 2 0 1     7 0 1
Oregon Agricultural 0 2 0     4 5 0
California 0 3 0     6 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ Selected as Rose Bowl representative

The 1916 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon in the 1916 college football season. It was the Webfoots' 24th overall and first season as a member of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC). The team was led by head coach Hugo Bezdek, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Kincaid Field in Eugene and at Multnomah Field in Portland, Oregon. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, zero losses and one tie (7–0–1 overall, 2–0–1 in the PCC) and with a victory over Penn in the Rose Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
Saturday, October 7 Willamette* Kincaid FieldEugene, OR W 97–0    
Saturday, October 14 Multnomah Athletic Club* Kincaid FieldEugene, OR W 28–0    
Saturday, October 21 at California California FieldBerkeley, CA W 39–14   10,000
Saturday, November 4 Washingtondagger Kincaid FieldEugene, OR (Rivalry) T 0–0   10,000
Saturday, November 11 Washington State* Multnomah FieldPortland, OR W 12–3   8,000
Saturday, November 25 at Oregon Agricultural Bell FieldCorvallis, OR (Rivalry) W 27–0   3,000
Thursday, November 30 vs. Multnomah Athletic Club* Multnomah FieldPortland, OR (Thanksgiving Day Game) W 27–0    
Monday, January 1, 1917 vs. Penn Tournament ParkPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 14–0   27,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Willamette[edit]

Willamette at Oregon – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Willamette 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon 20 28 21 28 97

at Kincaid Field • Eugene, OR

  • Date: Saturday, October 7th, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: Sam Dolan • Umpire: Bill Schmitt • Linesman: Dean Walker
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

In their first game of the season the Webfoots defeated the Willamette Methodists by a massive margin of 97–0.

Multnomah Athletic Club[edit]

Multnomah Athletic Club at Oregon – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Multnomah Athletic Club 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon 0 14 7 7 28

at Kincaid Field • Eugene, OR

  • Date: Saturday, October 14th, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: Sam Dolan • Umpire: Bill Schmitt • Linesman: Clyde Johnson
Game information
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

In their second game of the season the Webfoots defeated the Multnomah Athletic Club 28–0, recording their second shutout in as many games.

California[edit]

Oregon at California – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon 13 7 13 6 39
California 7 0 0 7 14

at California FieldBerkeley, CA

  • Date: Saturday, October 21st, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 10,000
  • Referee: Referee: Sam Dolan • Umpire: Braddock • Linesman: Adams
Game information
First Quarter
  • CAL – Wells 5-yard run (Montgomery Kick)
  • ORE – Johnny Parsons 1-yard run (Hollis Huntington Kick)
  • ORE – Shy Huntington 1-yard run (PAT Missed)
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
  • ORE – H. Huntington 1-yard run (S. Huntington Kick)
  • ORE – Parsons 20-yard run (PAT Missed)
Fourth Quarter
  • ORE – Beckett 1-yard run (PAT Missed)
  • CAL – Sharpe 1-yard run (Montgomery Kick)

In their first conference game of the season the Webfoots defeated the California Golden Bears 39–14, allowing their only two touchdowns of the season during the game.

Washington[edit]

Washington at Oregon – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 0 0 0 0
Oregon 0 0 0 0 0

at Kincaid Field • Eugene, OR

  • Date: Saturday, November 4th, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather: Heavy Rain
  • Game attendance: 10,000

In their first home conference game of the season the Webfoots tied with the Washington Huskies while playing in a heavy downpour that muddied the field.

Washington State[edit]

Oregon Agricultural – 21st Civil War[edit]

Multnomah Athletic Club[edit]

Penn – 3rd Rose Bowl[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]