1916 college football season

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The 1916 NCAA football season had a very clear cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Army and Pittsburgh as national champions.[2] Only Pittsburgh claims a national championship for the 1916 season. Georgetown led the nation in scoring with 464 points.

The Pacific Coast Conference, a precursor to the modern Pacific-12 Conference, began its first season of play in 1916.

Large scores[edit]

Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland 222 to 0. Sewanee also beat Cumberland 107 to 0.

Rose Bowl[edit]

Oregon would defeat Penn 14-0 in the 1917 Rose Bowl.

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1916 Big 9 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 4 0 0     7 0 0
Northwestern 4 1 0     6 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 3 3 0     3 4 0
Illinois 2 2 1     3 3 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1     4 2 1
Iowa 1 2 0     4 3 0
Indiana 0 3 1     2 4 1
Purdue 0 4 1     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1916 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska $ 3 1 0     6 2 0
Missouri 3 1 1     6 1 1
Iowa State 2 1 1     5 2 1
Kansas State 1 1 1     6 1 1
Kansas 1 2 1     4 3 1
Drake 1 3 0     3 5 0
Washington (MO) 0 2 0     3 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion
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
1916 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Virginia Tech $ 4 0 0     7 2 0
Maryland 4 0 0     6 2 0
Georgetown 2 0 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 1 0 0     5 2 2
North Carolina 3 1 0     5 4 0
Virginia 3 1 0     4 5 0
George Washington 2 1 0     3 3 1
Catholic 2 1 0     4 4 0
Davidson 1 2 0     5 3 1
Richmond 1 3 1     5 2 2
VMI 1 5 0     4 5 0
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
William & Mary 0 2 1     2 5 2
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 2 0
North Carolina A&M 0 4 0     2 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1916 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech + 5 0 0     8 0 1
Tennessee + 6 0 1     8 0 1
Georgetown 1 0 0     2 0 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 1     7 1 1
Auburn 6 2 0     6 2 0
The Citadel 3 1 0     6 1 1
LSU 3 1 1     7 1 2
Georgia 4 2 0     6 3 0
Tulane 2 1 1     4 3 1
Kentucky 2 1 2     4 1 2
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Mississippi A&M 4 4 0     4 4 1
Sewanee 2 2 2     5 2 2
Transylvania 2 2 0     2 2 0
Mississippi College 2 3 0     4 3 0
South Carolina 2 3 0     2 7 0
Furman 1 4 0     4 5 0
Clemson 1 4 0     3 6 0
Centre 0 1 2     5 1 3
Louisville 0 2 1     2 3 1
Howard 0 1 0     0 1 0
Wofford 0 2 0     2 7 0
Mercer 0 3 0     0 3 0
Chattanooga 0 3 0     0 4 0
Florida 0 4 0     0 5 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1916 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas 5 1 0     7 2 0
Baylor 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oklahoma 2 1 0     6 5 0
Texas A&M 2 1 0     6 3 0
Oklahoma A&M 0 3 0     4 4 0
Arkansas 0 2 0     4 4 0
Southwestern (TX) 0 3 0     3 5 0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Ockie Anderson 5'9" 165 Sr. Erie, Pennsylvania Colgate
HB Chic Harley 5'11" 171 So. Chicago, Illinois Ohio State
HB Fritz Pollard 5'9" 165 Sr. Chicago, Illinois Brown
FB Elmer Oliphant 5'7" 180 Jr. Bloomfield, Indiana Army
E Bert Baston 6'1" 170 Sr. St. Louis Park, Minnesota Minnesota
T Belford West 6'2" 195 Sr. Hamilton, New York Colgate
G Clinton Black Sr. New York, New York Yale
G Harrie Dadmun 6'0" 235 Sr. Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard
C Bob Peck 5'9" 179 Jr. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
G Frank T. Hogg 6'2" 193 Sr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Princeton
T Steamer Horning Sr. Phoenix, New York Colgate
E James P. Herron Sr. New Kensington, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh

Statistical leaders[edit]

  • Team scoring most points: Georgetown, 464 to 32. (or Tulsa 566 to 40?)
  • Player scoring most points: Johnny Gilroy, Georgetown, 160

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1916.htm
  2. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. pp. 76–77. Retrieved 2009-10-16.