1919 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1919 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1919 record 3–4 (1–2 SWC)
Head coach James B. Craig (1st year)
Home stadium The Hill
Seasons
« 1918 1920 »
1919 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&M $ 4 0 0     10 0 0
Rice 3 1 0     8 1 0
Oklahoma 2 1 0     5 2 3
Texas 3 2 0     6 3 0
Arkansas 1 2 0     3 4 0
SMU 0 2 1     5 4 1
Oklahoma A&M 0 2 0     3 3 2
Baylor 0 3 1     5 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1919 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1919 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach James B. Craig, the Razorbacks compiled a 3–4 record (1–2 against SWC opponents),[1] finished in fifth place in the SWC,[2] and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 164 to 55.[3] After losing to Oklahoma by a 103–0 score in 1918, the Razorbacks defeated Oklahoma by a 7–6 score in Norman.

In August 1919, Arkansas hired James B. Craig, a former All-American halfback at Michigan, as the school's athletic director and football and baseball coach. Craig had recently returned from military service in France.[4] [5] Under Craig's leadership, the Razorbacks football team suffered its first losing season since 1914. Craig served only one year, announcing his resignation in March 1920, effective at the end of the college year.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 11, 1919 Hendrix* The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 7–0  
October 18, 1919 Missouri Rolla* The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 20–0  
October 25, 1919 at LSU* Shreveport, LA L 0–20  
November 1, 1919 Tulsa* The Hill • Fayetteville, AR L 7–63  
November 8, 1919 at Texas Clark Field • Austin, TX L 7–35  
November 15, 1919 Oklahoma The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 7–6  
November 27, 1919 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 7–40  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1919 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1919 Southwest Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "University Director of Athletics Announced". Fayetteville Democrat. 1919-08-15. 
  5. ^ At the time of the 1920 Census, James B. Craig and his wife, Ruth J. Craig, were residing in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He listed his occupation as athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  6. ^ "Mr. Craig Resigns From U. of A. Faculty". Fayetteville Democrat. 1920-03-24.