1919 college football season

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The 1919 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Centre, Harvard, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M as having been deemed national champions by major selectors[2] Only Harvard, Illinois, and Texas A&M claim national championships for the 1919 season. Texas A&M began claiming the 1919 national championship in 2012.

Conference and program changes[edit]

Conference memberships[edit]

School 1918 Conference 1919 Conference
Bowling Green State Normal Normals Program Established Independent
Grinnell Pioneers Independent Missouri Valley
Nebraska Cornhuskers Missouri Valley Independent
Stanford Indians Independent PCC
UCLA Bruins Program Established Independent
Washington State Cougars Independent PCC

Program changes[edit]

Rose Bowl[edit]

Harvard would defeat Oregon 7-6 in the 1920 Rose Bowl.

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1919 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 6 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson         6 2 2
USC         4 1 0
Maryland State         5 4 0
Montana         2 3 2
SBUC         2 6 0
South Carolina         1 7 1
1919 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri $ 4 0 1     5 1 2
Iowa State 3 1 1     5 2 1
Drake 2 2 0     4 3 0
Kansas 1 1 1     3 2 3
Washington (MO) 2 2 0     5 2 0
Kansas State 0 3 1     4 5 1
Grinnell 0 3 0     1 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon * + 2 1 0     5 2 0
Washington + 2 1 0     5 1 0
California 2 2 0     6 2 1
Washington State 2 2 0     5 2 0
Stanford 1 1 0     4 3 0
Oregon Agricultural 1 3 0     4 4 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • * – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
1919 RMFAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado State 6 1 0     7 1 0
Utah 4 1 0     5 2 0
Colorado College 3 1 1     4 2 1
Utah State 3 2 0     5 2 0
Colorado 2 3 1     2 3 1
Denver 0 4 1     1 5 1
Colorado Mines 0 4 1     0 4 3
Wyoming 3 2 0     3 5 0
Montana State 0 3 0     1 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † Ineligible for conference title
1919 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgetown $ 2 0 0     7 3 0
Maryland State[disputed ] 4 1 0     5 4 0
NC State 3 1 0     7 2 0
North Carolina 3 1 0     4 3 1
Washington and Lee 2 1 0     8 1 0
VMI 4 2 0     6 2 0
Richmond 2 2 1     5 2 2
VPI 2 4 0     5 4 0
Virginia 1 2 1     2 5 2
William & Mary 1 3 0     2 6 1
Catholic 0 1 0     1 6 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0     0 2 0
Davidson 0 4 0     4 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Centre + 3 0 0     9 0 0
Auburn + 5 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 6 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2     5 1 2
Mississippi A&M 5 2 0     6 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     3 4 1
Georgia Tech 2 1 0     7 3 0
Georgia 4 2 2     4 2 3
Furman 2 1 1     6 2 1
Tulane 3 2 1     6 2 1
Clemson 2 2 2     6 2 2
LSU 2 2 0     6 2 0
Florida 2 2 0     5 3 0
Wofford 1 1 0     3 2 1
Ole Miss 1 4 0     4 4 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     4 4 1
Sewanee 1 4 0     3 6 0
Tennessee 0 3 2     3 3 3
South Carolina 0 4 1     1 7 1
Transylvania 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 2 0
Georgetown 0 2 0     0 2 0
Mississippi College 0 4 0     3 5 1
Howard 0 4 0     3 5 2
  • + – Conference co-champions
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

Minor conferences[edit]

Conference Champion(s) Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association No champion
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin La Crosse Normal
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference College of Emporia
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Unknown
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo 3–0–0
Nebraska Intercollegiate Conference Unknown
Ohio Athletic Conference Wooster 7–0–0
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Kendall 5–0–1
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pomona 4–0–0
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Fisk

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Bo McMillin 5'9" 165 So. Fort Worth, Texas Centre
QB Benny Boynton 5'9" 163 Sr. Waco, Texas Williams
HB Chic Harley 5'11" 171 Sr. Chicago, Illinois Ohio State
HB Eddie Casey 5'10" 155 Sr. Natick, Massachusetts Harvard
FB Ira Rodgers 5'10" 203 Sr. Bethany, West Virginia West Virginia
E Bob Higgins Sr. Corning, New York Penn State
E Heinie Miller 5'10" 185 Sr. Williamsport, Pennsylvania Penn
T Pete Henry 5'10" 230 Sr. Mansfield, Ohio Washington & Jefferson
G Doc Alexander 5'11" 210 Jr. Silver Creek, New York Syracuse
C Red Weaver 5'10" 185 Jr. Garland, Texas Centre
C Charles Carpenter Sr. Hartland, Wisconsin Wisconsin
G Swede Youngstrom 6'1" 187 Sr. Waltham, Massachusetts Dartmouth
T Belford West 6'2" 195 Sr. Hamilton, New York Colgate
E Lester Belding So. Mason City, Iowa Iowa

Statistical leaders[edit]

  • Team scoring most points: Centre, 485
  • Player scoring most points: Ira Rodgers, West Virginia, 147
  • Total offense leader: George Gipp, Notre Dame, 1456
  • Passing yards leader: George Gipp, 727
  • Passing touchdowns leader: Ira Rodgers, 11
  • Receptions leader: Bernard Kirk, Notre Dame, 21
  • Receiving yards leader: Bernard Kirk, 372

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1920.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.