1929 Tulane Green Wave football team

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1929 Tulane Green Wave football
SoCon champion
Conference Southern Conference
1929 record 9–0 (6–0 SoCon)
Head coach Bernie Bierman (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Captain Bill Banker
Home stadium Tulane Stadium
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1928
1930 →
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane $ 6 0 0     9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0     8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0     4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0     8 3 0
VPI 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2     4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1     4 4 2
Washington and Lee 1 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2     1 6 2
Mississippi A&M 0 3 1     1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1     2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0     1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1929 Tulane Green Wave football team represented the Tulane Green Wave of Tulane University during the 1929 college football season. Led by captain Bill Banker, the Green Wave posted a 9–0, undefeated record and outscored opponents 297–45.[1]

Before the season[edit]

The team would feature a veteran backfield of quarterback Dick Baumbach, halfbacks Ike Armstrong and captain Bill Banker, and fullbacks Fred Seeuws and Jack Pizzano.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28 Northwestern State* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 40–6   -
October 5 Texas A&M* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 13–10   -
October 12 Mississippi A&M Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 34–0   -
October 19 Southwestern Louisiana* Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 60–0   -
October 26 Georgia Tech Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 20–14   -
November 2 vs. Georgia Memorial StadiumColumbus, GA W 21–15   15,000
November 9 Auburn Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 52–0   -
November 16 Sewanee Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA W 18–0   -
November 28 at LSU Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Flag) W 21–0   -
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Season summary[edit]

Louisiana Normal[edit]

In the season opener against Louisiana Normal (today Northwestern State), Tulane won 40–6.

The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Bodenger (left guard), Upton (center), Roberts (right guard), Rucker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Armstrong (left halfback), Banker (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[5]

Texas A&M[edit]

After leading at the half 7–2, Tulane allowed the Texas A&M Aggies to take the lead 8–7. A pass from Ike Armstrong to Wop Glover in the last quarter got the win. After a safety, Tulane won 13–10.[2]

The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Bodenger (left guard), Upton (center), Roberts (right guard), Rucker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Armstrong (left halfback), Banker (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[6]

Mississippi A&M[edit]

In the third week of play, Tulane defeated the Mississippi Aggies 34–0. The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Bodenger (left guard), Roberts (center), Upton (right guard), Rucker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Armstrong (left halfback), Banker (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[7]

Southwestern Louisiana[edit]

The Green Wave romped 60–0 over Southwestern Louisiana. The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Bodenger (left guard), Roberts (center), Upton (right guard), Rucker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Armstrong (left halfback), Banker (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[8]

Georgia Tech[edit]

During the game with Georgia Tech, Banker wore a helmet onto the field because coach Bernie Bierman threatened to yank him out of the game. But the helmet slipped over his eyes as the Yellow Jackets were preparing to kickoff, so Banker tossed it to the sideline, and was never taken out, calling Bierman's bluff.[9] Tulane went on to win 20–14.

The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Bodenger (left guard), Roberts (center), Upton (right guard), Rucker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Armstrong (left halfback), Banker (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[10]

Georgia[edit]

Tulane at Georgia
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane 7 7 7 0 21
Georgia 2 13 0 0 15

Sources:[11]

The Green Wave defeated Georgia, conquerors of Yale, in Columbus 21–15, twice coming from behind.[11] For the first score, end Vernon "Catfish" Smith nailed Bill Banker behind the line for a safety.[11] After Tulane blocked a punt, Banker put in a touchdown for the lead.[11]

Tulane's second touchdown came on a 62-yard run from Ike Armstrong. Georgia's Smith next caught a pass and went 20 yards to the goal. Georgia went ahead 15–14 after Ripper Roberts intercepted a pass and ran 60 yards for the touchdown.[11] Tulane won on an ensuing 80-yard drive, in a 2-yard run from Banker.[11]

The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Boenger (left guard), Robert (center), McCormick (right guard), Luker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Armstrong (left halfback), Banker (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[11]

Auburn[edit]

All of the reserves got to play in the 52–0 romp over Auburn.[2] The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Bodenger (left guard), Roberts (center), Upton (right guard), Rucker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Armstrong (left halfback), Banker (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[12]

Sewanee[edit]

Tulane defeated the Sewanee Tigers 18–0. The starting lineup was Holland (left end), McCanse (left tackle), Bodenger (left guard), Roberts (center), McCormick (right guard), Rucker (right tackle), Dalrymple (right end), Baumbach (quarterback), Banker (left halfback), Armstrong (right halfback), Seeuws (fullback).[13]

LSU[edit]

The Green Wave won 21–0 over rival LSU. The first touchdown came on a pass from backer to Armstrong.[2] Jerry Dalrymple scored the next touchdown, snatching a pass from Armstrong and running more than half the field for a score.[2] Preacher Roberts returned an interception for the final score.[2]

Postseason[edit]

Roberts' performance in the LSU game netted him next year's captaincy.[2] Roberts was selected All-Southern.[14]

Tulane won the SoCon, and was invited to the Rose Bowl.[15]

Players[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

The following chart provides a visual depiction of Tulane's lineup during the 1929 season with games started at the position reflected in parenthesis. The chart mimics a single wing on offense.

Line[edit]

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown
28 Maury Bodenger guard New Orleans
29 Jerry Dalrymple end Arkadelphia, Arkansas
17 Calvert DeColigny tackle New Orleans
14 William Drawe end New Orleans
9 Vernon Haynes end Arkansas City, Arkansas
21 Jack Holland end Shreveport
10 Doyle Magee end Franklinton
25 Mangum guard
30 Elmer McCance tackle
12 John McCormick guard Monroe
23 William Penney guard Guatemala City, C. A.
32 Lloyd Roberts center
33 Charles Rucker tackle
24 Claggert Upton guard, center New Orleans

Backfield[edit]

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown
6 Ike Armstrong halfback
18 Bill Banker halfback Lake Charles
1 Dick Baumbach quarterback
4 Red Dawson quarterback River Falls, Wisconsin
5 Wop Glover halfback Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
3 George Haik halfback Bogalusa
22 Elmer Massey halfback
16 Jack Pizzano fullback
15 Fred Seeuws fullback
7 Hugh Whatley halfback Rayville
8 John Whatley halfback Rayville

Unlisted[edit]

Number Player
11 Ford
13 Young
26 Bankston

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