1933 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1933 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference champions
Conference Southwest Conference
1933 record 7–3–1 (4–1 SWC)
Head coach Fred Thomsen (5th year)
Home stadium The Hill
Seasons
« 1932 1934 »
1933 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Arkansas $ 4 1 0     7 3 1
TCU 4 2 0     9 2 1
Baylor 4 2 0     6 4 0
Texas A&M 2 2 1     6 3 1
Texas 2 3 1     4 5 2
SMU 2 4 0     4 7 1
Rice 1 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1933 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1933 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Fred Thomsen, the Razorbacks compiled a 7–3–1 record (4–1 against SWC opponents), finished in first place in the SWC, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 213 to 61.[1][2]

The Razorbacks were crowned Southwest Conference champs, but forfeited the title as a result of playing an ineligible athlete.[3] Ulysses "Heine" Schleuter had told coach Fred Thomsen that he had remaining eligibility, but had played at Nebraska in 1931 and 1932, as well as for Kemper Military School. Schleuter's status wasn't brought out until the SMU game, when a Mustang recognized Schleuter as a former Cornhusker. The title was vacated for 1933.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 23, 1933 Ozark College* The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 40–0  
September 30, 1933 Oklahoma Baptist* The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 42–7  
October 7, 1933 TCU The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 13–0  
October 14, 1933 Baylor Quigley StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 19–7  
October 21, 1933 at LSU* State Fair StadiumShreveport, LA (Rivalry) L 0–20  
October 28, 1933 SMU The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 3–0  
November 11, 1933 at Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 6–7  
November 18, 1933 Hendrix* The Hill • Fayetteville, AR W 63–0  
November 24, 1933 at Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) W 20–6  
November 30, 1933 at Tulsa* Skelly FieldTulsa, OK L 0–7  
January 1, 1934 vs. Centenary* Fair Park • Dallas, TX (Dixie Classic) T 7–7  
*Non-conference game.

Dixie Classic[edit]

Main article: 1934 Dixie Classic

The Dixie Classic was the first bowl appearance in Arkansas Razorbacks history. Their opponent, Centenary, was undefeated in the regular season.[3] The game, played in Dallas, was the final Dixie Classic, a predecessor to the Cotton Bowl Classic. The Razorbacks dented the scoreboard first, on a 24 yard hookup from Tom Murphy to Elvin Geiser in the second quarter.[3] The Gentlemen returned with a 20 yard touchdown pass, but missed the extra point to give Arkansas a 7–6 lead. However, a Razorback was called offside, the down was replayed, and Centenary's kicker Chester Weidman's kick was true.[3]

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 7 0 0 7
Gentlemen 0 7 0 0 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1930-1934)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1933 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Razorback Bowl History – 1934 Dixie Classic." Arkansas Razorbacks Sports Network. Dixie Classic Game Summary Retrieved on 4–27 2008.