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1921 College Football Season

 

1921 College Football Season

The 1921 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing California Golden Bears, Cornell Big Red, Iowa Hawkeyes, Lafayette Leopards, Washington & Jefferson Presidents, and Vanderbilt Commodores as champions.[2] Only California, Cornell, and Lafayette claim national championships for the 1921 season.

Contents

  • First radio broadcast 1
  • C6H0 2
  • Rose Bowl 3
  • Other bowls 4
  • Conference standings 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

First radio broadcast

A historical highlight of the regular season was the 1921 West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh football game, the first college football game to be broadcast live on radio.[3] Today, college football on radio is common for nearly every game in every division.

C6H0

On October 29, Centre College beat Harvard 6 to 0 in what is widely considered one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Overjoyed students painted the "impossible formula" C6H0 (Centre 6, Harvard 0) on everything in sight.

Rose Bowl

In the 1922 Rose Bowl, the heavily favored California Golden Bears played Washington & Jefferson to a scoreless tie. The game holds several distinctions including being the only scoreless Rose Bowl game, the first tie in a Rose Bowl, the first African-American quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl (Charlie West from Washington & Jefferson), the first freshman to play in a Rose Bowl (Herb Kopf of Washington and Jefferson), the last Rose Bowl to be played at Tournament Park, and the smallest school (Washington & Jefferson College had only 450 students at the time) to ever play in a Rose Bowl.[4][5]

Other bowls

Conference standings

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:
1921 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa 5 0 0     7 0 0
Chicago 4 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     5 1 1
Michigan 2 1 1     5 1 1
Indiana 1 2 0     3 4 0
Minnesota 2 4 0     3 4 0
Illinois 1 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 0     1 6 0
† – Conference champion
1921 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska 3 0 0     7 1 0
Missouri 4 2 0     6 2 0
Kansas State 4 2 0     5 3 0
Drake 2 2 0     5 2 0
Kansas 3 3 0     4 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     4 4 0
Oklahoma 2 3 0     5 3 0
Washington (MO) 2 3 0     4 3 1
Grinnell 0 4 0     2 5 0
† – Conference champion
1921 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California 4 0 0     9 0 1
Washington State 2 1 1     4 2 1
Stanford 1 1 1     4 2 2
Oregon Agricultural 1 2 1     4 3 2
Oregon 0 1 2     5 1 3
Washington 0 3 1     3 4 1
† – Conference champion
1921 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington & Lee 2 0 0     6 3 0
Virginia 5 1 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 3 1 1     5 2 2
Virginia Tech 3 2 0     7 3 0
Richmond 2 2 1     4 2 1
Maryland 2 2 1     3 5 1
Catholic 2 2 0     3 5 0
NC State 1 1 3     3 3 3
William and Mary 1 3 0     2 3 0
Trinity 0 1 0     6 1 2
Davidson 0 1 3     3 4 3
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     1 2 0
VMI 0 3 1     3 5 1
George Washington 0 3 1     3 3 2
Georgetown 0 0 0     2 2 0
St. John's            
† – Conference champion
1921 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Centre § 5 0 0     10 1 0
Georgia Tech § 5 0 0     8 1 0
Georgia § 6 0 1     7 2 1
Vanderbilt § 5 0 1     7 0 1
Tennessee 4 1 1     6 2 1
Florida 4 1 2     6 3 2
Mississippi College 3 1 1     7 2 1
LSU 2 1 1     6 1 1
Auburn 3 2 0     5 3 0
Furman 3 2 1     7 2 1
Sewanee 3 2 0     6 2 0
South Carolina 2 1 1     5 1 2
Birmingham–Southern 2 1 0     4 4 1
Transylvania 1 1 0     1 1 0
The Citadel 2 2 1     3 3 2
Mississippi A&M 2 3 1     4 4 1
Tulane 3 4 0     4 6 0
Alabama 2 4 2     5 4 2
Oglethorpe 2 4 0     5 4 0
Chattanooga 1 3 0     4 6 0
Presbyterian 1 3 0     1 7 0
Louisville 0 1 0     2 2 1
Kentucky 0 2 1     4 3 1
Ole Miss 0 3 0     3 6 0
Wofford 0 3 0     2 7 0
Millsaps 0 3 0     0 3 1
Georgetown 0 3 0     0 3 0
Clemson 0 4 2     1 6 2
Howard 0 5 0     3 6 0
Western Kentucky 0 0 0     1 0 0
§ – Conference co-champions
1921 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&M 3 0 2     6 1 2
Texas 1 0 1     6 1 1
Arkansas 2 1 0     5 3 1
Baylor 2 2 0     8 3 0
Oklahoma A&M 1 1 0     5 4 1
Rice 1 2 1     4 4 1
SMU 0 4 0     1 6 1
† – Conference champion

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1921.htm
  2. ^ Official 2013 Football Bowl Subdivision Records Book. The National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 76–77. 
  3. ^ Sciullo Jr, Sam, ed. (1991). 1991 Pitt Football: University of Pittsburgh Football Media Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Sports Information Office. p. 116. 
  4. ^ Campbell, Jim (August 2006). "The 1922 Rose Bowl: David v. Goliath". College Football Historical Society Newsletter.  
  5. ^ Washington and Jefferson College
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