1919 Stanford football team

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1919 Stanford football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1919 record4–3 (1–1 PCC)
Head coachBob Evans (1st season)
Home stadiumStanford Field
Seasons
← 1905
1920 →
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

The 1919 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1919 college football season.

Season summary[edit]

This was the first time Stanford had fielded a football team since 1905. From 1905 to 1917, Stanford played rugby in place of football. In 1918, Stanford did not field an official team due to World War I, though an unofficial squad made up of volunteers from the Students' Army Training Corps stationed at Stanford (some of whom were not Stanford students) hurriedly organized to play several games, all blowout losses.[1][2]

Bob Evans, who had coached Stanford men's basketball team the previous season, was named coach of the football team to go along with his basketball coaching duties.[3] In his only season as football coach, Evans led the team to a 4–3 overall record.

In their first conference game in the Pacific Coast Conference, Stanford won its first-ever game against Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State); the team lost its other conference game, the Big Game against rival California.[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 15USS Boston*W 59–0
October 18Olympic Club*
  • Stanford Field
  • Stanford, CA
L 0–13
October 26at Oregon AgriculturalW 14–6
November 1St. Mary's*
  • Stanford Field
  • Stanford, CA
W 34–0
November 8Santa Clara*
  • Stanford Field
  • Stanford, CA
W 13–0[6]
November 22California
L 10–14
November 27USC*L 0–13
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC. p. 58. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Swensen, H. G. (1918). "The Big Game". The Stanford Illustrated Review. 20 (3): 142.
  3. ^ "Name "Bob" Evans gridiron ruler of Stanford men". Spokane Daily Chronicle. April 23, 1919. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Official results from "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 142. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1919–1924". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2014-06-15. Retrieved June 13, 2014.
  6. ^ Doug Montell (November 9, 1919). "Santa Clara Shut Out by Stanford After Brilliant Football Game at Palo Alto: Punting Duel Is Feature of the Big Game at Stanford". Oakland Tribune – via Newspapers.com.