1894 Chicago vs. Stanford football game

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1894 Chicago Maroons vs. Stanford football game
1 2 Total
Chicago 0 24 24
Stanford 0 4 4
Date December 25, 1894
Season 1894
Stadium Haight Street Grounds
Location San Francisco, California
Attendance 4,000

The 1894 Chicago vs. Stanford football game, played on December 25, 1894 was a college football game between the Chicago Maroons and Stanford. Chicago won 24 to 4,[1] the game was played in San Francisco, California. It was the first postseason intersectional contest, foreshadowing the modern bowl game.[2][3] Herbert Hoover was Stanford's student financial manager.[4]

Game summary[edit]

Neither team scored in the first half.[5] Freshman Clarence Herschberger played well.[6]

Aftermath[edit]

Stanford won a rematch in Los Angeles on December 29 by 12 to 0.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Migdol. Stanford: Home of Champions. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Amos Alonzo Stagg and Football at Chicago". 
  3. ^ Edwin Pope. Football's Greatest Coaches. p. 232. 
  4. ^ David M. Nelson. The Anatomy of a Game. p. 70. 
  5. ^ "Stagg's Men Victors". The Inter Ocean. December 26, 1894. p. 1. Retrieved April 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Chicago Won It". The San Francisco Call. December 26, 1894. p. 10. Retrieved April 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Stanford Defeats Stagg's Eleven". Chicago Tribune. December 30, 1894. p. 5.