1894 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1894 Vanderbilt Commodores football
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Conference Independent
1894 record 7–1
Head coach Henry Worth Thornton (1st season)
Captain W. J. Keller
Home stadium Dudley Field
Seasons
← 1893
1895 →
1894 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         16 0 0
Penn         12 0 0
Western Reserve         7 0 0
USC         1 0 0
Michigan         9 1 1
Vanderbilt         7 1 0
Harvard         11 2 0
Georgia         5 1 0
Princeton         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Chicago         14 7 1
Brown         10 5 0
Notre Dame         3 1 1
Alabama         3 1 0
Minnesota         3 1 0
Wisconsin         5 2 0
Beloit         6 3 0
North Carolina         6 3 0
Stanford         6 3 0
LSU         2 1 0
Oregon Agricultural         2 1 0
Cornell         6 4 1
Army         3 2 0
Amherst         7 5 0
Illinois         4 3 0
Trinity (CT)         4 3 0
Tufts         6 5 0
Washington Agricultural         1 1 0
Washington         1 1 1
California         0 1 2
Oregon         1 2 1
Utah         1 2 0
Lake Forest         3 4 0
Sewanee         3 4 0
Lafayette         5 6 0
Lehigh         5 9 0
Auburn         1 3 0
Williams         1 3 0
MIT         1 4 0
Northwestern         1 5 0
Georgia Tech         0 3 0
Wesleyan         0 5 0

The 1894 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1894 college football season was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team's head coach was Henry Thornton, who only coached one season in that capacity at Vanderbilt.

Recap of Season[edit]

The season started 2-1 and in the third game of the season against the Louisville Athletic Club when bad officiating call's against Vanderbilt lead to team captain W. J. Keller to pull his team off the field before the game was over in the second half and result in an 8-10 loss.

The game was away in Louisville with a crowd of over 500 persons. The Nashville American gave this report:

  • (Note at the time a touchdown was worth 4 points and the conversion was 2 points.)
  • The American added Coach Thornton's comments as:
  • The Louisville newspaper also revealed a letter to their newspaper as:

Vanderbilt went on to win the last 4 games to have a record of 7-1. This was the first meeting of rivals Vandy Ole Miss. Rivalry

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 6 at Memphis* Memphis, Tennessee W 64–0  
October 20 Centre Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 6–0  
October 27 at Louisville A. C. Louisville, Kentucky L 8–10  
November 4 Auburn Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 20–4  
November 10 Ole Miss Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 40–0  
November 21 Central (KY) Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee W 34–6  
November 24 at Cumberland Cumberland, Tennessee W 62–0  
November 29 Sewanee Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 12–0  
*Non-conference game.

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