1901 Columbia Lions football team

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1901 Columbia Lions football
Conference Independent
1901 record 8–5
Head coach George Sanford (3rd season)
Captain Chauncey L. Berrien
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
1901 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         12 0 0
Yale         11 1 1
California         9 0 1
Stetson         1 0 0
Cornell         11 1 0
Dartmouth         10 1 0
Massachusetts         9 1 0
Princeton         9 1 1
Notre Dame         8 1 1
Kentucky U.         7 1 1
Army         5 1 2
Connecticut         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Arizona         4 1 0
Washington Agricultural         4 1 0
Nebraska         7 2 0
Western U. of Penn         7 2 1
Lafayette         9 3 0
Utah         3 1 0
Penn         10 5 0
Gallaudet         4 2 2
William & Mary         2 1 1
Columbia         8 5 0
Baylor         5 3 0
Penn State         5 3 0
Ohio State         5 3 1
VMI         4 3 0
Washington         4 3 0
Navy         6 4 1
Stanford         3 2 2
Oklahoma         3 2 0
Drake         4 4 0
Detroit         3 3 0
Kansas State         3 4 1
Michigan Agricultural         3 4 1
Oregon         3 4 1
Carlisle         5 7 1
Montana         2 3 0
Oklahoma A&M         2 3 0
Villanova         2 3 0
Arkansas         3 5 0
Kansas         3 5 2
Furman         1 2 1
Texas A&M         1 4 0
Missouri         1 6 1
Maryland         1 7 0
Boston College         1 8 0
Florida Agricultural         0 1 0
Kendall         0 1 0
USC         0 1 0
Rhode Island         0 2 0
Rutgers         0 7 0

The 1901 Columbia Lions football team represented Columbia University in the 1901 college football season. They finished with a 8–5 record.[1] "In Weekes, Morley, and Berrien, Columbia has a trio that is equalled by no other college this year."[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 28 at Buffalo* Buffalo, New York L 0–5  
October 2 at Rutgers* Neilson Field • New Brunswick, New Jersey W 27–0  
October 5 Williams* W 5–0  
October 12 at Harvard* Soldiers Field • Cambridge, Massachusetts L 0–18  
October 19 Hamilton* W 12–0  
October 26 at Yale* Yale FieldNew Haven, Connecticut L 5–10  
October 30 Haverford* W 29–6  
November 2 Penn* W 11–0  
November 5 Georgetown* Polo GroundsNew York, New York W 18–0  
November 9 Syracuse* L 5–11  
November 16 Cornell* L 0–24  
November 22 at Navy* Worden FieldAnnapolis, Maryland W 6–5  
November 28 Carlisle* Polo Grounds • New York, New York W 40–12  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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Season summary[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Morley resigned as captain and Chauncey L. Berrien took his place.[4]

Week 1: at Buffalo[edit]

On the eve of the first game with Buffalo, the faculty announced a number of leading players were forbidden to play.[2]

Week 4: at Harvard[edit]

In "the first big football battle of the season," Columbia lost to Harvard 18 to 0. Captain Berrien had been prevented from playing by Columbia faculty.[2]

Week 6: at Yale[edit]

Columbia gave Yale one of its hardest games of the season in a 10 to 5 loss, holding the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half.[2]

Week 8: Penn[edit]

Columbia defeat Penn 10 to 0, its first victory over Penn since the school instituted a coaching system, and its second ever.[5]

Week 13: Carlisle[edit]

Carlisle at Columbia
1 2Total
Carlisle 0 12 12
Columbia 17 23 40

Columbia rolled up its largest score of the season, defeating the Carlisle Indians 40 to 12. It was 40 to 0 until the final five minutes.[6][7] Starring in the contest was Columbia's backfield of Bill Morley, Harold Weekes, Dick Smith, and Chauncey L. Berrien.

Postseason[edit]

In his review of the 1901 football season, Charles Edward Patterson wrote: "Morley, stocky, muscular, not to be denied his two yards help or no help (and three times two means six, or a first down, you know!) able to repeat indefinitely, the best interferer in present day football, a forty yard punter and a drop-kicker who can actually score."[8]

Players[edit]

Line[edit]

  • Edward Bright Bruce, tackle

Backfield[edit]

Morley, Weekes, and Berrien.
Player Position
Chauncey L. Berrien fullback
Bill Morley quarterback
Dick Smith halfback
Harold Weekes halfback

Subs[edit]

  • H. Van. Hoevenberg, quarterback

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1901 Columbia University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on September 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Football - The Season of 1901". Harper's Weekly. 45: 1062, 1086, 1134.
  3. ^ "1901 Columbia Lions Schedule and Results | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Football Captain Elected". Columbia Daily Spectator. 44 (47). April 12, 1901.
  5. ^ "Penn Football:Origins to 1901".
  6. ^ "Carlisle Indians Lose". San Francisco Call. 90 (182). November 29, 1901.
  7. ^ "Columbia, 40 - Carlisle 12". Columbia Daily Spectator. 45 (16). December 3, 1901.
  8. ^ "Review of the Football Season" (PDF). Outing. January 1902. p. 501.
  9. ^ Hammond, John E. (2009). "Village Life". Oyster Bay. Arcadia Publishing. p. 51.
  10. ^ "Team Statistics". Columbia Daily Spectator. 45 (16). December 3, 1901.