1903 Detroit College Tigers football team

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1903 Detroit College Tigers football
Conference Independent
1903 record 3–4
Head coach W. Alfred Debo (1st season)
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →

The 1903 Detroit College Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Detroit College (renamed the University of Detroit in 1911) as an independent during the 1903 college football season. In its first season under head coach W. Alfred Debo, the team compiled a 3–4 record and were outscored its opponents by a combined total of 71 to 23. The team lost to the University of Michigan freshman team by a 45-0 score.[1]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 3Detroit Athletic ClubDetroitL 0–15[2]
October 10Michigan State Normal
  • Detroit Athletic Club field
  • Detroit
W 6–0[3]
October 17Michigan freshmen
  • Detroit Athletic Club grounds
  • Detroit
L 0–45[4]
October 29Polish Seminary
  • Detroit Athletic Club grounds
  • Detroit
W 5–0[5]
November 5Eastern High School
  • Detroit Athletic Club field
  • Detroit
L 5–6[6]
November 12at Michigan State NormalYpsilanti, MIL 0–5[7]
November 26Central High School
  • Detroit Athletic Club grounds
  • Detroit
W 12–0[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detroit Yearly Results (1900-1904)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Delta Eleven Beat College". Detroit Free Press. October 4, 1903. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "College Eleven Fast: Won Its First Game From Ypsi Normal". Detroit Free Press. October 11, 1903. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Too Cyclonic for College". Detroit Free Press. October 18, 1903. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Gave College Stiff Battle: Polish Seminary Made Collegians Hustle To Win". Detroit Free Press. October 30, 1903. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Eastern High Beat College". Detroit Free Press. November 6, 1903. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Detroit College Lost to Normals". Detroit Free Press. November 13, 1903. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "College and D.A.C. Victors: Two Important Games on Detroit Gridirons; Collegians Furnish Surprise by Besting the Prep. Champions". Detroit Free Press. November 27, 1903. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.