1905 Stanford football team

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1905 Stanford football
Conference Independent
1905 record 8–0
Head coach James F. Lanagan (3rd season)
Home stadium Stanford Field
Seasons
← 1904
1919 →
1905 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         10 0 0
Penn         12 0 1
Stanford         8 0 0
Kentucky U.         7 0 3
Stetson         4 0 1
Kansas         10 1 0
Navy         10 1 1
VPI         9 1 0
Colorado         8 1 0
Case         8 1 1
Dartmouth         7 1 2
Central Michigan         7 1 0
Swarthmore         7 1 0
Chattanooga         6 1 0
Western U. of Penn.         10 2 0
Nebraska         9 2 0
Princeton         8 2 0
Harvard         8 2 1
Oklahoma         7 2 0
Washington and Lee         7 2 0
Wesleyan         7 2 1
Washington & Jefferson         9 3 0
Penn State         8 3 0
Kansas State         6 2 0
Utah         6 2 0
Carlisle         10 4 0
Washburn         7 3 0
Oregon Agricultural         6 3 0
Iowa State         6 3 0
West Virginia         6 3 0
South Carolina         4 2 1
California         4 1 2
Arizona         4 2 0
Kentucky State         6 3 1
USC         6 3 1
Cornell         6 4 0
Maryland         6 4 0
Oregon         4 2 2
Washington         4 2 2
Missouri         5 4 0
Notre Dame         5 4 0
Virginia         5 4 0
North Carolina         4 3 1
Army         4 4 1
Michigan State Normal         4 4 0
TCU         4 4 0
Washington State         4 4 0
Connecticut         2 2 0
Wabash         4 5 0
Richmond         3 5 2
Montana         2 3 0
Geneva         4 6 0
Rutgers         3 6 0
Villanova         3 7 0
Delaware         3 4 1
William & Mary         2 4 1
The Citadel         2 3 1
VMI         2 5 1
Oklahoma A&M         1 3 2
Arkansas         2 6 0
Kendall         1 3 0
Baylor         1 6 0
Tempe         0 3 0

The 1905 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1905 college football season; in head coach James F. Lanagan's third season, Stanford went undefeated. The team played their home games at Stanford Field in Stanford, California.

The 1905 season marked the first meeting between Stanford and USC. Consequently, Stanford is USC's oldest existing rival.[1]

The Big Game between Stanford and Cal on November 11, 1905, was the first played at Stanford Field, with Stanford winning 12–5.[2]

Following the 1905 season, Stanford, responding like other American universities to concerns about the violence in football, dropped football in favor of rugby.[3][4] Despite having no knowledge of the sport, Lanagan was retained as the rugby coach, spending time in Vancouver, British Columbia, to study the sport,[2] and coached for three seasons.[2] He also served as Stanford's baseball coach from 1906 to 1907.[2][5]

Stanford would not play varsity football again until the 1919 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 23 St. Vincent Stanford, CA W 10–0[6]  
September 30 Willamette Stanford, CA W 12–0  
October 7 15th Infantry Stanford, CA W 51–0  
October 14 Oregon Stanford, CA W 10–4  
October 21 Nevada Stanford, CA W 21–0  
October 28 vs. Sherman Institute Fiesta Park[7]Los Angeles, CA W 6–4  
November 4 USC Stanford, CA (Rivalry) W 16–0  
November 11 California Stanford Field • Stanford, CA (15th Big Game) W 12–5  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USC Football Heads To Bay Area To Face No. 16 Stanford". USC Trojans. October 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 33, 36. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. 
  3. ^ "Many changes in rugby game". The Evening News (San Jose). September 14, 1906. 
  4. ^ Elliott, Orrin Leslie (1937). Stanford University - The First Twenty Five Years 1891-1925. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. pp. 231–233. ISBN 9781406771411. 
  5. ^ "James F. Lanagan". New York Times. August 8, 1937. 
  6. ^ Results from "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 142. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Stanford 6, Indians 4". The Daily Palo Alto. October 30, 1905. Retrieved October 6, 2014.