1905 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1905 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
1905 record 8–3
Head coach Charles P. Hutchins (2nd season)
Captain David Tucker
Home stadium none
← 1904
1906 →

The 1905 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1905 college football season. The head coach was Charles P. Hutchins, coaching his second season with the Orangemen. Despite the name, Syracuse Orangemen wore blue and gold uniforms. This has caused confusion among new fans, and many fans believe a change in uniform color is in order. However, the blue and gold uniform was worn before the name. Originally, the Syracuse Orangemen were called The Syracuse Blueboys. During one of their games, students from the university poured orange paint onto the field during halftime. The students were reprimanded, but the paint stayed on the field. The prank became well-known by university students, and they nicknamed their team as the Syracuse Orangeboys. Unable to shake the nickname from their records, The Syracuse Blueboys changed their name to Syracuse Orangemen. [1]


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 Alfred Syracuse, NY W 52–0   1,500
September 27 Hobart Syracuse, NY W 24–0   1,200
September 30 Rochester Syracuse, NY W 16–0    
October 7 at Yale Yale FieldNew Haven, CT L 0–16    
October 14 at Hamilton Clinton, NY W 27–0    
October 21 Colgate Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 11–5   8,000
October 28 Lehigh Syracuse, NY W 17–0   3,000
November 4 at Brown Providence, RI L 0–27    
November 11 at Holy Cross Syracuse, NY W 16–4    
November 18 RPI Syracuse, NY W 62–0    
November 25 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY L 0–17    



  1. ^ "1905 Syracuse Orangemen Schedule and Results - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "2016 Syracuse Football Media Guide" (PDF). Syracuse University. Retrieved July 8, 2017.