1905 Wabash Little Giants football team

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1905 Wabash Little Giants football
Conference Independent
1905 record 4–5
Head coach Francis M. Cayou (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1904
1906 →

The 1905 Wabash Little Giants football team represented Wabash College during the 1905 college football season.[1] Although the team ended the season with six wins and six losses, [2] the team managed one of its most impressive upsets when it defeated Notre Dame, 5–0, at South Bend. It proved to be the Fighting Irish's only home-field loss in 125 games between 1899 and 1928.[3][4] Notre Dame had originally considered the game a "practice game" and expected to win easily when the game was scheduled the previous year, but began to take the team more seriously as the 1905 season developed.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
Butler Crawfordsville, IN L 0–6  
September 23 Sheridan HS (IN) Crawfordsville, IN W 80–0[6]  
September 30 at Chicago Marshall FieldChicago, IL L 0–15[7]  
October 4 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL L 0–6[8]  
October 7 at Northwestern Northwestern FieldEvanston, IL L 0–5[9]  
October 14 at Purdue Stuart FieldWest Lafayette, IN L 0–12[10]  
October 21 at Notre Dame Cartier FieldSouth Bend, IN W 5–0[11]  
October 28 Earlham Crawfordsville, IN W 11–6  
November 4 Lake Forest Crawfordsville, IN W 53–0[12]  
November 11 Knox (IL) Crawfordsville, IN W 57–0[13]  
November 18 at Indiana Bloomington, IN L 0–40[14]  
November 25 DePauw Crawfordsville, IN W 52–0[15]  

table reference[1]

Roster[edit]

  • Shank, Right end
  • Knudsen, Right tackle
  • Hess, Right guard
  • Brown, Center
  • Sprow, Center
  • Sutherland, Left guard
  • Williams, Left tackle
  • Frurip, Left end
  • Miller, Quarterback
  • Myers, Right halfback
  • Harp, Left back
  • Spaulding, Left halfback and team captain[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1905 Wabash Little Giants Schedule and Results - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  3. ^ Notre Dame Game-by-Game Results Archived 2002-10-03 at the Wayback Machine., College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Sideline Chatter (PDF), College Football Historical Society Newsletter, vol. 20, no. 1, p. 1, November 2006.
  5. ^ "Notre Dame Respects the Wabash Eleven". The Indianapolis News. October 18, 1905. p. 10. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Avalanche Strikes Sheridan". The Indianapolis Star. September 24, 1905. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Maroons Win By 15 to 0". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 1, 1905. pp. 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Illinois Beats Wabash". The Muncie Morning Star. October 5, 1905. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Five Points for Purple: Northwestern Defeats Wabash by One Touchdown". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 8, 1905. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Boiler Makers Win First Big Contest: Purdue Defeats Wabash in Brilliant Game on Stuart Field by Score of 12 to 0". The Indianapolis Star. October 15, 1905. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Wabash Outplays Notre Dame". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 22, 1905. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Wabash Takes Easy Game". The Indianapolis Star. November 5, 1905. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Wabash Knocks Knox Silly". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 12, 1905. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Wabash Completely Routed By Indiana". The Indianapolis Star. November 19, 1905. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "De Pauw Snowed Under: Wabash Wins Game 52 to 0". The Indianapolis Star. November 26, 1905. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  16. ^ ""Little Giants," Wabash College, An Eleven Expected to Prove Sensation of Small Colleges of West". The Indianapolis News. September 23, 1905. p. 10. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Star Players of Wabash Football Team". The Star Press. October 22, 1905. p. 8. Retrieved July 9, 2017.