1909 Detroit College football team

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1909 Detroit College football
Conference Independent
1909 record 3–1–2
Head coach George A. Kelly (2nd season)
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The 1909 Detroit College football team was an American football team that represented Detroit College (later renamed the University of Detroit) as an independent during the 1909 college football season. In its second season under head coach George A. Kelly, the team compiled a 3–1–2 record and shut out four opponents, but was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 35 to 17. The team opened the season with a 27–0 loss to Michigan Agricultural (later renamed Michigan State University).[1]


Date Opponent Site Result Source
October 7 at Michigan Agricultural East Lansing, MI L 0–27 [2]
October 16 Olivet T 0–0 [3]
October 21 at Adrian Adrian, MI W 5–0 [4]
October 29 Hillsdale
  • Detroit Athletic Club
  • Detroit
W 3–0 [5]
November 4 at Findlay Findlay, OH T 0–0 [6]
November 13 Michigan State Normal
  • Detroit Athletic Club
  • Detroit
W 9–8 [7]