1909 Kentucky State College Blue and White football team

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1909 Kentucky State College Blue and White football
Conference Independent
1909 record 9–1
Head coach Edwin Sweetland (1st season)
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The 1909 Kentucky State College Blue and White football team represented Kentucky State College—now known as the University of Kentucky—during the 1909 college football season. When the Kentucky team was welcomed home after the upset win over Illinois, Philip Carbusier said that they had "fought like wildcats", a nickname that stuck.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 25 Kentucky Wesleyan Lexington, KY W 18–0  
October 2 Berea Lexington, KY W 28–0  
October 9 at Illinois Urbana, IL W 6–2  
October 16 Tennessee Lexington, KY (Rivalry) W 17–0  
October at North Carolina A&M Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC L 6–15  
October 28 Rose Polytechnic Lexington, KY W 43–0  
November 3 at Georgetown (KY) Georgetown, KY W 22–6  
November 6 St. Mary's High Lexington, KY W 29–0  
November 13 Transylvania Lexington, KY (Rivalry) W 77–0  
November 19 Centre Lexington, KY (Rivalry) W 81–0  
*Non-conference game.



  1. ^ Michael Leo Donovan, Yankees to Fighting Irish : What's Behind Your Favorite Team's Name (Taylor Trade Publications, 2004), p107
  2. ^ "Kentucky Season Schedule - databaseFootball.com/NCAA". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.