1910 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1910 Pittsburgh Panthers football
University of Pittsburgh Football (1910 team photo).jpg
Co-national champion (NCF)
Conference Independent
1910 record 9–0
Head coach Joseph H. Thompson (3rd season)
Captain Tex Richards
Home stadium Forbes Field
Seasons
← 1909
1911 →
1910 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Pittsburgh         9 0 0
Washington         6 0 0
Navy         8 0 1
Notre Dame         4 1 1
Penn State         5 2 1
USC         7 0 1
North Carolina A&M         4 0 2
Florida         6 1 0
Oregon         4 1 0
Army         6 2 0
Virginia         6 2 0
Dartmouth         5 2 0
Idaho         4 2 0
Carlisle         8 6 0
Maryland         4 3 1
Montana         3 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         3 2 1
Washington State         2 3 0
North Carolina         3 6 0

The 1910 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1910 college football season. Pittsburgh shut out all nine of its opponents, outscored opponents by a combined score of 282 to 0, and finished with a perfect 9–0 record in their third year under head coach Joseph H. Thompson.[1]

The 1910 Pitt team has been recognized as a co-national champion by the National Championship Foundation. However, Pitt did not play games against any of the leading football teams in 1910, and Harvard is recognized as the consensus national champion for the season.[2]

Significant games played by Pitt during the 1910 season included victories over West Virginia (38–0), Washington & Jefferson (14-0), and Penn State (11–0).[1]

Two Pittsburgh players were recognized by at least one selector on the 1910 College Football All-America Team. They are: fullback Tex Richards (Pittsburgh Dispatch, 1st team); and center Ralph Galvin (Pittsburgh Dispatch, 1st team; Pittsburgh Leader, 1st team).[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1Ohio Northern
W 36–0[5]
October 8Westminster
  • D.C. & A.C. Park
  • Wilkinsburg, PA
W 18–0[6]
October 15WaynesburgW 42–0[7]
October 22Georgetown
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh
W 17–0[8]
October 29Ohio
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh
W 71–0[9]
November 5West Virginia (Backyard Brawl)
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh
W 38–0[10]
November 12Washington & Jefferson
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh
W 14–012,000[11]
November 19Carnegie Tech
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh
W 35–0[12]
November 24Penn State (rivalry)
  • Forbes Field
  • Pittsburgh
W 11–018,000[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1910 Pittsburgh Panthers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1911, p. 21.
  4. ^ The D.C. & A.C. Park was the home field of the Duquesne Country and Athletic Club, located in Pittsburgh.
  5. ^ "Ohio Northern Loses To Pitt's Fast Team". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 2, 1910. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Westminster Gives Pitt a Tough Battle". The Pittsburgh Press. October 9, 1910. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Waynesburg Is Outrushed By the Pitt Football Team". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 16, 1910. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Georgetown Is Outplayed By Pitt Football Team". The Pittsburgh Gazette Times. October 23, 1910. p. 3-3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Ohio University Is Swamped By Pitt". The Pittsburgh Gazette Times. October 30, 1910. p. 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "West Virginia Beaten By the Pitt Eleven By Big Score of 38 to 0". The Pittsburgh Gazette Times. November 6, 1910. p. 3-3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Pitt Wins the Annual Football Game From Wash-Jeff, 14 to 0". The Pittsburgh Gazette Times. November 13, 1910. p. 3-3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Joe Thompson's Team Defeats Tech: Tech Is Outplayed and Loses to Pitt". The Pittsburgh Gazette Times. November 20, 1910. p. 3-2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Pitt 11, State 0, Is Score: 18,000 Persons See Game Full of Thrills". The Pittsburgh Post. November 25, 1910. pp. 1, 9 – via Newspapers.com.