1911 Carlisle Indians football team

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1911 Carlisle Indians football
1911 Carlisle Indians FB team.jpg
Conference Independent
1911 record 11–1
Head coach Pop Warner (10th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Captain Sampson Bird
Seasons
← 1910
1912 →
1911 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington         7 0 0
Penn State         8 0 1
Notre Dame         6 0 2
Navy         6 0 3
Florida         5 0 1
Carlisle         11 1 0
Army         6 1 1
Dartmouth         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
North Carolina         6 1 1
Oregon Agricultural         5 2 0
North Carolina A&M         5 3 0
Idaho         4 3 0
Pittsburgh         4 3 1
Oregon         3 2 0
Montana         2 1 0
Maryland         4 4 2
Washington State         3 3 0

The 1911 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1911 college football season. The Indians were coached by Pop Warner in his 10th year as head coach, the team compiled a record of 11–1 , outscored opponents 298 to 49. The season included one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Against Harvard, Jim Thorpe scored all of the Indians' points in a shocking upset over the period powerhouse, 18–15, the only loss for Carlisle came at the hands of Syracuse the following week, 12–11.[1] Walter Camp selected Thorpe first-team All-American. One source claims Thorpe was "recognized as the greatest player of the year and a man whose kicking is likely to revolutionize the game."[2] College Football Hall of Fame members on the team include Thorpe, Gus Welch, and William "Lone Star" Dietz.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 23 Lebanon Valley Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 53–0  
September 27 Muhlenberg Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 32–0  
September 30 Dickinson Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 17–0  
October 7 Mount St. Mary's Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 46–5  
October 14 at Georgetown Georgetown Field • Washington, DC W 28–5  
October 21 at Pittsburgh Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA W 17–0  
October 28 at Lafayette Easton, PA W 19–0  
November 4 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 16–0  
November 11 at Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 18–15  
November 18 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 11–12  
November 25 at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, MD W 29–6  
November 30 at Brown Providence, RI W 12–6  

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Players[edit]

Alex Arcasa and Possum Powell.

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Height Weight Age
Joseph Bergie center 5'9" 168 19
Sampson Bird end
Elmer Busch guard Potter Valley, California 5'10" 186 21
William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz tackle
Henri end
Peter Jordan guard
Bill Newashe tackle Shawnee, Oklahoma
Hugh Wheelock end

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Height Weight Age
Alex Arcasa halfback 5'8" 156 20
Stancil "Possum" Powell fullback 5'10" 176
Jim Thorpe halfback Stroud, Oklahoma 6'1" 180
Gus Welch quarterback Spooner, Wisconsin 5'11" 152 20

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlisle Indian School Game by Game Results, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved March 12, 2009.
  2. ^ "The Year In Football". The Houston Post. December 31, 1911. p. 17. Retrieved April 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "1911 Carlisle Indian Schedule and Results". 
  4. ^ "Football Team – 1911-1912". 
  5. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=6mHXAAAAMAAJ&pg=PT65&lpg=PT65