1912 Carlisle Indians football team

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1912 Carlisle Indians football
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Conference Independent
1912 record 12–1–1
Head coach Pop Warner (11th season)
Captain Jim Thorpe
Seasons
← 1911
1913 →
1912 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn State         8 0 0
Notre Dame         7 0 0
Washington         6 0 0
Carlisle         12 1 1
Maryland         6 1 1
Dartmouth         7 2 0
Navy         6 3 0
Army         5 3 0
Montana         4 3 0
Idaho         2 2 0
Oregon Agricultural         3 4 0
Washington State         2 3 0
Oregon         2 5 0
Pittsburgh         3 6 0

The 1912 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1912 college football season. The Indians were coached by Pop Warner in his 11th year as head coach.. The team compiled a record of 12–1–1, outscored opponents 454 to 120, leading the nation in scoring.[1] It featured the Hall of Famers Jim Thorpe, Joe Guyon, and Gus Welch. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a halfback on the Army team defeated by Carlisle.

The 1912 season included many rule changes such as the 100-yard field and the 6-point touchdown. The first six-point touchdowns were registered in Carlisle's 50-7 win over Albright College on September 21.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 21 Albright Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 50–7  
September 25 Lebanon Valley Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 45–0  
September 28 Dickinson Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 32–0  
October 2 Villanova Harrisburg, PA W 17–0  
October 5 Washington & Jefferson Indian Field • Carlisle, PA T 0–0  
October 12 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 33–0  
October 19 at Pittsburgh Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA W 45–8  
October 26 at Georgetown Georgetown Field • Washington, D. C. W 34–20  
October 28 at Toronto All-Stars Toronto, ON W 49–7  
November 2 at Lehigh Bethlehem, PA W 34–14  
November 9 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY W 27–6  
November 16 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 26–34  
November 23 at Springfield (MA) Springfield, MA W 30–24  
November 30 at Brown Providence, RI W 32–0  

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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 20
Elmer Busch guard Potter Valley, California 5'10" 186 22
Pete Calac tackle Fallbrook, California 5'10 178 19
William Garlowe guard 5'7" 173
Joe Guyon tackle White Earth, Minnesota 5'10" 178
Roy Large end 5'8" 148 19
George Vetterneck end 5'6" 140

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Height Weight Age
Alex Arcasa halfback 5'8" 156 21
Stancil "Possum" Powell fullback 5'10" 176
Jim Thorpe halfback Stroud, Oklahoma 6'1" 180
Gus Welch quarterback Spooner, Wisconsin 5'11" 152 21

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