1916 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1916 Oregon Webfoots football
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 14–0 vs. Penn
Conference Pacific Coast Conference
1916 record 7–0–1 (2–0–1 PCC)
Head coach Hugo Bezdek (5th season)
Captain John Beckett
Home stadium Kincaid Field
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington $ 3 0 1     6 0 1
Oregon^ 2 0 1     7 0 1
Oregon Agricultural 0 2 0     4 5 0
California 0 3 0     6 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ Selected as Rose Bowl representative

The 1916 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon in the 1916 college football season. It was the Webfoots' 24th overall and first season as a member of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC). The team was led by head coach Hugo Bezdek, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Kincaid Field in Eugene and at Multnomah Field in Portland.

Oregon finished the season with a record of seven wins, zero losses and one tie (7–0–1 overall, 2–0–1 in the PCC) and with a victory over Penn in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 7 Willamette* Kincaid FieldEugene, Oregon [1] W 97–0    
October 14 Multnomah A.C.* Kincaid Field • Eugene, Oregon [2][3] W 28–0    
October 21 at California California FieldBerkeley, California [4][5] W 39–14   10,000
November 4 Washingtondagger Kincaid Field • Eugene, Oregon [6][7][8] (Rivalry) T   0–0   10,000
November 11 vs. Washington State* Multnomah FieldPortland, Oregon [9][10][11] W 12–3     8,000
November 25 at Oregon Agricultural Bell FieldCorvallis, Oregon [12][13] (Rivalry) W 27–0     3,000
November 30 at Multnomah A.C.* Multnomah Field • Portland, Oregon [14][15] (Thanksgiving) W 27–0    
January 1, 1917 vs. Penn* Tournament ParkPasadena, California [16] (Rose Bowl) W 14–0   27,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Game summaries[edit]

Willamette[edit]

Willamette at Oregon – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Willamette 0 0 000
Oregon 20 28 212897

at Kincaid Field • Eugene, Oregon

  • Date: Saturday, October 7th, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: Sam Dolan • Umpire: Bill Schmitt • Linesman: Dean Walker
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

In their first game of the season the Webfoots defeated the Willamette Methodists by a massive margin of 97–0.

Multnomah Athletic Club[edit]

Multnomah Athletic Club at Oregon – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Multnomah Athletic Club 0 0 000
Oregon 0 14 7728

at Kincaid Field • Eugene, Oregon

  • Date: Saturday, October 14th, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: Sam Dolan • Umpire: Bill Schmitt • Linesman: Clyde Johnson
Game information
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter

In their second game of the season the Webfoots defeated the Multnomah Athletic Club 28–0, recording their second shutout in as many games.

California[edit]

Oregon at California – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Oregon 13 7 13639
California 7 0 0714

at California FieldBerkeley, California

  • Date: Saturday, October 21st, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 10,000
  • Referee: Referee: Sam Dolan • Umpire: Braddock • Linesman: Adams
Game information
First Quarter
  • CAL – Wells 5-yard run (Montgomery Kick)
  • ORE – Johnny Parsons 1-yard run (Hollis Huntington Kick)
  • ORE – Shy Huntington 1-yard run (PAT Missed)
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
  • ORE – H. Huntington 1-yard run (S. Huntington Kick)
  • ORE – Parsons 20-yard run (PAT Missed)
Fourth Quarter
  • ORE – Beckett 1-yard run (PAT Missed)
  • CAL – Sharpe 1-yard run (Montgomery Kick)

In their first conference game of the season the Webfoots defeated the California Golden Bears 39–14, allowing their only two touchdowns of the season during the game.

Washington[edit]

Washington at Oregon – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Washington 0 0 000
Oregon 0 0 000

at Kincaid Field • Eugene, Oregon

  • Date: Saturday, November 4th, 1916
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather: Heavy Rain
  • Game attendance: 10,000

In their first home conference game of the season the Webfoots tied with the Washington Huskies while playing in a heavy downpour that muddied the field.

Washington State[edit]

Oregon Agricultural – 21st Civil War[edit]

Multnomah Athletic Club[edit]

Penn – 3rd Rose Bowl[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football results". Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 7, 1916. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "Football results". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 14, 1916. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Oregon drubs Multnomah". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 15, 1916. p. 1, part 3. 
  4. ^ "California is outclassed by Oregon eleven". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 21, 1916. p. 1. 
  5. ^ "Oregon wins from California". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 22, 1916. p. 1, part 3. 
  6. ^ "Pigskin warriors to play in rain". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 4, 1916. p. 12. 
  7. ^ "Final -- Oregon, 0; Washington, 0". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. November 4, 1916. p. 1. 
  8. ^ Varnell, George M. (November 6, 1916). "Fumbles feature game at Eugene". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. (game referee). p. 18. 
  9. ^ Varnell, George M. (November 11, 1916). "Parson's decision made before last week's game". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. p. 10. 
  10. ^ "Huntington's kick puts U. of O. team in lead". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. November 11, 1916. p. 1. 
  11. ^ Varnell, George M. (November 13, 1916). "Pullman defense its Achilles heel". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. (game referee). p. 14. 
  12. ^ "Oregon leading Aggies in game at Corvallis". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. November 25, 1916. p. 1. 
  13. ^ "Oregon defeats O.A.C. grid team". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 26, 1916. p. 2, part 3. 
  14. ^ "Oregon eleven wins from Club eleven". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. December 1, 1916. p. 2. 
  15. ^ "Oregon U. trims Multnomah club". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. December 1, 1916. p. 16. 
  16. ^ "Oregon eleven wins, score 14 to 0". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. January 1, 1917. p. 1.