1918 Indiana Hoosiers football team

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1918 Indiana Hoosiers football
Indiana Hoosiers logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1918 record 2–2 (0–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Ewald O. Stiehm (3rd season)
Seasons
← 1917
1919 →
1918 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan + 2 0 0     5 0 0
Illinois + 4 0 0     5 2 0
Purdue + 1 0 0     3 3 0
Iowa 2 1 0     6 2 1
Minnesota 2 1 0     5 2 1
Northwestern 1 1 0     2 2 1
Wisconsin 1 2 0     3 3 0
Indiana 0 0 0     2 2 0
Ohio State 0 3 0     3 3 0
Chicago 0 5 0     4 6 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1918 Indiana Hoosiers football team was an American football team that represented Indiana University during the 1918 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third season under head coach Ewald O. Stiehm, the Hoosiers compiled a 2–2 record and played no games against Big Ten Conference teams.[1] No Indiana players received either All-American or All-Big Ten honors.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
October 5 Kentucky* Jordan Field • Bloomington, IN L 7–24   -
November 2 at Camp Taylor* Louisville, KY L 3–7   -
November 9 Camp Harrison* Jordan Field • Bloomington, IN W 41–0   -
November 16 DePauw Jordan Field • Bloomington, IN W 13–0   -
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

Game summaries[edit]

On October 5, 1918, Indiana's S.A.T.C. team lost to Kentucky, 24–7, in Bloomington, Indiana. Kentucky's coach, Andrew Gill, was an Indiana alumnus.[2]

Indiana's game against Wabash, scheduled for October 12, was cancelled due to the 1918 flu pandemic.[3]

On November 2, 1918, Indiana lost to Camp Taylor, 7–3, at Washington Park in Indianapolis. The Camp Taylor team was made up of former college stars who were then serving in the Army.[4]

On November 9, 1918, Indiana defeated the team from Fort Benjamin Harrison, 41–0,in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana allowed only two first downs in the game.[5]

On November 16, 1918, Indiana defeated DePauw, 13–0, before a crowd of 3,000 at Jordan Field in Bloomington, Indiana.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1918 Indiana Hoosiers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ D. C. Miller (October 6, 1918). "Indiana Loses To Kentucky State: Stiehm's Team Has No Punch in the Pinch". The Indianapolis Star. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Spanish Influenza Deals Western Universities Football Big Blow". Detroit Free Press. October 12, 1918. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Indiana Beaten by Taylor, But Plays Fiercely". The Indianapolis Star. November 3, 1918. p. 34 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Easy for Indiana: Crimson Men Tear Through Fort Ben for Big Count". The Indianapolis Star. November 10, 1918. pp. 2–3 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ D. C. Miller (November 17, 1918). "Indiana Throws Huge Surprise: DePauw Tigers Are Downed for First Time of Season, 13 to 0". The Indianapolis Star. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read