1919 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1919 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1919 record3–4 (1–2 SWC)
Head coachJames B. Craig (1st season)
Home stadiumThe Hill
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
1919 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas A&M $ 4 0 0     10 0 0
Rice 3 1 0     8 1 0
Oklahoma 2 1 0     5 2 3
Texas 3 2 0     6 3 0
Arkansas 1 2 0     3 4 0
SMU 0 2 1     5 4 1
Oklahoma A&M 0 2 0     3 3 2
Baylor 0 3 1     5 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1919 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1919 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach James B. Craig, the Razorbacks compiled a 3–4 record (1–2 against SWC opponents),[1] finished in fifth place in the SWC,[2] and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 164 to 55.[3] After losing to Oklahoma by a 103–0 score in 1918, the Razorbacks defeated Oklahoma by a 7–6 score in Norman.

In August 1919, Arkansas hired James B. Craig, a former All-American halfback at Michigan, as the school's athletic director and football and baseball coach. Craig had recently returned from military service in France.[4][5] Under Craig's leadership, the Razorbacks football team suffered its first losing season since 1914. Craig served only one year, announcing his resignation in March 1920, effective at the end of the college year.[6]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 11Hendrix*W 7–0
October 18Missouri Mines*
  • The Hill
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 20–0
October 25vs. LSU*Shreveport, LA (rivalry)L 0–20
November 1Kendall*
  • The Hill
  • Fayetteville, AR
L 7–63
November 8at TexasL 7–35
November 15Oklahoma
  • The Hill
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 7–6
November 27at RiceL 7–40
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1919 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "1919 Southwest Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "University Director of Athletics Announced". Fayetteville Democrat. 1919-08-15.
  5. ^ At the time of the 1920 Census, James B. Craig and his wife, Ruth J. Craig, were residing in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He listed his occupation as athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  6. ^ "Mr. Craig Resigns From U. of A. Faculty". Fayetteville Democrat. 1920-03-24.