1921 Lafayette football team

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1921 Lafayette football
Co-national champion (Boand, Davis)
Conference Independent
1921 record 9–0
Head coach Jock Sutherland (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
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1922 →

The 1921 Lafayette football team represented Lafayette College in the 1921 college football season. Lafayette shut out five of its nine opponents and finished with an undefeated 9–0 record in their third year under head coach and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Jock Sutherland. Significant games included victories over Pittsburgh (6–0), Penn (38–6), and Lehigh (28–6). The 1921 Lafayette team outscored its opponents by a combined total of 274 to 26.[1][2] Lafayette guard Frank Schwab was a consensus first-team selection on the 1921 College Football All-America Team.[3] The team also included fullback George Seasholtz, who went on to play in the National Football League.[4] The team was retroactively selected as a 1921 co-national champion by the Boand System and Parke H. Davis.[5]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 24 Muhlenberg Easton, PA W 48–0  
October 1 Pittsburgh Easton, PA W 6–0  
October 8 Dickinson Easton, PA W 27–0  
October 15 at Bucknell Lewisburg, PA W 20–7  
October 22 at Fordham New York, NY W 28–7  
October 29 Rutgers Easton, PA W 35–0  
November 5 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 38–6  
November 12 Delaware Easton, PA W 44–0  
November 19 at Lehigh Taylor StadiumBethlehem, PA (The Rivalry) W 28–6  


  1. ^ "1921 Lafayette Leopards Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lafayette Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "George Seasholtz". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.