1921 Mississippi College Choctaws football team

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1921 Mississippi College Choctaws football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1921 record 7–2–1 (3–1–1 SIAA)
Head coach Stanley L. Robinson (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia + 6 0 1     7 2 1
Georgia Tech + 5 0 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt + 5 0 1     7 0 1
Tennessee 4 1 1     6 2 1
Florida 4 1 2     6 3 2
Mississippi College 3 1 1     7 2 1
Sewanee 4 2 0     6 2 0
LSU 2 1 1     6 1 1
South Carolina 2 1 1     5 1 2
Transylvania 2 1 0     4 4 0
Furman 4 2 1     7 2 1
Auburn 3 2 0     5 3 0
Tulane 3 3 0     4 6 0
Mississippi A&M 2 3 1     4 4 1
Alabama 2 4 2     5 4 2
Oglethorpe 2 4 0     5 4 0
Chattanooga 2 4 0     4 6 0
Kentucky 1 2 1     4 3 1
The Citadel 1 2 1     3 3 2
Ole Miss 1 4 0     3 6 0
Howard 1 4 0     3 6 0
Mercer 1 5 0     3 6 0
Louisville 0 1 0     2 2 1
Wofford 0 2 0     2 7 0
Georgetown (KY) 0 3 0     2 6 0
Millsaps 0 3 1     0 3 1
Clemson 0 4 2     1 6 2
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1921 Mississippi College Choctaws football team represented Mississippi College in the 1921 college football season. The team was led by Hall of Famer Goat Hale. "Ten other players are on Hale's teams, but they are there merely to conform with gridiron rules."[1] Hale scored 161 points and gained 2,160 yards as he was selected All-Southern.[2] The team's stadium is today named Robinson-Hale stadium, for coach Robinson and Goat Hale.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 Tulane Tulane Stadium • New Orleans W 14–0  
October 8 Louisiana College* W 68–0  
October 15 Mississippi A&M Jackson, Mississippi L 14–13  
October 22 Union (TN)* W 35–0  
October 29 Birmingham–Southern* W 27–6  
November 5 Ole Miss Vicksburg, Mississippi W 27–7  
November 12 Millsaps (Rivalry) W 56–0  
November 18 Florida Fleming Field • Gainesville, Florida T 7–7  
November 26 Spring Hill* Mobile, Alabama W 28–7  
December 3 Baylor* Dallas L 24–0  
*Non-conference game.
  • Schedule sources:[3]

Season summary[edit]

Tulane[edit]

Mississippi College at Tulane
1 234Total
Mississippi 0 1400 14
Tulane 0 000 0

Goat Hale nearly single-handedly defeated Tulane 14–0. Hale scored first on a 25-yard run around right end, and the second touchdown came on a run of 80 yards.[4] Soon after, he signed a large baseball contract.[5]

Birmingham–Southern[edit]

Hale made all four touchdowns in a 27–6 victory over Birmingham–Southern. The Panthers scored in the third quarter on a forward pass.[6]

Florida[edit]

Mississippi College at Florida
1 234Total
Mississippi 0 700 7
Florida 0 007 7
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Gainesville, Florida

The Choctaws battled coach William G. Kline's Florida Gators to a 7–7 tie.[7] Florida had the greater weight and Mississippi College the greater speed.[8]

Led by Hale, the Choctaws controlled the first half. In the middle of the fourth quarter, Florida led a comeback with a series of forward passes, scoring its touchdown.[9] Ark Newton had a 92-yard punt in this game.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cliff Wheatley (November 14, 1921). "Some Fine Battles Still on Boards". Atlanta Constitution. p. 8. Retrieved August 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "E. W. 'Goat' Hale". 
  3. ^ "1921 Mississippi College Choctaws". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. 
  4. ^ "Captain "Goat" Hale Wins For Miss. College". The Atlanta Constitution. October 2, 1921. p. 4. Retrieved June 8, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ ""Goat" Hale Signs Giant Contract". The Atlanta Constitution. October 4, 1921. p. 12. Retrieved June 8, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Mississippi College Trims Southern, 27-6". The Tennessean. October 30, 1921. p. 13. Retrieved June 8, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "'Goat' Hale Ties Florida". Atlanta Constitution. November 19, 1921. p. 10. Retrieved August 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "'Gators Will Lock Horns With Miss.. This Afternoon". November 18, 1921. 
  9. ^ "Florida University Shows Aerial Play". The Charlotte News. November 19, 1921. p. 3. Retrieved August 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  10. ^ "Gators Humble Origins In Its 107-Year History, Florida Football Has Tantalized More Than It Has Triumphed". Archived from the original on 2016-01-06.