1922 Centre Praying Colonels football team

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1922 Centre Praying Colonels football
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Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1922 record 8–2–0 (1–0 SIAA)
Head coach Charley Moran
Offensive scheme Single wing
Home stadium Cheek Field
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1921
1923 →
1922 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman $ 3 0 0     8 3 0
Vanderbilt* 2 0 0     8 0 1
Presbyterian 2 0 0     6 2 1
Mississippi College 2 0 0     6 3 0
Centre 1 0 0     8 2 0
Georgetown (KY) 1 0 0     1 1 0
Chattanooga 3 1 0     6 2 1
Western Kentucky 1 1 0     9 1 0
Sewanee 1 1 0     3 4 1
Millsaps 1 1 0     1 1 0
Mercer 1 2 0     4 6 0
Transylvania 0 1 0     0 1 0
The Citadel 0 2 0     3 5 0
Howard (AL) 0 2 0     2 6 2
Louisville 0 2 0     2 7 0
Wofford 0 2 0     2 7 0
Oglethorpe 0 4 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – co-member of SoCon

The 1922 Centre Praying Colonels football team represented Centre College in the 1922 college football season. The Praying Colonels scored 296 points while allowing 52 points and finished 8–2–0,[1][2] the season featured handing V. P. I its only loss of the season,[3] and a big upset in the South when the Colonels lost to the Auburn Tigers.

James "Red" Roberts (at both end and tackle), Ed Kubale (center) and Herb Covington (quarterback) were named to the 1922 College Football All-America Team.[4]

Before the season[edit]

McMillin, Armstrong, James, Murphy, and Cregor graduated.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23 Carson-Newman* Danville, KY W 72–0   -
September 30 at Clemson* Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 21–0   -
October 7 Ole Miss* Danville, KY W 55–0   -
October 14 at VPI* Mayo Island Park[5]Richmond, VA W 10–6   12,500[5]
October 21 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 10–24   -
October 28 Louisville Danville, KY W 32–7   -
November 4 at Kentucky* Lexington, KY W 27–3   -
November 11 Washington & Lee* Louisville, KY W 27–6   -
November 18 at Auburn* Birmingham, AL L 0–6   -
November 30 South Carolina* Danville, KY W 42–0   -
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1922 Centre College football scores Archived 2000-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b John Y. Brown, The Legend of the Praying Colonels, J. Marvin Gray & Associates, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky
  3. ^ "Gobblers Excel Centre Every Way, Except In Score". Richmond Times-Dispatch. October 15, 1922. 
  4. ^ W. C. Alcock (February 21, 1940). "Sport Scope". The Advocate-Messenger. p. 2. Retrieved May 27, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b "Prayin' Colonels Defeat Tech in Last Period Spurt After Being Played Off Their Feet". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. October 15, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ 1923 Centre College football scores Archived 2000-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.