1922 Detroit Titans football team

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1922 Detroit Titans football
Conference Independent
1922 record 7–2–1
Head coach James F. Duffy (5th season)
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Seasons
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The 1922 Detroit Titans football team represented the University of Detroit as an independent during the 1922 college football season. In its fifth year under head coach James F. Duffy, Detroit compiled a 7–2–1 record and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 116 to 54. In addition to Duffy, the coaching staff included "Bingo" Brown (backfield coach), Pat Dwyer (line coach), and Harry Crowley (trainer).[1][2]

The team played its home games at the new University of Detroit Stadium, built in 1922 at Livernois Avenue and Six Mile Road,[3] the stadium was commonly known in 1922 as Dinan Field.[4][5][6][7][8]

Quarterback Arthur P. "Patsy" McKenna was the team captain.[9] Tackle Gus Sonnenberg, who went on to play eight seasons in the National Football League, was also a member of the team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 30 Wilmington W 7–0 5,000 [3]
October 7 Duquesne
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 34–0 [10]
October 14 Des Moines
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 9–6 [4]
October 21 Boston College
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 10–8 [5]
October 28 at Springfield L 0–6 [11]
November 4 Lombard
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
T 6–6 [6]
November 11 Haskell Indians
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 13–6 [7]
November 18 at Marquette Milwaukee L 3–6 [12]
November 25 Washington & Jefferson
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 20–9 [13]
November 30 Vermont
  • University of Detroit Stadium
  • Detroit
W 14–10 [14][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Detroit vs. Washington & Jefferson program, 1922, p. 20.
  2. ^ "Prospects of U. of D. Cause Duffy to Smile". Detroit Free Press. September 15, 1922. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ a b Sam Greene (October 1, 1922). "University of Detroit Takes Opening Football Game From Wilmington, 7–0". Detroit Free Press. pp. Sports 1, 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ a b Lloyd Northard (October 15, 1922). "University of Detroit Beats Des Moines in Hard Game". Detroit Free Press. pp. 21, 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ a b Lloyd Northard (October 22, 1922). "University of Detroit Humbles Boston College". Detroit Free Press. pp. 21, 25 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ a b Sam Greene (November 5, 1922). "Kicking Two Field Goals Each, U. of D. and Lombard Tie at 6 to 6". Detroit Free Press. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b Sam Greene (November 12, 1922). "University of Detroit Beats Haskell Indians in Good Game by 13 to 6 Score". Detroit Free Press. pp. 17, 19 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ a b Sam Greene (December 1, 1922). "Detailed Account of U. of D.'s Win". Detroit Free Press. pp. 18, 20 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ University of Detroit vs. Washington & Jefferson program, 1922, p. 21.
  10. ^ Dick Heath (October 8, 1922). "Duquesne Swamped by U. of D.; Score, 34–0". Detroit Free Press. pp. 17, 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ Sam Greene (October 29, 1922). "Springfield Humbles University of Detroit in Tight Contest, 6–0". Detroit Free Press. pp. 21, 26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ Sam Greene (November 19, 1922). "Marquette University Eleven Defeats Detroit 6 to 3 in Great Struggle". Detroit Free Press. pp. 21, 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ M. F. Drukenbrod (November 26, 1922). "Detroit Gains Unexpected Victory Over Washington and Jefferson, 20-9". Detroit Free Press. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ Lloyd Northard (December 1, 1922). "University of Detroit Beats Green Mountain Boys by Score of 14 to 10". Detroit Free Press. pp. 18, 20 – via Newspapers.com. 

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