1923 Rutgers Queensmen football team

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1923 Rutgers Queensmen football
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1923 record7–1–1
Head coachGeorge "Sandy" Sanford (11th season)
Home stadiumNeilson Field
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The 1923 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1923 college football season. In their 11th season under head coach George "Sandy" Sanford, the Queensmen compiled a 7–1–1 record and outscored their opponents, 260 to 36. The team shut out six of nine opponents, including victories over Villanova (44–0), Richmond (56–0), Boston University (61–0), and Fordham (42–0), but lost to West Virginia (7–27).[1][2] At the end of the 1923 season, coach Sanford surprised the football world by retiring from the game at age 53.[3] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.[4]


  1. ^ "1923 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  2. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1920–1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  3. ^ John B. Foster. "Retirement of Sanford Stirs Gridiron World: Rutgers Mentor Through With Grid Game". The Des Moines Register. p. 5.
  4. ^ "George "Sandy" Sanford". National Football Foundation. Retrieved June 14, 2016.