1924 Big Ten Conference football season
|1924 Big Ten Conference football season|
|Number of teams||10|
|Season MVP||Red Grange|
|1924 Big Ten football standings|
The 1924 Big Ten Conference football season was the 29th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference (also known as the Western Conference) and was a part of the 1924 college football season.
The Big Ten Conference champion for 1924 was Chicago which, in Amos Alonzo Stagg's 33rd year as head coach, compiled a 4–1–3 record (3–0–3 against Big Ten opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 88 to 40. Notable players on the 1924 Chicago team included guard Joe Pondelik and tackle Frank Gowdy. Pondelik was a consensus first-team All-American in 1924. Gowdy was selected as a first-team All-American by several selectors, including Football World, Liberty magazine, and All-Sports Magazine.
Results and team statistics
|Conf. Rank||Team||Head coach||Overall record||Conf. record||PPG||PAG|
|1||Chicago||Amos A. Stagg||4–1–3||3–0–3||11.0||5.0|
|2 (tie)||Illinois||Robert Zuppke||6–1–1||3–1–1||25.5||8.9|
|2 (tie)||Iowa||Burt Ingwersen||6–1–1||3–1–1||13.3||6.3|
|4||Michigan||Fielding H. Yost||6–2||4–2||19.4||6.8|
|6||Minnesota||William H. Spaulding||3-3-2||1-2-1||8.5||7.9|
|7||Ohio State||John Wilce||2–3–3||1–3–2||5.0||5.6|
|8 (tie)||Indiana||Bill Ingram||4–4||1–3||18.4||12.5|
|8 (tie)||Northwestern||Glenn Thistlethwaite||4–4||1–3||13.6||8.3|
|10||Wisconsin||John J. Ryan||2–3–3||0–2–2||8.3||11.8|
No Big Ten teams participated in any bowl games during the 1924 season.
All-Big Ten players
Thirteen players received first-team honors on the 1924 All-Big Ten Conference football team from at least three of the following eight selectors: Billy Evans (BE), Bill Ingram (BI), Indiana head football coach, Daily Illini (DI), Hank Casserly (HC), sporting editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, The Indianapolis News (IN) Larry Dailey (LD), and Walter Eckersall (WE).
- Cookie Cunningham, end, Ohio State (BE, BI, DI, IN, LD)
- Lowell Otte, end, Iowa (BE, BI, HC, IN, WE)
- Franklin Gowdy, tackle, Chicago (BE, BI, DI, IN, LD, WE)
- John W. Hancock, tackle, Iowa (BE, HC, IN, LD)
- Ted Cox, tackle, Minnesota (BI, WE, DI, HC)
- Joe Pondelik, guard, Chicago (BE, BI, DI, HC, IN, LD, WE)
- George Abramson, guard, Minnesota (DI, IN, LD, WE)
- Edward Slaughter, guard, Michigan (BE, BI, HC)
- Ralph Claypool, center, Purdue (IN, DI, LD, WE)
- Leland Parkin, quarterback, Iowa (BE, BI, HC, IN, LD, WE)
- Ralph Baker, halfback, Northwestern (BE, DI, HC, IN, LD, WE)
- Red Grange, halfback, Illinois (BE, BI, DI, HC, IN, LD, WE)
- Cully Lidberg, fullback, Minnesota (BE, HC, LD)
Two Big Ten players were consensus first-team picks on the 1924 College Football All-America Team. They were:
- "1924 Chicago Maroons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 1156
- "Lawson Named For Post On All-American". Oakland Tribune. 1924-12-07.
- "1924 Big Ten Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
- "Billy Evans' All-Western Conference Selections". The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan). December 1, 1924. p. 5.
- "Ingram Names Two Hawks On All-Conference". Iowa City Press-Citizen. November 25, 1924. p. 11.
- "Illinois Student Paper Picks All Conference Team". The Journal News (Hamilton, Ohio). December 1, 1924. p. 34.
- "Sports Writers Pick Stars of Big Ten Season: Capital Times Dopester Fails to Name Single Badger on First Squad". The Post-Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin). November 26, 1924. p. 17.
- W. F. Fox, Jr. (November 29, 1924). "The News' All Conference Selections, 1924". The Indianapolis News. p. 16.
- Larry Dailey (November 30, 1924). "Grange Only Illini on Dailey's All-Conference Eleven". Decatur Herald. p. 26.
- "Eckie Selects Big 10 Honor Grid Teams". Chicago Tribune. November 30, 1924.