1925 Central Michigan Dragons football team

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1925 Central Michigan Dragons football
Conference Independent
1925 record 4–1–3
Head coach Lester Barnard (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →

The 1925 Central Michigan Dragons football team represented Central Michigan Normal School, later renamed Central Michigan University, as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In their second and final season under head coach Lester Barnard, the Central Michigan football team compiled a 4–1–3 record, shut out six of eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 93 to 20, the team's victories included games against Northern State Teachers (8-0), Valparaiso (41-0), and Detroit City College (18–6). It played three scoreless ties (Detroit frosh, Western State Teachers, and Albion), and its sole loss was to Alma College by a 14–0 score.[1][2]

After the 1925 season, Lester Barnard resigned as the team's head football coach and accepted a coaching position at Kalamazoo College, where his twin brother Chester was also a coach;[3] in his two years as head coach at Central Michigan, Barnard compiled a record of 11–2–3, and his teams shut out 12 of 16 opponents and outscored all opponents, 251 to 39.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
October 3 Carrollton Athletic Club W 29–0
October 17 at Alma L 0–14 [4]
October 24 at Northern State Teachers W 8–0
October 31 Detroit freshman
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
T 0–0 [5]
November 7 at Western State (rivalry) T 0–0 [6]
November 14 Valparaiso
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 41–0 [7]
November 21 Albion
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
T 0–0 [8]
November 26 at Detroit City College
W 18–6 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 108. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Central Normal Regains Parker: Former Coach to Replace Lester Barnard". Detroit Free Press. June 22, 1926. p. 18. 
  4. ^ "Central Normal Loses to Alma". Detroit Free Press. October 18, 1925. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "U. of D. Freshman In Scoreless Tie". Detroit Free Press. November 1, 1925. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Kazoo Normal Held To Tie". Detroit Free Press. November 8, 1925. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Central Normal Routs Valparaiso". Detroit Free Press. November 15, 1925. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Central Normal and Albion Draw". Detroit Free Press. November 22, 1925. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Passes Beat City's Eleven: Central Normal Makes Its Air Attack Count and Wins, 18-6". Detroit Free Press. November 27, 1925. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.