1925 Dartmouth Indians football team

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1925 Dartmouth Indians football
National champion (Dickinson, Davis)
Conference Independent
1925 record 8–0
Head coach Jesse Hawley (3rd season)
Home stadium Memorial Field
Uniform
20sdartmouthuniform.png
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 NCAA independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth         8 0 0
Pittsburgh         8 1 0
Army         7 2 0
Notre Dame         7 2 1
Navy         5 2 1
Penn State         4 4 1

The 1925 Dartmouth Indians football team represented Dartmouth College in the 1925 college football season. The team finished with an 8–0 record and was named as the 1925 national champion by the Dickinson System and Parke H. Davis.[1] They outscored their opponents 340 to 29.[2]

Oberlander passed for 14 touchdowns and ran for 12. Dartmouth defeated Harvard 32–9, its best victory to date over the Crimson.[3] In a 62–13 victory over Cornell, Oberlander had 477 yards in total offense, including six touchdown passes,[4] a Dartmouth record which still stands. He was responsible for some 500 yards of total offense.[5] Cornell coach Gil Dobie responded "We won the game 13–0, passing is not football."[6] The season closed with a 33–7 victory over defending Big Ten champion Chicago. Oberlander threw three touchdowns.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 26 Norwich* Memorial FieldHanover, NH W 59–0  
October 3 Hobart* Memorial Field • Hanover, NH W 34–0  
October 10 Vermont* Memorial Field • Hanover, NH W 50–0  
October 17 Maine* Memorial Field • Hanover, NH W 56–0  
October 24 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 32–9  
October 31 at Brown* Brown StadiumProvidence, RI W 14–0  
November 7 Cornell* Memorial Field • Hanover, NH W 62–13  
November 14 at Chicago* Old Stagg Field • Chicago, IL W 33–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

Line[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Josh Davis center
Carl Diehl guard
Charles Hardy tackle
Nathan Parker tackle Pennsylvania Bellevue H S
Herbert Rubin guard
George Tully end Orange, New Jersey East Orange HS 5'10 180

Backfield[edit]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Newman Horton halfback
Myles Lane halfback Melrose, Massachusetts Melrose HS 6'1" 185
Bob MacPhail quarterback
Andy Oberlander halfback Everett, Massachusetts Everett HS 6'0" 197

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ 1925 Dartmouth College football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "Football Games 1920s". dartmouth.edu. 
  4. ^ "Dartmouth Shoots Down Cornell, 62-13, with Aerials". Chicago Tribune. November 8, 1925. 
  5. ^ Bernie McCarty. "Oberlander's 500-yard game" (PDF). p. 17. 
  6. ^ "Evolution of the Game: The Introduction of the Forward Pass" (PDF). National Football Foundation's Football Letter. 3 (56): 30. October 2014. 
  7. ^ "How Swede it was: 1924 football". thedartmouth.com. 
  8. ^ Bill Ritt (December 26, 1931). "Great Grid Teams of the Past". The San Bernardino County Sun. p. 14. Retrieved October 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read