1926 Haskell Fighting Indians football team

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1926 Haskell Fighting Indians football
Conference Independent
1926 record 12–0–1
Head coach Dick Hanley (5th season)
Home stadium Haskell Stadium
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The 1926 Haskell Indian Nations Fighting Indians football team represented the Haskell Institute—now known as Haskell Indian Nations University— during the 1926 college football season. The team led the nation with 558 points, and Mayes McLain posted a record 38 touchdowns. Prior to the Rose Bowl, they had a scrimmage with Stanford and won.[1]

McLain opened the 1926 season with two touchdowns in a 65–0 victory over Drury College and followed the next week with eight touchdowns and seven extra point kicks in a 57–0 rout of Wichita. After scoring 55 points against Wichita, The Wichita Eagle wrote, "McLain put up the most astonishing exhibition of football ever seen in Wichita."[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 18 Drury W 65–0  
September 25 at Fairmount Wichita KS W 57–0  
October 1 Still Osteopath Lawrence, KS W 55–0  
October 9 Morningside Lawrence, KS W 38–0  
October 16 at Dayton Dayton, OH W 30–14  
October 21 Jackson Lawrence, KS W 95–0  
October 30 Bucknell Haskell Stadium • Lawrence, KS W 36–0  
November 6 Loyola W 27–7  
November 13 at Boston College Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA T 21–21  
November 20 at Michigan State College FieldEast Lansing, MI W 40–7  
November 25 at St. Xavier Cincinnati, OH W 27–0  
December 4 at Tulsa Tulsa, OK W 27–7  
December 18 vs. Hawaii All Stars Kezar StadiumSan Francisco, CA W 40–7  



  1. ^ "Shaping College Football". google.com. 
  2. ^ Ray Schmidt. "Prince of the Prairies" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. 
  3. ^ http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv02/CFHSNv02n3c.pdf