1926 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1926 Miami Hurricanes football
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Conference Independent
1926 record 8–0
Head coach Cub Buck (1st season)
Seasons
1927 →

The 1926 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1926 college football season. The team was only a freshman team, but was the first to play football for the university.[1] Before competition took place, plans for a 50,000 seat stadium were proposed by university president Dr. Bowman Ashe. Work began on a temporary, 8,000-seat structure when on September 17, 1926 a hurricane destroyed much of South Florida, killing more than 130 people, and removing any plans of a football stadium.[2] This postponed the season, and gave the team its nickname of "Hurricanes."[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 30 Rollins W 7–0  
November 6 Florida Southern W 12–0  
November 13 Mercer W 22–6  
November 20 Stetson W 20–0  
November 25 Havana W 23–0  
November 27 Loyola W 6–0  
December 24 at Havana Havana, Cuba W 23–0  
January 1 Howard W 9–7  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1926 ~ The Miami Hurricanes' First Season".
  2. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mifl/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/fb-09-mg-pdf-7.pdf
  3. ^ "Welcome to miami-hurricanes.com - History of the Hurricanes".
  4. ^ "Hurricanes Football: Year-by-Year Results". Hurricanesports.com.