1926 Tempe State Bulldogs football team

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1926 Tempe State Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1926 record 4–1–1
Head coach Aaron McCreary (4th season)
Home stadium Normal Field
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The 1926 Tempe State Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Tempe State Teachers College (later renamed Arizona State University) as an independent during the 1926 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Aaron McCreary, the Bulldogs compiled a (4–1–1) record, and outscored their opponents 97-42. Tempe State's team captain was Ernest "Bally" Simpkins. The Bulldogs finished (3-0-1) at home and (1-1) on the road. All home games were played at Normal Field in Tempe, Arizona.

Season Summary[edit]

In the season opener, Tempe State Teacher's College delivered a 35-0 road shutout victory over the Sacaton Indians. During the rivalry matchup in Tucson, the Bulldogs suffered a 35-0 road loss to Arizona. In the home opener at Normal Field, TSTC beat Phoenix College 28-7. The Bulldogs recorded a 20-0 shutout home win against Gila JC. Tempe State Teacher's College earned a 14-0 shutout home victory over NAU. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 0-0 tie against the Phoenix Indians in Tempe.

Tempe State Teacher's College roster included: (Andy Anderson, Earl Anderson, James Barney, Hale Brumhall, Vergie Daniels, J.B. Easley, Al Freestone, Delbert Goodard, Bill Griffith, Genner Hatch, Wes Jones, Doyle Harbison, Merrill Hatch, Verling Marshall, Earl Pomeroy, Johnny Riggs, D.I. Rollins, Ernest "Bally" Simpkins, Bob Simpson, Joe Smith, Wilbur Sutter, Lawrence Terrell, Charles Thompson, & Bill Wallace).

Team Statistical Leaders & Awards[edit]


  • 2007 Arizona State Football Media Guide