1927 Tempe State Bulldogs football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1927 Tempe State Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1927 record 2–3–1
Head coach Aaron McCreary (5th season)
Captain Bill Griffith
Home stadium Irish Field
← 1926
1928 →

The 1927 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 1927 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Aaron McCreary, the Bulldogs compiled a 2–3–1 record, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 63 to 50.[1] The team captain was Bill Griffith. The Bulldogs finished 1–0 at home and 1–3–1 on the road. Home games were played at Irish Field in Tempe, Arizona.

Game summaries[edit]

In the season opener, Tempe State suffered a 25–3 road loss against Loyola Marymount. It was the first meeting between the two football programs.[citation needed]

The Bulldogs dropped a 6–0 road shutout at the Phoenix Indians.[citation needed]

Tempe State lost a 19–0 shutout on the road at Northern Arizona State Teachers College (later renamed Northern Arizona University).[citation needed]

The Bulldogs earned their first win of the season with a 14–0 road shutout victory against Gila College (later renamed Eastern Arizona College).[citation needed]

In their home opener at Irish Field, Tempe State delivered an impressive 46–0 shutout win over Phoenix College. Tommy McCarty recorded an 80-yard punt return for Tempe State.[citation needed]

The Bulldogs closed the season with a 0–0 tie against College of Mines and Metallurgy of the University of Texas (later renamed University of Texas at El Paso) on the road.[citation needed]


Tempe State's roster included Loren "Kike" Allen, James Barney, Wallace Caywood, Farrell Dana, Wilbur "Skipper" Dick, Russell "Runt" Goddard, Johnny Goodwin, Ed Grasmoen, Bill Griffith, Harry Guthrie, Tommy McCarty, Bob Mullen, Johnny Riggs, Bob Simpson, Wilbur Sutter, Lawrence Terrell, Charles Thompson, and Mercier Willard.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Arizona State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Arizona State University. 2007. p. 180. Retrieved August 31, 2017.