1928 Tempe State Bulldogs football team

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1928 Tempe State Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1928 record 3–2–1
Head coach Aaron McCreary (6th season)
Captain Wilbur "Skipper" Dick
Home stadium Irish Field
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The 1928 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 1928 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach Aaron McCreary, the Bulldogs compiled a 3–2–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 133 to 73.[1] The team captain was Wilbur "Skipper" Dick. The Bulldogs finished 2-1 at home and 1-1-1 on the road. Home games were played at Irish Field in Tempe, Arizona.

Game summaries[edit]

In the season opener at Irish Field, Tempe State delivered a 57-0 home shutout win over Gila College (later renamed Eastern Arizona College).[citation needed]

The Bulldogs ended in 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]

In their annual football rivalry game in Tucson, Tempe State suffered a 39-0 road shutout loss to Arizona.[citation needed]

The Bulldogs rebounded with a 19-6 home win against the Phoenix Indians in Tempe.[citation needed]

Tempe State Teacher's College dropped a 27-6 home game to Northern Arizona State Teachers College (later renamed Northern Arizona University).[citation needed]

The Bulldogs closed the season with an impressive 51-0 road shutout victory over Phoenix College.[citation needed]


Tempe State's roster included Loren "Kike" Allen, Oliver Anderson, Cleo Caywood, Wallace Caywood, Norman Clements, Ben Cole, Lattie Coor Jr., Farrell Dana, Jack DeClerco, Wilbur "Skipper" Dick, Cecil England, Dick Finley, Bill Griffith, Robert Harpham, Albert Huber, Adolph Kavzlarich, T. LeBaron, Tom McCarty, Cecil McCullar, Glen Moses, Horace Smitheran, Norris Steverson, Wilbur Sutter, Mercier Willard, and Ebes Williams.[1]


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