1933 Duke Blue Devils football team

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1933 Duke Blue Devils football
SoCon champion
Conference Southern Conference
1933 record 9–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Wallace Wade
Assistant coach Ellis Hagler
Assistant coach Herschel Caldwell
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
1933 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke $ 4 0 0     9 1 0
South Carolina 3 0 0     6 3 1
North Carolina 2 1 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 1 1     2 7 1
Washington and Lee 1 1 1     4 4 2
Clemson 1 1 0     3 6 2
VPI 1 1 3     4 3 3
Virginia 1 3 1     2 6 2
Maryland 1 4 0     3 7 0
NC State 0 4 0     1 5 3
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1933 Duke Blue Devils football team represented the Duke Blue Devils of Duke University during the 1933 college football season. Hall of Famer Fred Crawford was a consensus All-American this year; the first from North Carolina.

Duke upset Robert Neyland's Tennessee Volunteers 10 to 2. It was Tennessee's first loss in over two and a half seasons.[1][2] It caused Neyland to say of Crawford: "He gave the finest exhibition of tackle play I have ever seen."[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 VMI Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina W 37–6  
October 7 Wake Forest* Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 22–0  
October 14 Tennessee* Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 10–2  
October 21 at Davidson* Davidson, North Carolina W 19–7  
October 28 at Kentucky* Stoll FieldLexington, Kentucky W 14–7  
November 4 Auburn* Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 13–7  
November 11 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, Maryland W 38–7  
November 18 North Carolina Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina (Rivalry) W 23–3  
November 25 North Carolina State Duke Stadium • Durham, North Carolina W 7–0  
December 2 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta L 0–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frederick A. "Fred" Crawford". 
  2. ^ Theresa Jensen Lacey (2002). Amazing North Carolina. p. 79. 
  3. ^ "Scouts Line Up Stars On Grid Fronts". The Evening Independent. October 25, 1933. 
  4. ^ "1933 Duke Blue Devils". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.