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1894 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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Conference  Independent
Captain  W. J. Keller
1894 record  7–1
Home stadium  Dudley Field
1894 Vanderbilt Commodores football team
Head coach  Henry Worth Thornton (1st year)

The 1894 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1894 college football season was a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team's head coach was Henry Thornton, who only coached one season in that capacity at Vanderbilt.

Recap of Season

The season started 2-1 and in the third game of the season against the Louisville Athletic Club when bad officiating call’s against Vanderbilt lead to team captain W. J. Keller to pull his team off the field before the game was over in the second half and result in an 8-10 loss.

The game was away in Louisville with a crowd of over 500 persons. The Nashville American gave this report:

  • (Note at the time a touchdown was worth 4 points and the conversion was 2 points.)
  • The American added Coach Thornton’s comments as:
  • The Louisville newspaper also revealed a letter to their newspaper as:
  • Vanderbilt went on to win the last 4 games to have a record of 7-1. This was the first meeting of rivals Vandy Ole Miss. Rivalry


    1894 Vanderbilt Commodores football team Wikipedia

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