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1911 Carlisle Indians football team

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Conference  Independent
Head coach  Pop Warner (10th year)
Captain  Sampson Bird
1911 record  11–1
Offensive scheme  Single wing
1911 Carlisle Indians football team

The 1911 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1911 college football season. The Indians were coached by Pop Warner in his 10th year as head coach. The team compiled a record of 11–1 , outscored opponents 298 to 49. The season included one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Against Harvard, Jim Thorpe scored all of the Indians' points in a shocking upset over the period powerhouse, 18–15. The only loss for Carlisle came at the hands of Syracuse the following week, 12–11. Walter Camp selected Thorpe first-team All-American. One source claims Thorpe was "recognized as the greatest player of the year and a man whose kicking is likely to revolutionize the game." College Football Hall of Fame members on the team include Thorpe, Gus Welch, and William "Lone Star" Dietz.

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1911 Carlisle Indians football team Wikipedia


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