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1915 college football season

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Start date  1915
Number of bowls  1
Total # of teams  86
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Champions  Cornell Big Red football, Pittsburgh Panthers football
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The 1915 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Cornell, Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh as having been selected national champions. Only Cornell and Pittsburgh claim national championships for the 1915 season.


Conference establishments

  • The Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, later known as the Southwest Conference, began its first season of play in 1915. The league had eight founding members in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, now a Division III conference, began football play in 1915.
  • Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl was played for the first time since its inception on January 1, 1902, following the 1901 season. Washington State would defeat Brown 14-0. The game has been played annually ever since.

    Conference standings

    The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:


    The consensus All-America team included:

    Statistical leaders

  • Team scoring most points: Vanderbilt, 514 to 38.
  • Player scoring most points: Jerry DaPrato, Michigan Agricultural, 185
  • Player scoring most touchdowns: Jerry DaPrato, Michigan Agricultural, 34
  • Player scoring most goals after touchdown: F. Parke Geyer, Oklahoma, 56
  • Player scoring most field goals: William T. Van de Graaff, Alabama, 11
  • Longest punt: Fritz Shiverick, Cornell, 86 yards, inclusive of roll of ball
  • Longest run from kickoff: John Barrett, Washington & Lee, 101 yards
  • Longest punt return: James DeHart, Pittsburgh, 105 yards
  • Longest run from scrimmage: Dave Tayloe, North Carolina, and John R. Georgetown, 90 yards each
  • References

    1915 college football season Wikipedia

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