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1916 college football season

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Total # of teams  91
Champions  Pittsburgh Panthers
Number of bowls  1
1916 college football season

The 1916 NCAA football season had no very clear cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Army and Pittsburgh as national champions. Parke H. Davis listed Colgate as national champion. Only Pittsburgh claims a national championship for the 1916 season. Georgetown led the nation in scoring with 464 points.


Conference changes

  • Two conferences began play in 1916:
  • Pacific Coast Conference – a precursor to the modern Pac-12 Conference; four founding members from California, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Nebraska Intercollegiate Conference – an NAIA conference active through the 1976 season
  • One conference played its final season in 1916:
  • Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Association – active since the 1914 season; several members subsequently joined the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, an active NAIA conference now known as the River States Conference
  • Large scores

    Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland 222 to 0. Sewanee also beat Cumberland 107 to 0.

    Rose Bowl

    Oregon defeated Penn 14–0 in the 1917 Rose Bowl.

    Conference standings

    The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:


    The consensus All-America team included:

    Statistical leaders

  • Team scoring most points: Georgetown, 464 to 32. (including mid majors, Tulsa 566 to 40)
  • Player scoring most points: Johnny Gilroy, Georgetown, 160
  • References

    1916 college football season Wikipedia

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