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1919 college football season

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Total # of teams  99
Number of bowls  1
1919 college football season
Champions  Harvard Crimson Illinois Fighting Illini Texas A&M Aggies

The 1919 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Centre, Harvard, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M as having been deemed national champions by major selectors Only Harvard, Illinois, and Texas A&M claim national championships for the 1919 season. Texas A&M began claiming the 1919 national championship in 2012.


Program changes

  • University of Washington football officially adopted the Sun Dodgers nickname.
  • State College of Washington (Washington State) football officially adopted the eponymous Cougars nickname.
  • Rose Bowl

    Harvard would defeat Oregon 7-6 in the 1920 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: Centre, 485
  • Player scoring most points: Ira Rodgers, West Virginia, 147
  • Total offense leader: George Gipp, Notre Dame, 1456
  • Passing yards leader: George Gipp, 727
  • Passing touchdowns leader: Ira Rodgers, 11
  • Receptions leader: Bernard Kirk, Notre Dame, 21
  • Receiving yards leader: Bernard Kirk, 372
  • References

    1919 college football season Wikipedia

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