1925 Duke Blue Devils football team

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1925 Duke Blue Devils football
Conference Independent
1925 record 4–5
Head coach James P. Herron (1st season)
Captain Fred Grigg
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Southern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Louisville         8 0 0
Georgetown         9 1 0
Texas Tech         6 1 2
Texas Mines         5 1 1
Wake Forest         6 2 1
Navy         5 2 1
William & Mary         6 4 0
Duke         4 5 0
East Tennessee         3 4 0
Middle Tennessee         3 4 2
Richmond         3 6 0
Loyola (MD)         2 6 0

The 1925 Duke Blue Devils football team was an American football team that represented Duke University as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its first season under head coach James P. Herron, the team compiled a 4–5 record and was outscored by a total of 142 to 58. Fred Grigg was the team captain.[1][2]

The university's benefactor, James Buchanan Duke, died on October 10, 1925,[3] the same day as a 41-0 loss to North Carolina.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
September 26 Guilford W 33–0
October 3 NC State
  • Hanes Field
  • Durham, NC
L 0–13 [4]
October 10 North Carolina
L 0–41 [5][6]
October 24 vs. William & Mary Norfolk, VA L 0–41 [7]
October 31 Richmond
  • Hanes Field
  • Durham, NC
W 10–0 [8]
November 7 Wake Forest
L 3–21 [9]
November 14 at Elon Elon, NC W 6–0
November 20 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 6–0 [10]
November 26 at Davidson Davidson, NC L 0–26 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1925 Duke Blue Devils Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Duke Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Duke University. 2016. p. 95. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "James B. Duke, Philanthropist, Is Dead". The Sunday Citizen. October 11, 1925. p. 1.
  4. ^ "State Turns Back Blue Devils". The Sunday Citizen. October 4, 1925. p. 40 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "U.N.C. Trounces Duke: Carolina Walks Away With the Methodists By Score of 41 to 0 In An Uninteresting Contest". The Sunday Citizen. October 11, 1925. p. 33.
  6. ^ "Tar Heels Vanquish the Blue Devils on Hanes Field". The Tar Heel. October 12, 1925. pp. 1, 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Indians' Passes Dazzle Duke and Win Out 35 to 0". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). October 25, 1925. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Blue Devils Break Losing Streak; Win From Richmond 10-0". The Sunday Citizen. November 1, 1925. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Wake Forest Wins: Blue Devils Stubborn Defense Battered Down by Wake Forest Demon Deacons; Score 23 to 3". The Sunday Citizen (Asheville, NC). November 8, 1923. p. 40 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Wofford Terriers Defeated by Duke". The Asheville Citizen. November 21, 1925. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Davidson Wildcats Bring Down Curtain Sweeping Duke Eleven Before Them for 26-0 Victory". The Asheville Citizen. November 27, 1925. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.