1925 Furman Purple Hurricane football team

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1925 Furman Purple Hurricane football
Furman Purple Hurricane football team (1925).jpg
South Carolina champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1925 record 7–3 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coach Billy Laval (11th season)
Home stadium Manly Field
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oglethorpe $ 8 1 0     8 3 0
Furman 3 1 0     7 3 0
The Citadel 4 2 0     6 4 0
Centre 2 1 0     3 6 0
Newberry 3 2 0     5 3 0
Howard (AL) 2 2 0     6 3 0
Chattanooga 2 2 0     4 4 0
Mercer 2 2 0     4 5 0
Loyola (LA) 1 1 0     2 7 0
Louisiana College 0 0 0     0 1 0
Millsaps 0 0 0     0 2 0
Presbyterian 2 4 0     3 6 0
Wofford 1 3 0     3 7 0
Mississippi College 1 3 0     2 6 1
Western Kentucky 0 1 0     3 5 1
Georgetown (KY) 0 1 0     0 3 0
Erskine 0 4 0     0 5 0
Louisville            
Transylvania            
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1925 Furman Purple Hurricane football team was an American football team that represented Furman University as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) during the 1925 college football season. In its 11th season under head coach Billy Laval, Furman compiled a 7–3 record (3–1 against SIAA opponents), finished in second place in the SIAA, was recognized as the South Carolina state champion, and outscored opponents by a total of 116 to 75.[1] The team played its home games at Manly Field in Greenville, South Carolina.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 26 Newberry
W 27–10 [2]
October 3 at Washington and Lee
W 20–15 [3]
October 10 The Citadel
  • Manly Field
  • Greenville, SC (rivalry)
W 7–0 [4]
October 17 vs. Georgia August, GA L 0–21 [5]
October 24 vs. Davidson Charlotte, NC W 7–0 [6]
October 31 Presbyterian
  • Manly Field
  • Greenville, SC
W 27–3 [7]
November 7 at Mercer
L 0–17 [8]
November 14 South Carolina
  • Manly Field
  • Greenville, SC
W 2–0 [9]
November 20 vs. Wake Forest
L 0–9 7,000 [10]
November 26 Clemson
  • Manly Field
  • Greenville, SC
W 26–0 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1925 Furman Paladins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Furman Takes First Game 27-10". The Morning News Review. September 27, 1925. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Furman Is Victor Over Generals". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). October 4, 1925. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Furman Defeats Citadel". The Index-Journal. October 11, 1925. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Georgia Romps To 21-0 Victory Over Furman". The Atlanta Constitution. October 18, 1925. p. 25 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Furman Wins Thrilling Game From Davidson 7-0". The Greenville News. October 25, 1925. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Furman Bowls Over Presbyterian College, 27-3". The Greenville News. November 1, 1925. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Mercer Wins, 17-0, From Furman". The Atlanta Constitution. November 8, 1925. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Purple Hurricane Outplays Carolina To Win, 2-0". The Greenville News. November 15, 1925. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Furman Is Defeated By Wake Forest 9-0". Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia). November 21, 1925. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Furman Captures Football Title". The Index-Journal. November 27, 1925. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.