1925 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1925 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Independent
1925 record 8–1
Head coach Jock Sutherland (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth         8 0 0
Colgate         7 0 2
Fordham         9 1 0
Pittsburgh         8 1 0
Syracuse         8 1 1
Lafayette         7 1 1
Princeton         5 1 1
Holy Cross         8 2 0
Penn         7 2 0
Army         7 2 0
Boston College         6 2 0
Cornell         6 2 0
Massachusetts         6 2 0
NYU         6 2 1
Villanova         6 2 1
Washington & Jefferson         6 2 1
Carnegie Tech         5 2 1
Yale         5 2 1
Bucknell         7 3 1
Columbia         6 3 1
Geneva         6 3 0
Harvard         4 3 1
Brown         5 4 1
Penn State         4 4 1
CCNY         2 5 0
Rutgers         2 7 0
Drexel         1 7 0
Duquesne         0 7 0

The 1925 Pittsburgh Panthers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Pittsburgh as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its second season under head coach Jock Sutherland, the team compiled an 8–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 151 to 34.[1][2] This was the Panthers' first season at Pitt Stadium, and the team played eight of its nine games there.

Halfback Andy Gustafson scored the first touchdown at Pitt Stadium. He was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Tackle Ralph Chase was a consensus first-team player on the 1925 All-America team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 26 Washington and Lee W 26–0 20,000 [4]
October 3 Lafayette
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
L 9–20 30,000 [5]
October 10 West Virginia
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 15–7 [6]
October 17 Gettysburg
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 13–0 25,000 [7]
October 24 Carnegie Tech
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 12–0 40,000 [8]
October 31 Johns Hopkins
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 31–0 [9]
November 7 Washington & Jefferson
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA
W 6–0 30,000 [10]
November 14 at Penn W 14–0 54,000 [11]
November 26 Penn State
  • Pitt Stadium
  • Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry)
W 23–7 50,000 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Record Book Pitt Football 2005" (PDF). University of Pittsburgh. 2005. p. 163. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "1925 Pitt Panthers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. ^ Regis M. Welsh (September 27, 1925). "Pitt's New Athletic Home Initiated With Victory, 28-0: 20,000 Crowd Sees Wash-Lee Beaten In Stadium Inaugural". The Pittsburgh Post. p. III-2 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Pitt Is Crushed By Lafayette, 20 to 9". Pittsburgh Gazette Times. October 4, 1925. p. III-2 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Panthers Trim Mountaineers, 15 to 7". Pittsburgh Gazette-Times. October 11, 1925. p. III-4 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Panthers Beat Gettysburg by 13 to 0". The Pittsburgh Press. October 18, 1925. p. Sporting 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Max E. Hannum (October 25, 1925). "Pitt Beats Tech, 12-0". The Pittsburgh Press. p. Sporting 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Max E. Hannum (November 1, 1925). "Pitt Downs Johns Hopkins, 31-0". The Pittsburgh Press. p. Sporting 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Max E. Hannum (November 8, 1925). "Panthers Beat Wash-Jeff, 6-0". The Pittsburgh Press. p. Sporting 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Gordon Mackay (November 15, 1925). "Penn Bows To Pitt in Bitter Battle by 14-0: Red and Blue Team Crushed by Panthers Before 54,000 Fans". The Philadelphia Inquirer. pp. 1S, 5S – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Chester L. Smith (November 27, 1925). "Pitt Wins Over Penn State, 23 to 7". Pittsburgh Gazette-Times. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.