1925 Saint Mary's Saints football team

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1925 Saint Mary's Saints football
Far Western champion
Conference Far Western Conference
1925 record 8–2 (3–0 FWC)
Head coach Slip Madigan (5th season)
Home stadium Ewing Field
California Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Saint Mary's (CA) $ 3 0 0     8 2 0
Nevada 3 1 0     4 3 1
Cal Aggies 2 2 0     5 3 0
Pacific (CA) 1 2 0     5 2 0
Fresno State 0 4 0     2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1925 Saint Mary's Saints football team was an American football team that represented Saint Mary's College of California during the 1925 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Slip Madigan, the Gaels compiled an 8–2 record (3–0 against conference opponents), won the inaugural Far Western Conference championship, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 313 to 72.[1]

Center Larry Bettencourt was selected by Norman E. Brown as a first-team player on the 1925 All-Pacific Coast football team;[2] he was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Other key players on the team included "Ducky" Grant (captain), Jimmy Underhill (halfback/end), Red Strader (fullback), Dutch Conlan (quarterback), Boyd "Cowboy" Smith (halfback), and Pat O'Rourke (end).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
October 3 Whittier*
W 45–6 [3]
October 10 at Cal Aggies Sacramento, CA W 32–13 [4]
October 17 at California* L 0–6 70,000 [5]
October 24 Nevada
  • Ewing Field
  • San Francisco
W 35–0 [6]
October 31 Southern Branch [UCLA]*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
W 28–0 [7]
November 7 at Multnomah Athletic Club* W 41–7 [8]
November 15 West Coast Army*
  • Ewing Field
  • San Francisco
W 52–7 [9]
November 26 Santa Clara*
  • Ewing Field
  • San Francisco
W 19–7 18,000 [10]
December 5 Fresno State
  • Ewing Field
  • San Francisco
W 61–14 [11]
December 12 at USC* L 0–12 25,000 [12]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Mary's Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "First of Norman Brown's Mythical 'All' Teams". The Journal News (Hamilton, Ohio). November 28, 1925. p. 27.
  3. ^ "St. Mary's Wins First Game, Defeating Whittier: Madigan Men Find Whittier Easy Opponent". Oakland Tribune. October 4, 1925. pp. 1D, 4D – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Grant Stars As St. Mary's Beat Aggies: Oakland Team Trails at Half by Score of 13 to 12; Play Fast in Last Period". Oakland Tribune. October 11, 1925. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Phil Ray (October 18, 1925). "70,000 See Bears Defeat Saints, 6 to 0: Red and Blue Beat Back Plunging Drives of California Team". Oakland Tribune. pp. 1D, 3D – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "St. Mary's Defeats University of Nevada by Score of 35 to 0". Oakland Tribune. October 25, 1925. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Carroll Peeke (November 1, 1925). "Grizzlies Lost To St. Mary's; Score 28 to 0; L.A. College Rallies To Keep Oaklanders From Scoring in Last Half". Oakland Tribune. pp. 1D, 4D – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Saints Defeat Multnomah by 41-to-7 Score". San Francisco Examiner. November 8, 1925. pp. Sports 1-2 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ George W. Clause (November 16, 1925). "St. Mary's and Olympic Gridders Win Games: Saints Have Easy Time in Beating Army". Oakland Tribune. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Harry M. Hayward (November 27, 1925). "St. Mary's Defeats Santa Clara, 19 to 7: Broncos Put Up Stubborn Resistance". San Francisco Examiner. p. Sports 1, 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ George W. Clause (December 6, 1925). "Fresno State Proves Unable To Halt Rush Of Saint Team: Valley Eleven Swamped by Largest Score Made in S.F. This Season; Final Count, 61 to 14". Oakland Tribune. pp. 1D, 4D – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ Paul Lowry (December 13, 1925). "U.S.C. Closes Season With St. Mary's Scalp: Trojans Win by 12-to-O Count". Los Angeles Times. p. 1a1, 1a2 – via Newspapers.com.