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1892 Stanford football
1892 record1–0–2
Head coachWalter Camp (1st season)
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The 1892 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1892 college football season and was coached by Walter Camp.[1]

Season summary

Stanford University opened in October 1891. The 1891 football team was hastily organized and played a four-game season beginning in January 1892 with no official head coach. Following the season, Stanford captain John Whittemore wrote to legendary Yale coach Walter Camp asking him to recommend a coach for Stanford. To Whittemore's surprise, Camp agreed to coach the team himself, on the condition that he finish the season at Yale first.[2]

As a result of Camp's late arrival, Stanford played just three official games, against San Francisco's Olympic Club and rival California. The team also played exhibition games against two Los Angeles area teams that Stanford does not include in official results.[1][3][4]

Camp returned to the East Coast following the season, then returned to coach Stanford in 1894 and 1895.


Date Opponent Site Result
vs. Olympic Club W 20–5  
vs. Olympic Club Haight Street Grounds • San Francisco, CA T 14–14  
December 17 vs. California Haight Street Grounds • San Francisco, CA (2nd Big Game) T 10–10  
December 26 at Los Angeles AC Athletic ParkLos Angeles, CA  74–0[5]  
December 28 at Chaffey Riverside, CA  68–0[5]  


  1. 1.0 1.1 Official results from "Stanford Football Media Guide". p. 142. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  2. Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  3. "Seventy-four to nothing". Los Angeles Herald. December 27, 1892. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  4. "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1892–1895". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Not included in Stanford's official records.