1893 Stanford football
1893 record8–0–1
Head coachPop Bliss
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The 1893 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1893 college football season. Led by C. D. "Pop" Bliss, Stanford was undefeated, with one tie against rival California.[1]

Season summaryEdit

The previous season, Stanford was coached by Walter Camp, who had agreed to coach the team on the condition that he complete coaching Yale's football season first.[2] For the 1893 season, Camp returned to the East Coast and Stanford hired C. D. "Pop" Bliss, who had played halfback for Camp's team at Yale and had just graduated.[2][3] Led by Bliss, Stanford dominated its opponents, outscoring them 284–17 with seven shutouts and only one blemish: a tie with rival California.[2]

This was Bliss's only season at Stanford; Camp returned to Stanford the next season and Bliss moved on to coach Haverford College.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
November 4 vs. Olympic AC Haight Street GroundsSan Francisco, CA W 46–0  
November 11 at Reliance AC San Jose, CA W 34–0  
November 18 at Olympic Club Haight Street Grounds • San Francisco, CA W 24–11  
November 30 vs. California Haight Street Grounds • San Francisco, CA (3rd Big Game) T 6–6  
December 16 vs. Reliance Club Haight Street Grounds • San Francisco, CA W 18–0  
December 25 at Tacoma AC Tacoma, WA W 48–0  
December 27 at Port Townsend AC Port Townsend, WA W 50–0  
December 29 at Washington Seattle, WA W 40–0  
January 1 at Multnomah AC Multnomah FieldPortland, OR W 18–0  


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