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1902 Columbia Lions football
Conference Independent
1902 record 6–4–1
Head coach Bill Morley (1st year)
Home stadium Polo Grounds
Seasons
« 1901 1903 »

The 1902 Columbia Lions football team was an American football team that represented Columbia University as an independent during the 1902 college football season. In its first season under head coach Bill Morley, the team compiled a 6–4–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 163 to 101, including six shutouts.[1][2]

Halfback Harold Weekes was the team captain.[2] He also received second-team honors from Caspar Whitney on the 1902 All-America team.[3]

The team played its seven home games at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4at Rutgers
W 43–0[4]
October 8FordhamW 45–0[5]
October 11[[{{{school}}}|Buffalo]]
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 5–0[6]
October 15Swarthmore
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 24–0[7]
October 18[[{{{school}}}|Hamilton]]
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
W 35–0[8]
October 25at PrincetonL 0–216,000[9]
November 1at PennL 0–1715,000[10]
November 8Brown
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
L 0–28[11]
November 15Amherst
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
L 0–29[12]
November 19at NavyW 5–0[13]
November 27Syracuse
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, NY
T 6–6[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1902 Columbia Lions Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/columbia/1902-schedule.html. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Columbia Football 2018 Record Book". Columbia University. 2018. p. 197. https://gocolumbialions.com/documents/2018/8/28/2018_Columbia_Football_Recordbook.pdf.
  3. Caspar Whitney (January 1903). "The Viewpoint". Outing. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/Outing/Volume_41/outLXI04/outLXI04r.pdf.
  4. "Columbia, 43; Rutgers, 0". The New York Times: p. 10. October 5, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344199/columbia_43_rutgers_0/.
  5. "Collegians At Football: Columbia Scores 45 While Fordham Fails to Count". The New York Times: p. 6. October 9, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344242/collegians_at_football_columbia_scores/.
  6. "Columbia Almost Defeated: Wins From Buffalo Through Playing of Weekes and Smith". New York Daily Tribune: p. 10. October 12, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344301/columbia_almost_defeated_wins_from/.
  7. "Columbia, 24; Swarthmore 0". New York Daily Tribune: p. 5. October 16, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344358/columbia_24_swarthmore_0/.
  8. "Columbia, 35; Hamilton, 0". The New York Times: p. 17. October 19, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344398/columbia_35_hamilton_0/.
  9. "Princeton, 21; Columbia, 0". The New York Times: p. 15. October 26, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344652/princeton_21_columbia_0/.
  10. "Pennsylvania Plays a Great Game Against Columbia and Wins by the Score of 17-0 Amid Frantic Cheering". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 12. November 2, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344602/pennsylvania_plays_a_great_game_against/.
  11. "Brown, 28; Columbia, 0". The New York Times: p. 2. November 9, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344451/brown_28_columbia_0/.
  12. "Amherst, 29; Columbia, 0". The New York Times: p. 15. November 16, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344484/amherst_29_columbia_0/.
  13. "In The Football World: Columbia Defeats Annapolis by a Score of 5 to 0". The New York Times: p. 10. November 20, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344547/in_the_football_world_columbia_defeats/.
  14. "Columbia, 6; Syracuse, 6". The New York Times: p. 11. November 28, 1902. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29344139/columbia_6_syracuse_6/.
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