American Football Database
1903 Stanford football
1903 record8–0–3
Head coachJames F. Lanagan (1st season)
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The 1903 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1903 college football season and was coached by James F. Lanagan, a former Stanford baseball player, in his first season coaching the team.[1][2]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 19 Reliance AC Stanford, CA T 0–0  
September 26 Pensacola Stanford, CA W 17–0  
October 3 Reliance AC Stanford, CA W 6–0  
October 10 Pensacola Stanford, CA W 34–0  
October 15 Fort Baker Stanford, CA W 57–0  
October 24 Nevada Stanford, CA T 0–0  
October 28 Chemawa Indians Stanford, CA W 33–0  
October 31 Reliance AC Stanford, CA W 17–0  
November 7 Multnomah AC Stanford, CA W 11–0  
November 14 vs. California Richmond Grounds • San Francisco, CA (13th Big Game) T 6–6  
November 26 Sherman Indians Prager Park[3]Los Angeles, CA W 18–0  

Game notes


The 1903 Big Game was the last to be played on a neutral field in San Francisco. It ended in a 6–6 tie. Beginning with the 1904 Big Game, the game was alternated between the home field of each team.[4]