American Football Database
American Football Database
1905 Vanderbilt Commodores football
SIAA Champions
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1905 record7–1 (6–0 SIAA)
Head coachDan McGugin (2nd season)
← 1904
1906 →

The 1905 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1904 college football season. The team's head coach was Dan McGugin, who served his 2nd season in that capacity. Members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Commodores played six home games in Nashville, Tennessee and finished the season with a record 7–1 and 6–0 in SIAA. The 1905 Vanderbilt team was coming off the best season in school history and to this day is the best year at 9–0. Vanderbilt played 7 home games and won all the only loss was a road to Coach McGugin's old school Michigan 0-18. Vandy won six of seven by a shutout only two teams scored on them all year. Vanderbilt outscored there opponents 372–22 from 1903 to 1905 Vandy won 13 consecutive games and was 22 –2–1 and a 17 game home win streak over the three years. The home win streak would reach 26 until Michigan stopped them on November 2, 1907.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 30,* Maryville Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 97–0  
October 7, Alabama Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 34–0  
October 14,* Michigan Regents FieldAnn Arbor, MI L 0–18  
October 21, Tennessee Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 45–0  
October 28, Texas Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 33–0  
November 4,† Auburn Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 54–0  
November 18, Clemson Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 41–0  
November 30, Sewanee Dudley Field • Nashville, TN W 68–4  
*Non-Conference Game.