1905 Wabash Little Giants football
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1905 record4–5
Head coachFrank Cayou (2nd season)
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The 1905 Wabash Little Giants football team represented Wabash College during the 1905 college football season.[1] Although the team ended the season with six wins and six losses, [2] the team managed one of its most impressive upsets when it defeated Notre Dame, 5–0, at South Bend. It proved to be the Fighting Irish's only home-field loss in 125 games between 1899 and 1928.[3][4] Notre Dame had originally considered the game a "practice game" and expected to win easily when the game was scheduled the previous year, but began to take the team more seriously as the 1905 season developed.[5]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
ButlerCrawfordsville, INL 0–6
September 23Sheridan HS (IN)Crawfordsville, INW 80–0[6]
September 30at ChicagoL 0–15[7]
October 4at IllinoisL 0–6[8]
October 7at NorthwesternL 0–5[9]
October 14at PurdueL 0–12[10]
October 21at Notre DameW 5–0[11]
October 28[[{{{school}}}|Earlham]]Crawfordsville, INW 11–6
November 4Lake ForestCrawfordsville, INW 53–0[12]
November 11[[{{{school}}}|Knox (IL)]]Crawfordsville, INW 57–0[13]
November 18at IndianaBloomington, INL 0–40[14]
November 25DePauwCrawfordsville, INW 52–0[15]

table reference[1]

Roster[edit | edit source]

  • Shank, Right end
  • Knudsen, Right tackle
  • Hess, Right guard
  • Brown, Center
  • Sprow, Center
  • Sutherland, Left guard
  • Williams, Left tackle
  • Frurip, Left end
  • Miller, Quarterback
  • Myers, Right halfback
  • Harp, Left back
  • Spaulding, Left halfback and team captain[16][17]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1905 Wabash Little Giants Schedule and Results - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/wabash/1905-schedule.html. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101121010223/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_iii/ncac/wabash/coaching_records.php. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  3. Notre Dame Game-by-Game Results Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found., College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved June 30, 2009.
  4. Sideline Chatter (PDF), College Football Historical Society Newsletter, vol. 20, no. 1, p. 1, November 2006.
  5. "Notre Dame Respects the Wabash Eleven". The Indianapolis News. October 18, 1905. p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12247647/the_indianapolis_news/. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. "Avalanche Strikes Sheridan". The Indianapolis Star: p. 21. September 24, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299386/avalanche_strikes_sheridan/.
  7. "Maroons Win By 15 to 0". Chicago Daily Tribune: pp. 1, 3. October 1, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299474/maroons_win_by_15_to_0/.
  8. "Illinois Beats Wabash". The Muncie Morning Star: p. 5. October 5, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299543/illinois_beats_wabash/.
  9. "Five Points for Purple: Northwestern Defeats Wabash by One Touchdown". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. 1. October 8, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299630/five_points_for_purple_northwestern/.
  10. "Boiler Makers Win First Big Contest: Purdue Defeats Wabash in Brilliant Game on Stuart Field by Score of 12 to 0". The Indianapolis Star: p. 21. October 15, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299700/boiler_makers_win_first_big_contest/.
  11. "Wabash Outplays Notre Dame". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. 2. October 22, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299778/wabash_outplays_notre_dame/.
  12. "Wabash Takes Easy Game". The Indianapolis Star: p. 21. November 5, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299863/wabash_takes_easy_game/.
  13. "Wabash Knocks Knox Silly". Chicago Daily Tribune: p. 2. November 12, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299921/wabash_knocks_knox_silly/.
  14. "Wabash Completely Routed By Indiana". The Indianapolis Star: p. 21. November 19, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12299985/wabash_completely_routed_by_indiana/.
  15. "De Pauw Snowed Under: Wabash Wins Game 52 to 0". The Indianapolis Star: p. 21. November 26, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12300080/de_pauw_snowed_under_wabash_wins_game/.
  16. ""Little Giants," Wabash College, An Eleven Expected to Prove Sensation of Small Colleges of West". The Indianapolis News: pp. 10. September 23, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/image/?spot=12246754. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  17. "Star Players of Wabash Football Team". The Star Press: pp. 8. October 22, 1905. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12246125/the_star_press/. Retrieved July 9, 2017.

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