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1911 Carlisle Indians football
1911 record11–1
Head coachPop Warner (10th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainSampson Bird
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Template:1911 college football independents records The 1911 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1911 college football season. The Indians were coached by Pop Warner in his 10th year as head coach. The team compiled a record of 11–1 , outscored opponents 298 to 49. The season included one of the greatest upsets in college football history. Against Harvard, Jim Thorpe scored all of the Indians' points in a shocking upset over the period powerhouse, 18–15. The only loss for Carlisle came at the hands of Syracuse the following week, 12–11.[1] Walter Camp selected Thorpe first-team All-American. One source claims Thorpe was "recognized as the greatest player of the year and a man whose kicking is likely to revolutionize the game."[2] College Football Hall of Fame members on the team include Thorpe, Gus Welch, and William "Lone Star" Dietz.


September 23Lebanon Valley
W 53–0
September 27[[{{{school}}}|Muhlenberg]]
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
W 32–0
September 30Dickinson
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
W 17–0
October 7[[{{{school}}}|Mount St. Mary's]]
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
W 46–5
October 14at Georgetown
W 28–5
October 21at PittsburghW 17–0
October 28at [[{{{school}}}|Lafayette]]Easton, PAW 19–0
November 4at PennW 16–0
November 11at Harvard
W 18–15
November 18at SyracuseL 11–12
November 25at Johns HopkinsBaltimore, MDW 29–6
November 30at BrownProvidence, RIW 12–6



File:Alex Arcasa - Stansil Powell.jpg

Alex Arcasa and Possum Powell.


Player Position Games
Hometown Height Weight Age
Joseph Bergie center 5'9" 168 19
Sampson Bird end
Elmer Busch guard Potter Valley, California 5'10" 186 21
William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz tackle
Henri end
Peter Jordan guard
Bill Newashe tackle Shawnee, Oklahoma
Hugh Wheelock end


Player Position Games
Hometown Height Weight Age
Alex Arcasa halfback 5'8" 156 20
Stancil "Possum" Powell fullback 5'10" 176
Jim Thorpe halfback Stroud, Oklahoma 6'1" 180
Gus Welch quarterback Spooner, Wisconsin 5'11" 152 20


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