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1911 University of New Mexico football
ConferenceIndependent
1911 record1–3–1
Head coachRalph Hutchinson (1st season)
Home stadiumTraction Park
Seasons
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The 1911 University of New Mexico football team was an American football team that represented the University of New Mexico as an independent during the 1911 college football season. In its first season under head coach Ralph Hutchinson (who was also the university's first athletic director), the team compiled a 1–3–1 record but outscored opponents by a total of 62 to 22.[1] James Guy Hamilton was the team captain.[1]

During the final game of the season against Arizona, the bleachers with 400 persons collapsed, causing several minor injuries.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 21at El Paso Military InstituteEl Paso, TXL 0–6[3]
November 4New Mexico Military InstituteT 0–0[4]
November 12at New Mexico A&MLas Cruces, New Mexico Territory (rivalry)L 6–10[5]
November 16vs. New Mexico Normal
  • St. Michael's College Field
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory
W 56–0[6][7]
November 30Arizona
  • Traction Park
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory (rivalry)
L 0–61,000[2][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 139. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/unm.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/8/30/2018_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cleanest Game So Far Says Arizona". Albuquerque Evening Herald: p. 5. December 1, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25804034/cleanest_game_so_far_says_arizona/.
  3. "Double Header of Football at Park". El Paso Morning Times: p. 5. October 22, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25805844/double_header_of_football_at_park/.
  4. "Varsity Succeeds In Holding Roswell". The Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 3. November 5, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25805238/varsity_succeeds_in_holding_roswell/.
  5. "Weak Spots Lose Game for the Varsity". Albuquerque Evening Herald: p. 3. November 13, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25804489/weak_spots_lose_game_for_the_varsity/.
  6. "Normalites Are Unable to Hold the Varsity". Albuquerque Evening Herald: p. 2. November 17, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25804615/normalites_are_unable_to_hold_the/.
  7. "U.N.M. Victorious Over Normal University at Santa Fe, 56 to 0". The Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 3. November 17, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25804773/unm_victorious_over_normal/.
  8. "Arizona Triumphs Over New Mexico in Great Game by Close Score of 6 to 0". The Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 3. December 1, 1911. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25804158/arizona_triumphs_over_new_mexico_in/.
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