American Football Database
American Football Database
1912 Carlisle Indians football
1912 record12–1–1
Head coachPop Warner (11th season)
CaptainJim Thorpe
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Template:1912 college football independents records The 1912 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1912 college football season. The Indians were coached by Pop Warner in his 11th year as head coach.. The team compiled a record of 12–1–1, outscored opponents 454 to 120, leading the nation in scoring.[1] It featured the Hall of Famers Jim Thorpe, Joe Guyon, and Gus Welch. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a halfback on the Army team defeated by Carlisle.

The 1912 season included many rule changes such as the 100-yard field and the 6-point touchdown. The first six-point touchdowns were registered in Carlisle's 50–7 win over Albright College on September 21.[2]


September 21[[{{{school}}}|Albright]]
W 50–7
September 25Lebanon Valley
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
W 45–0
September 28Dickinson
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
W 32–0
October 2VillanovaHarrisburg, PAW 17–0
October 5Washington & Jefferson
  • Indian Field
  • Carlisle, PA
T 0–0
October 12at SyracuseW 33–0
October 19at PittsburghW 45–8
October 26at Georgetown
W 34–20
October 28at Toronto All-StarsToronto, ONW 49–7
November 2at LehighBethlehem, PAW 34–14
November 9at ArmyW 27–6
November 16at PennL 26–34
November 23at Springfield (MA)Springfield, MAW 30–24
November 30at BrownProvidence, RIW 32–0



File:Alex Arcasa - Stansil Powell.jpg

Alex Arcasa and Possum Powell.


Player Position Games
Hometown Height Weight Age
Joseph Bergie center 5'9" 168 20
Elmer Busch guard Potter Valley, California 5'10" 186 22
Pete Calac tackle Fallbrook, California 5'10 178 19
William Garlowe guard 5'7" 173
Joe Guyon tackle White Earth, Minnesota 5'10" 178
Roy Large end 5'8" 148 19
George Vetterneck end 5'6" 140


Player Position Games
Hometown Height Weight Age
Alex Arcasa halfback 5'8" 156 21
Stancil "Possum" Powell fullback 5'10" 176
Jim Thorpe halfback Stroud, Oklahoma 6'1" 180
Gus Welch quarterback Spooner, Wisconsin 5'11" 152 21