1919 University of New Mexico football
ConferenceIndependent
1919 record3–0–2
Head coachJohn F. McGough (1st season)
Home stadiumUniversity Field
Seasons
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The 1919 University of New Mexico football team was an American football team that represented the University of New Mexico as an independent during the 1919 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach John F. McGough, the Lobos compiled a 3–0–2 record, shut out three of five opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 136 to 15.[1][2]

The Mann brothers, Claude (sometimes Claud) at quarterback and Grant at halfback, starred for the 1919 team.[3] Claude was the team captain.[1]

Four New Mexico players received first-team honors on the 1919 All-Southwest football team selected by Pop McKale for Spalding's Football Guide: Grant Mann at halfback; Dwight McClure at tackle; Glen Rogers at end; and Ben Gerpheide at fullback.[4]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 18[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico Mines]]
  • University Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 55–0[3]
October 25Colorado Mines
  • University Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
T 0–0[5]
November 1at New Mexico Military InstituteRoswell, NMT 0–0[6]
November 15at Texas MinesW 57–13[7]
November 27[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico A&M]]
  • University Field
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
W 24–2[8][9]

References[edit | edit source]

  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 October 9, 2018.
  2. "Dopesters Grab Championship for Varsity Eleven". Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 4. October 10, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24436042/dopesters_grab_championship_for_varsity/.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Socorro Miners Get Walloping from University". Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 4. October 19, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24435740/socorro_miners_get_walloping_from/.
  4. Walter Camp, ed. (1920). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1920. American Sports Publishing Co.. p. 83.
  5. "Golden Miners Held Scoreless by the Varsity". Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 4. October 26, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24435660/golden_miners_held_scoreless_by_the/.
  6. "Varsity Fights Roswell To Tie, Neither Scoring". Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 7. November 2, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24435585/varsity_fights_roswell_to_tie_neither/.
  7. "New Mexico 'U' Packs Miners Into Camp, 57-13". El Paso Morning Times: p. 10. November 16, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24435498/new_mexico_u_packs_miners_into_camp/.
  8. "Beat the Aggies, Is Varsity Slogan: Coach McGough Fears His Foot-Ball Men Are Overconfident". The Evening Herald: p. 15. November 22, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24436204/beat_the_aggies_is_varsity_slogan/.
  9. "University Wins From Visitors by Good Margin". Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 4. November 28, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24435320/university_wins_from_visitors_by_good/.
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