1920 Gonzaga Bulldogs football
1920 record4–3
Head coachGus Dorais (1st season)
Home stadiumFairgrounds
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The 1920 Gonzaga Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Gonzaga University during the 1920 college football season. In their first year under head coach Gus Dorais, the Bulldogs compiled a 4–3 record and outscored their opponents by a total of 164 to 55.[1]

Gus Dorais was hired as Gonzaga's athletic director in May 1920. He had previously served as the head baseball coach at Notre Dame and as an assistant football coach under Knute Rockne.[2] Rockne and Dorais led the 1919 Notre Dame football team to a perfect 9–0 record. As teammates on the undefeated 1913 Notre Dame football team, Dorais and Rockne were credited with popularizing the forward pass.


October 9Washington StateSpokane, WAL 0–353,000[3]
October 23Bremerton Navy YardSpokane, WAW 63–0[4]
October 30at Montana State
L 0–3[5]
November 6at Multnomah Athletic Club
W 20–0[6]
November 11Camp Lewis
  • Fairgrounds
  • Spokane, WA
W 27–0[7]
November 20at [[{{{school}}}|Montana Mines]]
W 47–7[8]
November 27Idaho
  • Fairgrounds field
  • Spokane, WA (rivalry)
L 7–10[9][10][11]


  1. "Gonzaga Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. "Dorais Named Director of Gonzaga University". Chicago Tribune: p. 16. May 30, 1920.
  3. "Cougars, 35; Gonzaga, 0". The Pullman Herald: p. 14. October 15, 1920.
  4. "untitled". The Morning Register: p. 8. October 24, 1920.
  5. "Great Defensive Wins For Aggies From Gonzaga". The Anaconda Standard: p. 16. October 31, 1920.
  6. "Gonzaga Trims Winged "M": Aerial Game Too Strong for Clubmen". The Oregon Sunday Journal: p. 15. November 7, 1920.
  7. "Gonzaga Treats Fans To Real Game: Stages Complete Walk-Off, 27-0, Over Camp Lewis Lineup". Spokane Daily Chronicle: p. 25. November 12, 1920.
  8. Jean Jordan (November 21, 1920). "Gonzaga Rambles Over Ore Diggers for 47-7 Victory". The Butte Miner: p. 22.
  9. "Gonzaga and Idaho elevens face hard fight Saturday". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 23. November 26, 1920.
  10. "Gonzaga holds Idaho as warm fight opens". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 6. November 27, 1920.
  11. McPhee, R.G. (November 29, 1920). "Gonzaga fights hard but Idaho wins victory". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 19.

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