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1923 Gonzaga Bulldogs football
ConferenceIndependent
1923 record4–3
Head coachGus Dorais (4th season)
Home stadiumGonzaga Stadium
Seasons
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The 1923 Gonzaga Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Gonzaga University during the 1923 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Gus Dorais, the Bulldogs compiled a 4–3 record and outscored all opponents by a total of 119 to 64.[1][2]

Halfback Hust Stockton starred for the 1923 team. The Los Angeles Times called him "one of the most brilliant football players ever developed on the Pacific Coast".[3] Stockton played five years in the NFL and is the grandfather of NBA great John Stockton.

Gonzaga's football team under Dorais was sometimes referred to as "little Notre Dame".[4]

The team traveled 2,500 miles to play on Thanksgiving Day at the University of Detroit's new Dinan Field.[5] Dorais left Gonzaga after the 1924 season to become the head football coach at the University of Detroit.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6Gonzaga alumniW 7–6
October 13Washington State
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
W 27–14[6]
October 20at Multnomah Athletic ClubL 0–10
October 27at MontanaW 25–2[7]
November 2at Idaho L 0–13[8]
November 17Whitman
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
W 53–6[9]
November 29at DetroitL 7–1315,000[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1923 Gonzaga Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/gonzaga/1923-schedule.html. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  2. "Gonzaga Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. https://web.archive.org/web/20160323005526/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/discontinued/g/gonzaga/yearly_results.php?year=1920. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. "Stockton Due for All-Star Berth: Star Halfback an Inspiration; Houston Stockton Animates His Teammates". Los Angeles Times: p. III-3. November 16, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23061791/stockton_due_for_allstar_berth_star/.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sam Greene (November 30, 1923). "University of Detroit Stops Stockton And Beats Gonzaga By 13 to 7 Score: Hardy Westerners Just Avert Blanks". Detroit Free Press: pp. 14, 16. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23061367/university_of_detroit_stops_stockton/.
  5. "Gonzaga Gridders To Cover Big Mileage In Play Of Present Year". The Anaconda Standard: p. 13. October 21, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23061217/gonzaga_gridders_to_cover_big_mileage/.
  6. "Gonzaga Downs Cougars, 27-14: Brilliant Playing of Spokane Team Excels Pullman Rivals". The Billings Gazette: p. 2. October 14, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23061129/gonzaga_downs_cougars_2714_brilliant/.
  7. "Bulldogs trim Montana Bruins". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 16. October 29, 1923. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-shXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cvQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5922%2C5015869.
  8. "Gonzaga Defeated by Idaho". Oakland Tribune: p. 16. November 3, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23061583/gonzaga_defeated_by_idaho_13_to_0/.
  9. "Gonzaga Gains 27 to 0 Victory Over Whitman". The Missoulian: p. 11. November 18, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23061911/gonzaga_gains_27_to_0_victory_over/.

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