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1924 Colorado Silver and Gold football
RMC champion
Poi Bowl, L 0–13 vs. Hawaii
ConferenceRocky Mountain Conference
1924 record8–1–1 (5–0–1 RMC)
Head coachMyron E. Witham (5th season)
Home stadiumGamble Field, Colorado Stadium
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
Template:1924 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings

The 1924 Colorado Silver and Gold football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado as a member of the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) during the 1924 college football season. In its fifth year under head coach Myron E. Witham, the team compiled an 8–1–1 record (5–0–1 against RMC opponents), won the conference championship, was not scored upon during the regular season, lost a post-season game to undefeated Hawaii in the Poi Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 237 to 13.[1][2] The team's string of nine consecutive shutouts remains the longest in program history.[3]

On October 11, 1924, the team played its first game at the newly-constructed Colorado Stadium. The Silver and Gold defeated [[{{{school}}}|Regis College]] by a 39–0 score in that game.[4]

The team's leading players included Hatfield Chilson and George Wittemeyer. On October 18, 1924, Chilson completed a pass to Wittemeyer that was good for 70 yards. It remained the longest passing play in program history until 1985.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4[[{{{school}}}|Western State (CO)]]*W 31–0
October 11[[{{{school}}}|Regis (CO)]]*
W 39–0[4]
October 18at Colorado CollegeW 26–0
October 25at Wyoming
W 21–0
November 1Utah
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 3–0
November 8Colorado Mines
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO
W 38–0
November 15at DenverDenver, COT 0–0
November 22Colorado Agricultural
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 36–0
December 25at Pearl Harbor Navy*W 43–0[6]
January 1, 1925at Hawaii*
  • Moiliili Field
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (Poi Bowl)
L 0–1310,000[7]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

Template:Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football champions

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