1928 Gonzaga Bulldogs football
1928 record6–2–1
Head coachMaurice J. "Clipper" Smith (4th season)
Home stadiumGonzaga Stadium
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The 1928 Gonzaga Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Gonzaga University during the 1928 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Maurice J. "Clipper" Smith, the Bulldogs compiled a 6–2–1 record and outscored all opponents by a total of 121 to 41.[1]

In May 1929, Coach Smith left Gonzaga to become head coach at Santa Clara.[2] In four years as head coach at Gonzaga, Smith compiled a 23–9–5 record.


September 22[[{{{school}}}|Ellensburg Normal]]W 31–0[3]
September 29Washington State
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 0–3[4]
October 6Idaho
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA (rivalry)
T 6–6[5][6][7]
October 20at [[{{{school}}}|St. Charles]]Helena, MTW 18–121,700-2,000[8]
October 27Whitman
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
W 6–0[9]
November 12Saint Mary'sdagger
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
W 20–7[10]
November 17at [[{{{school}}}|St. Ignatius]]W 27–05,000[11]
November 24at Loyola
W 13–6[12]
November 29Montana
  • Gonzaga Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 0–7[13]
  • daggerHomecoming


  1. "Gonzaga Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  2. "Clipper Smith to Coach Santa Clara Football in 1929: New Bronco Chief Will Report for Duty June 1". San Francisco Examiner: p. 19. May 20, 1929.
  3. "Gonzaga Easily Wins First Grid Clash By 31 To 0". Arizona Republic: p. 10. September 23, 1928.
  4. "Cougars Nose Out Gonzaga by 3 to 0 Score: Place Kick by Buckley in Fourth Period Wins Contest for W.S.C.; Bulldogs Surprise". San Francisco Examiner: p. 38. September 30, 1928.
  5. "Battle royal promised Vandal and Bulldog". Spokane Daily Chronicle ((Washington)): p. 20. October 5, 1928.
  6. "Gonzaga and Idaho clash today in their 15th annual grid game". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 15. October 6, 1928.
  7. "Idaho held 6-6". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press ((Idaho)): p. 15. October 7, 1928.
  8. "Gonzaga Defeats Fighting Fighting Saints 18-12 in Spectacular Grid Game: Bulldogs Grab Breaks and Take Early Lead That Saints Cannot Overtake". The Helena Daily Independent: p. 12. October 21, 1928.
  9. "Gonzaga Encounters Stiff Opposition in Whitman But Wins". The San Bernardino Daily Sun (AP story): p. 17. October 28, 1928.
  10. "Gonzaga Defeats St. Marys, 20-7: Gaels Fail When Near Touchdown; Moragans Twice Halted Under Goal Posts; Northerners Display Surprising Offensive". San Francisco Examiner: p. 31. November 13, 1928.
  11. Wilson J. O'Brien (November 18, 1928). "Gonzaga "U" Rides Over St. Ignatians: Bulldogs Show Finished Attack in Their 27-0 Victory; 'Fanny' Hunting Proves to Be a Star". San Francisco Examiner: pp. 35-36.
  12. Frank Roche (November 25, 1928). "Gonzaga Defeats Loyola: Lions Put Up Stiff Battle Against Northwest Team at Local Field, Score 13-6". Los Angeles Times: p. II-1, II-4.
  13. "University Defeats Gonzaga: Slim Margin Is Enough To Win From Bulldogs". The Missoulian: pp. 1, 5. November 30, 1928.

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