Centre entered the game with a record of 7-2-0 with wins against Kentucky and Virginia Tech. Centre's losses came against Harvard (8-0-1 on the year) and Georgia Tech (8-1 on the year). Centre had outscored its opponents 469-55 and won its first three games of the year by a combined score of 241-0.
Texas Christian entered the game with a record of 9-0, including wins at Arkansas (19-2) and at Baylor (21-9). Texas Christian had attained its perfect record while outscoring its opponents 163-46.
Centre won the game handily. Accounts of the final score vary; some sources say Centre won 63-7 and other sources give the final score as Centre 77, Texas Christian 7.