1905 College Football Summary

The famed "Point-a-Minute elevens of Michigan would come to an end this season; after outscoring 57 opponents (55-1-1) 2821 points while the defense would allow just 42 tallies while shutting out 50 opponents!

Chicago sat on top of the Western Conference standings at 10-0-0; highlighted by its 2-0 victory over Michigan; after a scoreless first half.

The triumph ended the Wolverines' 56-game unbeaten streak.

Al Barlow's 110-yard punt return for a score was a key play in Michigan's 40-0 over rival Ohio State.

Pennsylvania would again reign the east; finishing at 12-0-1. A 6-all tie against Brown would prevent a second consecutive perfect season.

A midseason 6-5 loss (to Swarthmore) prevented the Naval Academy football eleven from a perfect season; while a 6-6 tie against rival Army would see the Midshipmen's final mark be 10-1-1.

Yale once again finishes with an unblemished standard, 10-0-0; highlighted by season finale triumph over rival, Harvard, 6-0.
After winning its first 8 games of the season, Harvard's last 3 games (0-2-1) prevented the traditionally strong team from a perfect mark.

After scoring just 8 points in the 2 previous games; Oklahoma found its offense with a 55-0 victory over Kingfisher behind the running of Harry Hughes who rambled for 201 yards. It would also be the first of four consecutive shutouts to end the 1905 season for the Sooners.

In Minnesota's 72-6 season finale win over Northwestern, the Gopher backs carried the ball 136 times sadly no rushing yardage is available.

But the yardage Notre Dame would ramble for against Chicago Physicians and Surgeons, was much to the disappointment of the future medical staff members. The Irish rambled for 1316 yards in a 142-0 pounding of the medics, finding the end zone 27 times all on the ground as 11 members of the line tallied touchdowns.

Notre Dame's tally could have been higher; but it missed 27 extra points.

And the 142 points was the highest total for the year; but would only be fourth highest between the 1904-08 seasons.

1905 Leaders (min. of 4 games) show:

  • Offensive Scoring Leader (Most Scored)
    Minnesota (10-1-0), 542 points
  • Defensive Scoring Leader (Least Allowed)
    Michigan (12-1-0), 2 points
  • National Champions (Retroactive)
    Chicago (10-0-0), Yale (10-0-0)

Yale was named No. 1 by Caspar Whitney.

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