1907 College Football Summary

Legendary coach, Amos Alonzo Stagg wrapped-up 18th season with 159 wins through this season. Chicago ended the season with a 4-1-0 slate, falling in the season finale, 18-4 to Carlisle.

Carlisle was led by Glenn "Pop" Warner, in his first season back (and second stint) after returning from his alma mater, Cornell. He won 10 this season (10-1-0) which would behind third season of double digit victories—of the 8 he would have in his career.

This would be his only setback of the season; which came at the hands of a 7-2-0 Princeton team, 16-0, after he had won his previous 8 games, dating back to the season finale of 1906.

This was the first playing season of future all-time star, Jim Thorpe. He would score just 6 times and rushed for only 67 yards.

Notre Dame would finish the campaign at 6-0-1 against Indiana, 0-0). It was the Irish's first deadlock since 1903 and also the first in the series with the Hoosiers.

In a down year for the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-2-1), Gene Capron's 11 goals from the field was the lone highlight.

A midseason scoreless tie on the "Banks of the Hudson River" (vs Army" prevented Yale from a perfect ledger; but would still finish the year at 9-0-1, shutting-out comers but long-time rivals, Princeton.

In third game of the season, Yale's Ernie Koy ran 105 yards for a score; keying an 18-0 victory.

Highlighting Pennsylvania's 11-1-0 season came in the team's only road trip of the year—to Michigan. The Quakers' P. Gallagher returned an on-side kick by the Wolverine kicker 20 yards, for the only score of the game.

1907 Leaders (min. of 4 games) show:

  • Offensive Scoring Leader (Most Scored)
    Nebraska (8-2-0), 278
  • Defensive Scoring Leader (Least Allowed)
    Yale (10-0-0), 10 points
  • National Champions (Retroactive)
    Yale (10-0-0)

Yale was named No. 1 by Caspar Whitney.

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