1905 Wesleyan Methodists football team

The 1905 Wesleyan Methodists football team represented Wesleyan University during the 1905 college football season.[1] The team was led by Howard R. Reiter and posted a 7–2–1 record, losing only to national champion Yale in the first official week of play, before losing to Swarthmore in the final week of play. The game were played at Andrus Field, the oldest continuously used American football field in the world.[2][3] The team's quarterback was Hall of Famer Harry Van Surdam.[4]

1905 Wesleyan Methodists football
ConferenceIndependent
Record7–2–1
Head coach
Home stadiumAndrus Field
Seasons
← 1904
1906 →
1905 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Yale     10 0 0
Penn     12 0 1
Temple     2 0 1
Dartmouth     7 1 2
Swarthmore     7 1 0
Western U. of Penn.     10 2 0
Princeton     8 2 0
Harvard     8 2 1
Washington & Jefferson     10 3 0
Lafayette     7 2 1
Wesleyan     7 2 1
Carlisle     10 4 0
Penn State     8 3 0
Syracuse     8 3 0
Fordham     5 2 0
Amherst     3 1 2
Holy Cross     6 3 0
Brown     7 4 0
Tufts     5 3 0
Vermont     6 4 1
Cornell     6 4 0
Colgate     5 4 0
Columbia     4 3 2
Army     4 4 1
Bucknell     5 5 0
NYU     3 3 1
Lehigh     6 7 0
Frankin & Marshall     4 6 0
Geneva     4 6 0
New Hampshire     2 4 2
Springfield Training School     3 5 0
Rutgers     3 6 0
Villanova     3 7 0
Drexel     1 6 0

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 30Connecticut
W 38–0
October 4at YaleL 0–27
October 7at ColumbiaT 0–0[5]
October 14Vermont
  • Andrus Field
  • Middletown, CT
W 19–11[6]
October 21at NYUW 31–0[7]
October 28Union (NY)
  • Andrus Field
  • Middletown, CT
W 26–5
November 4Tufts
  • Andrus Field
  • Middletown, CT
W 27–5
November 11Susquehanna
  • Andrus Field
  • Middletown, CT
W 22–0
November 18Williams
  • Andrus Field
  • Middletown, CT
W 18–0
November 25at Swarthmore
L 6–50[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1905 Wesleyan (CT) Cardinals Schedule and Results".
  2. ^ "Corwin Stadium at Andrus Field - Football". Wesleyan Athletics.
  3. ^ "Games Today at the Oldest Football Fields - 11/05/2011". Chattanoogan.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  4. ^ "Dutch van Surdam, 90, in Grid Hall of Fame". The Times Record. 27 March 1972. p. 22.
  5. ^ "Wesleyan Ties Columbia: Neither Team Able to Score in Game at American League Park". New York Daily Tribune. October 8, 1905. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Wesleyan 19, Vermont 11". The Boston Globe. October 15, 1905. Retrieved June 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Easy for Wesleyan". New York Tribune. October 22, 1905. Retrieved June 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Wesleyan Easy for Swarthmore". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 26, 1905. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.