1920 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team

The 1920 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team was an American football team that represented Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) as an independent during the 1920 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach Potsy Clark, the Aggies compiled a 4–6 record and outscored their opponents 270 to 166.[1]

1920 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football
ConferenceIndependent
1920 record4–6
Head coachPotsy Clark (1st season)
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →

On October 30, the Aggies set a school scoring record with 109 points against Olivet College.[2] After a bye week, the team scored 81 points against the Chicago YMCA.[3] The Aggies won the two games by a total of 190 to 0.

In April 1921, coach Clark left Michigan Agricultural to become head football coach at the University of Kansas.[4] He later led the 1935 Detroit Lions team to the NFL Championship.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25KalamazooL 2–21[5]
October 2Albion
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 16–0[6]
October 6Alma
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 48–0[7]
October 9at WisconsinL 0–27[8]
October 16at Michigan L 0–35[9]
October 23Marietta
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
L 7–23[10]
October 30Olivet
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 109–0[2]
November 13Chicago YMCA 
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI
W 81–0[3]
November 20at NebraskaL 7–35[11]
November 25Notre Dame
  • College Field
  • East Lansing, MI (rivalry)
L 0–258,000[12]
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 152. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Michigan Aggies Pile Up 109 Points And Bury Eleven Sent Up by Olivet". Detroit Free Press. October 31, 1920. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b "Aggies Defeat Chicago 'Y' 81-0". Detroit Free Press. November 14, 1920. p. 26 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ ""Potsy" Clark To Leave M.A.C." The Lansing State Journal. April 26, 1921. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Aggies Given Bad Beating". Detroit Free Press. September 26, 1920. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Aggies On Top In Albion Game". Detroit Free Press. October 3, 1920. p. 27 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Alma Swamped By Sweeping Attack Staged By Farmers". The Lansing State Journal. October 7, 1920. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Bill Walker (October 10, 1920). "Wisconsin Scores 27 to 0 Win Over Hard Fighting Foe". The Wisconsin State Journal. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ K.W. Hall (October 17, 1920). "Wolverines Rout Aggies In Hard Fought Battle In Presence of Throng: Michigan Outplays Farmers at All Stages of Annual Gridiron Conflict on Historic Ferry Field". Detroit Free Press. pp. 21–22 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Marietta Wins From Aggies". Detroit Free Press. October 24, 1920. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Aggies Trounced By Husker Attack". The Nebraska State Journal. November 21, 1920. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Notre Dame Triumphs Over Aggies in Stubborn Fight". The Lansing State Journal. November 26, 1920. p. 28 – via Newspapers.com.