1920 Southwest Texas State Bobcats football team

The 1920 Southwest Texas State Bobcats football team was an American football team that represented Southwest Texas State Normal School—now known as Texas State University–as an independent during the 1920 college football season. The 1920 Southwest Texas State team adopted the nickname "Bobcats" after the University Star had an editorial campaign to adopt an athletic mascot. Prior to this season the team had no nickname.

1920 Southwest Texas State Bobcats football
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ConferenceIndependent
Record5–2–1
Head coach
CaptainJesse C. Kellam
Home stadiumEvans Field
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Talladega     ? 0 0
Trinity (NC)     4 0 1
North Texas State Normal     7 1 0
Presbyterian     5 1 1
Middle Tennessee State Normal     4 1 0
Navy     6 2 0
Spring Hill     6 2 0
Birmingham–Southern     6 3 0
Mississippi Normal     4 2 1
Southwest Texas State     4 2 1
East Tennessee State Normal     3 2 0
West Virginia     5 4 1
Oglethorpe     4 4 1
Delaware     3 5 1
Texas Mines     2 4 0
Marion     2 5 0
Wake Forest     2 7 0
Western Kentucky State Normal     0 1 0
West Tennessee State Normal     0 5 0
Marshall     0 8 0

Bobcats were led by second-year head coach Oscar W. Strahan and played their home games at Evans Field in San Marcos, Texas.[1] The team's captain was Jesse C. Kellam, who played halfback. Southwest Texas State finished the season with a record of 5–2–1.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 1Meridian
W 78–0[3]
October 9at Southwestern (TX)Georgetown, TXT 3–3[4]
October 15East Texas StateSan Marcos, TXW 48–0[5]
October 22at Sam Houston NormalSan Marcos, TXW 32–0[6]
October 30Daniel Baker
  • Evans Field
  • San Marcos, TX
W 40–0[7]
November 11at San Marcos Baptist Academy
  • Talbot Field
  • San Marcos, TX
W 26–13[8]
November 19at RiceL 0–48[9]
November 25at North Texas State NormalDenton, TXL 6–13[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "San Marcos Football Team Has Good Time". The Austin American. Austin, Texas. September 12, 1920. p. 3. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  2. ^ Bachle, Hugo, ed. (1921). "The Pedagog 1921". The Pedagogue. San Marcos, Texas: Southwest Texas Normal College: 127–135. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  3. ^ "San Marcos Normal Defeats Old Rivals". The Statesman. Austin, Texas. October 2, 1920. p. 6. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  4. ^ "Pirates Tie 3–3 With Normalites". The Austin American. Austin, Texas. October 10, 1920. p. 9. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  5. ^ "San Marcos Has Good Team". San Antonio Express-News. San Antonio, Texas. October 18, 1920. p. 16. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  6. ^ "San Marcos Defeats Huntsville". The Austin American. Austin, Texas. October 23, 1920. p. 6. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ "San Marcos Normal Wallops Daniel Baker". Fort Worth Record-Telegram. Fort Worth, Texas. November 1, 1920. p. 5. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  8. ^ "San Marcos Normal Doubles Baptists". The Austin American. Austin, Texas. November 12, 1920. p. 2. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  9. ^ "Rice Owls Have Easy Time With Southwest Texas Normal Friday". The Houston Post. Houston, Texas. November 20, 1920. p. 12. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .
  10. ^ "Denton Wins Title Of Texas Normals". Fort Worth Record-Telegram. Fort Worth, Texas. November 1, 1920. p. 5. Retrieved July 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .