1913 Chicago Maroons football
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Western Conference champion
ConferenceWestern Conference
1913 record7–0 (7–0 Western)
Head coach
Base defense7–2–2
Home stadiumMarshall Field
Seasons
← 1912
1914 →
1913 Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Chicago $ 7 0 0 7 0 0
Iowa 2 1 0 5 2 0
Minnesota 2 1 0 5 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2 4 1 2
Illinois 2 2 1 4 2 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1 3 3 1
Ohio State 1 2 0 4 2 1
Indiana 2 4 0 3 4 0
Northwestern 0 6 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1913 Chicago Maroons football team was an American football team that represented the University of Chicago as an independent during the 1913 college football season. In coach Amos Alonzo Stagg's 22nd year as head coach, the Maroons finished with a 7–0 record and outscored opponents by a total of 124 to 27.[1][2]

There was no contemporaneous system in 1914 for determining a national champion. However, Chicago was retroactively named as the 1914 national champion by the Billingsley Report and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[3]

Center Paul Des Jardien was a consensus first-team selection on the 1913 All-America college football team.[4] He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.[5] Other notable players on the 1913 Chicago team included halfback Nelson Norgren, quarterback Paul Russell, and end Huntington.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4 IndianaW 21–710,000[6]
October 18 Iowa
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago, IL
W 23–6[7]
October 25Purdue
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago, IL (rivalry)
W 6–018,000[8]
November 1Illinois
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago, IL
W 28–7
November 8at NorthwesternW 14–0
November 15at MinnesotaW 13–721,000
November 22 Wisconsin
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago, IL
W 19–0

References

  1. ^ "1913 Chicago Maroons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "University of Chicago Football Media Guide". University of Chicago. 2016. p. 22. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  3. ^ 2020 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. July 2020. p. 112–114. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 1, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  4. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Paul Des Jardien". National Football Foundation. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  6. ^ Le Count Lovellette (October 5, 1913). "Maroons Beat Indiana, 21 to 7, in Opening Game". The Inter Ocean. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Maroons Victors After Hard Fight With Iowa, 23 to 6". Chicago Tribune. October 19, 1913. p. III-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ R.W. Lardner (October 26, 1913). "Kicks by Russell Down Purdue, 6-0, Before Big Crowd". Chicago Tribune. p. III-1 – via Newspapers.com.