1915 Oklahoma Sooners football
1915 Sooner Football team.png
SWC champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Record10–0 (3–0 SWC)
Head coach
CaptainForest Geyer
Home stadiumBoyd Field
Seasons
← 1914
1916 →
1915 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oklahoma $ 3 0 0 10 0 0
Baylor 3 0 0 7 1 0
Texas 2 2 0 6 3 0
Texas A&M 1 1 0 6 2 0
Arkansas 1 1 0 4 2 1
Rice 1 2 0 5 3 0
Oklahoma A&M 0 3 0 4 5 1
Southwestern (TX) 0 2 0 4 3 0
  • Baylor forfeited claim to co-champion for using ineligible player.[1]

The 1915 Oklahoma Sooners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Oklahoma in the Southwest Conference during the 1915 college football season. In their 11th year under head coach Bennie Owen, the Sooners compiled a 10–0 record (3–0 against conference opponents), won the Southwest Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 370 to 54.[2][3] This was the first season that the Sooners participated in the Southwest Conference.

There was no contemporaneous system in 1915 for determining a national champion. However, Oklahoma was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report using its alternate "margin of victory" methodology.[4]

Fullback Forest Geyer was recognized as an All-American.[5] Geyer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973.[6]

Six Sooners received All-Southwest Conference honors: Elmer Capshaw, Forest Geyer, Oliver Hot, Willis Hott, Hap Johnson, and Homer Montgomery.[7]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25Kingfisher*W 67–0
October 2at Southwestern Oklahoma*Weatherford, OKW 55–0
October 9Northwestern Oklahoma State*
  • Boyd Field
  • Norman, OK
W 102–0[8]
October 16at Missouri*W 24–0[9]
October 23TexasW 14–1312,000[10]
October 30Kansas*
  • Boyd Field
  • Norman, OK
W 23–14[11]
November 6at Kendall*
W 14–13[12]
November 13at ArkansasW 24–0[13]
November 19at Kansas State*W 21–7[14]
November 25Oklahoma A&MOklahoma City, OK (Bedlam)W 26–77,000[15]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ http://www.thompsonian.info/swc-historical-standings.pdf
  2. ^ "1915 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  3. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1915-1919)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 90. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Forest Geyer". National Football Foundation. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  7. ^ "2014 Oklahoma Football Records Supplement" (PDF). University of Oklahoma. 2014. p. 95. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Sooners Pile Up Big Score on Alva: 102 Was Oklahoma's Share While Northwestern Was Held Blank". The Morning Tulsa Daily World. October 10, 1915. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Forward Pass Play Downs Tigers, 24-0: Oklahoma Sooners Prove Themselves Adept in Open-Field Football". The Evening Missourian. October 17, 1915. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Sooners Defeat Longhorns When Geyer Kicks Wonderful Goal in Last Two Minutes of Play, 14-13". The Austin American. October 24, 1915. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Oklahoma Plays Superior Ball Defeats Kansas". The Wichita Eagle. October 31, 1915. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Sooners Win Hardest Game of Schedule: Kendall Wins Great Reputation by Holding University to 14-13 Score". The Morning Tulsa Daily World. November 7, 1915. pp. 1, 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Oklahoma Wins Over Arkansas". The Morning Tulsa Daily World. November 14, 1915. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Oklahoma, 21; Kansas Aggies, 7". The Wichita Eagle. November 20, 1915. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Montie Played Despite Injury". Muskogee Times-Democrat. November 26, 1915. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.