1920 Howard Bison football
ConferenceColored Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1920 record7–0 (5–0 CIAA)
Head coach
Seasons
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1920 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Howard 5 0 0 7 0 0
Virginia Union 1 1 0 6 2 0
Shaw 2 2 0 2 2 1
Hampton 2 3 0 4 3 1
Lincoln (PA) 1 2 0 3 2 0
Virginia Normal 0 3 0 3 4 0

The 1920 Howard Bison football team was an American football team that represented Howard University during the 1920 college football season. In their first year under head coach Edward Morrison, the Bison compiled a 7–0 record, did not allow opponents to score a point, and outscored all opponents by a total of 132 to 0.[1] For the first time following the 1920 season, the Pittsburgh Courier selected a black college national champion with Howard and Talladega sharing the honor.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 15ShawRaleigh, NCW 26–0[3]
October 23at Virginia NormalPetersburg, VAW 19–0[4]
October 30West Virginia Collegiate*
W 7–0[5]
November 6Union (VA)Washington, DCW 7–0
November 13HamptonWashington, DCW 18–0[6]
November 20at Virginia Seminary*Lynchburg, VAW 13–0
November 25Lincoln (PA)
W 42–06,000[7][8]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "Howard Yearly Results (1920-1924)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Raymond Schmidt (2007). Shaping College Football: The Transformation of an American Sport, 1919-1930. Syracuse University Press. p. 146. ISBN 0815608861.
  3. ^ "Howard "U" Trims Southerners". The Washington Herald. October 16, 1920. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Howard Eleven in Van". The Sunday Star. October 24, 1920. p. 28 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Howard "U" Wins Close Game". The Washington Herald. October 31, 1920. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Howard 18-to-O Victor". The Sunday Star. November 14, 1920. p. 29 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Howard Easily Wins Colored Grid Title". The Washington Herald. November 26, 1920. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Howard Has Walkover: Outplays Lincoln All the Way in Colored Championship Game That Ends 42 to 0". The Evening Star. November 26, 1920. p. 30 – via Newspapers.com.