1922 Drake Bulldogs football
MVC co-champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Record7–0 (4–0 MVC)
Head coach
Home stadiumDrake Stadium
Seasons
← 1921
1923 →
1922 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nebraska + 5 0 0 7 1 0
Drake + 4 0 0 7 0 0
Kansas State 3 1 2 5 1 2
Missouri 4 3 0 5 3 0
Iowa State 2 4 0 2 6 0
Oklahoma 1 2 2 2 3 3
Grinnell 1 3 0 3 4 1
Kansas 1 3 1 3 3 1
Washington University 0 5 1 1 5 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1922 Drake Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Drake University as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1922 college football season. In its second season under head coach Ossie Solem, the team compiled a 7–0 record (4–0 against MVC opponents), tied with Nebraska for the MVC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 155 to 26.[1]

The 1922 season remains the only undefeated season in Drake football history. The team's victories included games against Kansas (6–0), Iowa State (14–7), Colorado Agricultural (19–6), and Mississippi A&M (48-6). Of those, Colorado Agricultural (now Colorado State University) was the only one that finished with a winning record (5-2-1).

Starting players on the 1922 Drake team included halfbacks Bill Boelter and Kenneth McLuen, quarterback Sam Orebaugh, center Peterson, guard Denton, and tackle Krueger. Boelter, Orebaugh, Denton, Peterson, and Krueger were selected as first-team players by at least one selector on the 1922 All-Missouri Valley Conference football team.[2][3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 7Cornell College*
W 16–0[4]
October 14at KansasW 6–0[5]
October 21at Washington UniversityW 31–75,000[6]
November 4Iowa State
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
W 14–77,000[7]
November 11Colorado Agricultural*
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
W 19–6[8]
November 18Grinnell
  • Drake Stadium
  • Des Moines, IA
W 21–0[9]
November 25at Mississippi A&M*W 48–615,000[10]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1922 Drake Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Three Kansas Aggies On Mythical Eleven". The Kansas City Kansan. December 2, 1922. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Three Missourians Named On Two All-Valley Mythical Grid Teams". Joplin Globe. December 6, 1922. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Drake Beats Cornell Team By 16-0 Score". The Des Moines Register. October 8, 1922. pp. 1S, 4S – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Drake Beats Jayhawkers By 6 to 0 Score: Bulldogs In Upset Victory Over Kansas U." The Des Moines Register. October 15, 1922. pp. 1S, 3S – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ John E. Wray (October 22, 1922). "Pikers Lose: Drake Bulldogs Cross Washington Line Five Times; Boelter Stars". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Sec Taylor (November 5, 1922). "Bulldogs Defeat Cyclones: Drake Beats Ames Eleven By 14-7 Score". The Des Moinew Register. pp. 1S, 3S – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Drake Team Conquers Colorado Aggie Eleven: Bulldogs In 19-6 Victory Over Invaders". The Des Moines Register. November 12, 1922. pp. 1S, 3S – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Gideon D. Seymour (November 19, 1922). "Bulldogs Defeat Grinnell: Bill Boelter Stars In Win Over Pioneers". The Des Moines Register. pp. 1S, 3S – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Drake Defeats Mississippi A. & M. Eleven: Bulldogs In Great 48-6 Grid Victory". The Des Moines Register. November 26, 1922. p. 1S – via Newspapers.com.