1924 Colorado Silver and Gold football
RMC champion
Poi Bowl, L 0–13 vs. Hawaii
ConferenceRocky Mountain Conference
Record8–1–1 (5–0–1 RMC)
Head coach
CaptainFred Hartshorn
Home stadiumGamble Field, Colorado Stadium
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
1924 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado $ 5 0 1 8 1 1
Montana State 2 1 1 5 1 1
Colorado Agricultural 4 2 0 4 2 0
Colorado College 4 3 0 5 3 0
Utah Agricultural 3 2 1 4 2 1
Denver 3 2 2 4 2 2
Utah 2 2 1 3 4 1
Colorado Mines 3 4 1 4 4 1
Wyoming 2 6 0 2 6 0
BYU 1 3 1 2 3 1
Colorado Teachers 0 4 0 2 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1924 Colorado Silver and Gold football team was an American football team that represented the University of Colorado as a member of the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC) during the 1924 college football season. In its fifth year under head coach Myron E. Witham, the team compiled an 8–1–1 record (5–0–1 against RMC opponents), won the conference championship, was not scored upon during the regular season, lost a postseason game to undefeated Hawaii in the Poi Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 237 to 13.[1][2] The team's string of nine consecutive shutouts remains the longest in program history.[3]

On October 11, 1924, the team played its first game at the newly-constructed Colorado Stadium. The Silver and Gold defeated Regis by a 39–0 score in that game.[4]

The team's leading players included Hatfield Chilson and George Wittemeyer. On October 18, 1924, Chilson completed a pass to Wittemeyer that was good for 70 yards. It remained the longest passing play in program history until 1985.[5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4Western State (CO)*W 31–0
October 11Regis (CO)*
W 39–0[4]
October 18at Colorado CollegeW 26–0
October 25at Wyoming
W 21–0
November 1Utah
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 3–0
November 8Colorado Mines
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO
W 38–0
November 15at DenverDenver, COT 0–0
November 22Colorado Agricultural
  • Colorado Stadium
  • Boulder, CO (rivalry)
W 36–0
December 25at Pearl Harbor Navy*W 43–0[6]
January 1, 1925at Hawaii*
  • Moiliili Field
  • Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii (Poi Bowl)
L 0–1310,000[7]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "2018 Colorado Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Colorado. 2018. pp. 154, 172. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "1924 Colorado Buffaloes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  3. ^ 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, p. 254.
  4. ^ a b "Regis College Bows To Colorado Eleven". The Arizona Daily Star. October 12, 1924. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ 2018 Colorado Football Media Guide, p. 196.
  6. ^ "Colorado Avalanche Buries Navy by 43-0 Score". Honoloul Star-Bulletin. December 26, 1924. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "University of Hawaii Humbles Colorado Thirteen to Zero". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. January 2, 1925. pp. 9–10 – via Newspapers.com.