1926 Howard Bison football
ConferenceIndependent
1926 record7–0
Head coach
CaptainH. Vernon Smith
Home stadiumHoward Stadium
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Loyola (LA)     10 0 0
Miami (FL)     8 0 0
Howard     7 0 0
Delaware State     1 0 0
Navy     9 0 1
Wesley     6 1 0
Texas Tech     6 1 3
Davidson     7 2 1
Georgetown     7 2 1
William & Mary     7 3 0
Hampden–Sydney     5 2 3
George Washington     5 4 0
Middle Tennessee State Teachers     4 2 1
West Virginia     6 4 0
Texas A&I     4 3 0
Wake Forest     5 4 1
Texas Mines     3 4 0
Mississippi State Teachers     3 4 1
Tennessee Docs     3 5 1
Catholic University     3 5 0
Delaware     3 5 0
East Tennessee State Teachers     2 4 1
Duke     3 6 0
Georgia Normal     1 3 0
Richmond     2 7 0
West Tennessee State Teachers     1 8 0

The 1926 Howard Bison football team was an American football team that represented Howard University during the 1926 college football season. In their second year under head coach Louis L. Watson, the Bison compiled a 7–0 record, shut out six of seven opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 199 to 6. The team was recognized as the 1926 black college football national champion.[1] The school dedicated its new Howard Stadium at the Thanksgiving Day football game against the Lincoln Lions.[2]

Key players included quarterback Jack Coles, captain and tackle H. Vernon Smith, halfback Edgar Ross, halfback Clarence "Tick" Smith, center Milton "Biff" Martin, and fullback Jack Young.[3]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 9LivingstoneW 31–0[4]
October 16Morehouse
  • Howard Stadium
  • Washington, DC
W 52–0[5]
October 23West Virginia Collegiate
  • Howard Stadium
  • Washington, DC
W 14–6[6]
October 30Fisk
  • Howard Stadium
  • Washington, DC
W 56–0[7]
November 6at WilberforceWilberforce, OHW 7–0[8]
November 13at AtlantaAtlanta, GAW 7–0
November 252:00 p.m.Lincoln (PA)
  • Howard Stadium
  • Washington, DC
W 32–0[9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Howard Yearly Results (1925-1929)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Howard University Stadium Dedicated". The New York Age. December 4, 1926. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Are They Headed Toward a Championship?". The Pittsburgh Courier. November 20, 1926. p. II-6 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Livingstone Is Halted By Howard, 31-0". Pittsburgh Courier. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 16, 1926. p. 37. Retrieved July 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ "Howard Swamps Morehouse, 52-0". Pittsburgh Courier. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 16, 1926. p. 37. Retrieved July 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  6. ^ "Howard Downs West Virginia, 14-6 In Rough Game". Pittsburgh Courier. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 30, 1926. p. 14. Retrieved July 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  7. ^ "Howard Swamps Fisk, 56-0". The New York Age. New York, New York. November 6, 1926. p. 6. Retrieved July 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  8. ^ Young, P. Bernard, Jr. (November 13, 1926). "Howard Defeats Wilberforce, 7-0". Pittsburgh Courier. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. p. 13. Retrieved July 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  9. ^ "Lincoln Vs. Howard". Pittsburgh Courier. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. November 20, 1926. p. 14. Retrieved July 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  10. ^ "Annual Thanksgiving Football Classic Brings Together a Colorful Crowd That Sees Howard Swamp Lincoln Lions, 32-0". The New York Age. December 4, 1926. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.