1916 Oregon Webfoots Football Team
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1916 Oregon Webfoots Football Team
1916 Oregon Webfoots football
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 14-0 vs. Penn
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1916 record7-0-1 (2-0-1 PCC)
Head coachHugo Bezdek (5th season)
CaptainJohn Beckett
Home stadiumKincaid Field
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington $ 3 0 1     6 0 1
Oregon^ 2 0 1     7 0 1
Oregon Agricultural 0 2 0     4 5 0
California 0 3 0     6 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ Selected as Rose Bowl representative

The 1916 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon in the 1916 college football season. It was the Webfoots' 24th overall and first season as a member of the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC). The team was led by head coach Hugo Bezdek, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Kincaid Field in Eugene and at Multnomah Field in Portland.

Oregon finished the season with a record of seven wins, zero losses and one tie (7-0-1 overall, 2-0-1 in the PCC) and with a victory over Penn in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 7Willamette*W 97-0
October 14Multnomah A.C.*
  • Kincaid Field
  • Eugene, Oregon [2][3]
W 28-0
October 21at CaliforniaW 39-1410,000
November 4Washingtondagger
T 0-010,000
November 11vs. Washington State*W 12-38,000
November 25at Oregon AgriculturalW 27-03,000
November 30at Multnomah A.C.*
W 27-0
January 1, 1917vs. Penn*W 14-027,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Personnel

Roster

Depth chart

Game summaries

Willamette

In their first game of the season the Webfoots defeated the Willamette Methodists by a massive margin of 97-0.

Multnomah Athletic Club

In their second game of the season the Webfoots defeated the Multnomah Athletic Club 28-0, recording their second shutout in as many games.

California

In their first conference game of the season the Webfoots defeated the California Golden Bears 39-14, allowing their only two touchdowns of the season during the game.

Washington

In their first home conference game of the season the Webfoots tied with the Washington Huskies while playing in a heavy downpour that muddied the field.

Washington State

Oregon Agricultural - 21st Civil War

Multnomah Athletic Club

Penn - 3rd Rose Bowl

References

  1. ^ "Football results". Eugene Daily Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 7, 1916. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Football results". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 14, 1916. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Oregon drubs Multnomah". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 15, 1916. p. 1, part 3.
  4. ^ "California is outclassed by Oregon eleven". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. October 21, 1916. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Oregon wins from California". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. October 22, 1916. p. 1, part 3.
  6. ^ "Pigskin warriors to play in rain". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. November 4, 1916. p. 12.
  7. ^ "Final -- Oregon, 0; Washington, 0". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. November 4, 1916. p. 1.
  8. ^ Varnell, George M. (November 6, 1916). "Fumbles feature game at Eugene". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. (game referee). p. 18.
  9. ^ Varnell, George M. (November 11, 1916). "Parson's decision made before last week's game". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. p. 10.
  10. ^ "Huntington's kick puts U. of O. team in lead". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. November 11, 1916. p. 1.
  11. ^ Varnell, George M. (November 13, 1916). "Pullman defense its Achilles heel". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. (game referee). p. 14.
  12. ^ "Oregon leading Aggies in game at Corvallis". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. November 25, 1916. p. 1.
  13. ^ "Oregon defeats O.A.C. grid team". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. November 26, 1916. p. 2, part 3.
  14. ^ "Oregon eleven wins from Club eleven". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. December 1, 1916. p. 2.
  15. ^ "Oregon U. trims Multnomah club". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. December 1, 1916. p. 16.
  16. ^ "Oregon eleven wins, score 14 to 0". Eugene Daily Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. January 1, 1917. p. 1.

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