1926 Lafayette Leopards Football Team
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1926 Lafayette Leopards Football Team
1926 Lafayette Leopards football
National champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1926 record9-0
Head coach
CaptainFrank Kirkleski
Home stadiumFisher Field
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Lafayette         9 0 0
Brown         9 0 1
NYU         8 1 0
Army         7 1 1
Boston College         6 0 2
Penn         7 1 1
Cornell         6 1 1
Princeton         5 1 1
Carnegie Tech         7 2 0
Syracuse         7 2 1
Villanova         6 2 1
Colgate         5 2 2
Columbia         6 3 0
Pittsburgh         5 2 2
Temple         5 3 0
Penn State         5 4 0
Tufts         4 4 0
Yale         4 4 0
Bucknell         4 5 1
Fordham         3 4 1
Harvard         3 5 0
Rutgers         3 6 0
Drexel         2 5 0
Lehigh         1 8 0
Franklin & Marshall         0 8 1

The 1926 Lafayette Leopards football team was an American football team that represented Lafayette College as an independent during the 1926 college football season. In its third season under head coach Herb McCracken, Lafayette compiled a 9-0 record and shut out five of nine opponents.[1][2] Halfback Frank Kirkleski was the team captain.[3]

Although Alabama and Stanford have been named the 1926 national champion by most selectors, the 1926 Lafayette team was named as the national champion by one selector, Parke H. Davis.[4]

The team played its home games at the Fisher Stadium in Easton, Pennsylvania. Fisher Stadium opened in 1926 with a seating capacity of 13,132.[5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25MuhlenbergW 35-0
October 2Schuylkill
  • Fisher Stadium
  • Easton, PA
W 47-0
October 9at PittsburghW 17-7
October 16Dickinson
  • Fisher Stadium
  • Easton, PA
W 42-13
October 23Albright
  • Fisher Stadium
  • Easton, PA
W 30-7
October 30vs. Washington & JeffersonW 16-1020,000[6]
November 6at Rutgers
W 37-0
November 13Susquehanna
  • Fisher Stadium
  • Easton, PA
W 68-0
November 20Lehigh
  • Fisher Stadium
  • Easton, PA
W 35-0

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References

  1. ^ "goleopards.com 1926 Football Team Bio - Lafayette Leopards Official Athletic Site Lafayette Leopards Official Athletic Site - Maroon Club". goleopards.com.
  2. ^ "2018 Lafayette Football Media Guide" (PDF). Lafayette University. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ 2018 Lafayette Media Guide, p. 129.
  4. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ 2018 Lafayette Media Guide, pp. 6, 73.
  6. ^ "Leopards in Last Minute of Play Overcome Foes From Western Tip of State". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 31, 1926. p. 45 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ https://goleopards.com/sports/football/schedule/1926

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