1927 Centenary Gentlemen football team

The 1927 Centenary Gentlemen football team represented the Centenary College of Louisiana during the 1927 college football season. Centenary posted an undefeated 10–0 record and beat four Southwestern Conference schools.[1] It is one of the school's best ever teams.[2]

1927 Centenary Gentlemen football
SIAA co-champion
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1927 record10–0 (4–0 SIAA)
Head coachHomer Norton (2nd season)
1927 SIAA football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Mississippi College + 6 0 0  8 0 0
Chattanooga + 5 0 0  8 1 0
Centenary + 4 0 0  10 0 0
Furman + 3 0 0  10 1 0
Stetson 4 0 1  6 0 1
Georgetown (KY) 1 0 0  1 0 1
Western Kentucky 2 2 0  5 4 0
Presbyterian 2 2 1  3 3 3
Louisville 2 2 0  4 5 0
Louisiana College 1 1 0  1 1 0
Loyola (LA) 1 0 1  1 0 1
The Citadel 2 3 1  3 6 1
Howard (AL) 1 2 1  7 2 2
Florida Southern 2 4 1  2 5 1
Millsaps 1 2 0  1 2 0
Louisiana Tech 1 3 0  3 5 0
Wofford 0 1 0  0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0  1 3 0
Centre 0 1 0  0 3 0
Erskine 0 1 0  0 3 0
Rollins 0 2 0  0 2 0
Union (TN) 0 2 0  0 2 0
Transylvania 0 3 0  0 3 0
SW Louisiana 0 5 0  2 6 1
Newberry 0 6 0  0 8 1
Kentucky Wesleyan 0 0 0  0 0 0
  • + Conference co-champions

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Sam Houston State*Shreveport, LAW 27–04,000[3]
October 1MillsapsShreveport, LAW 26–0
October 8SMU*Shreveport, LAW 21–12
October 15at Florida SouthernLakeland, FLW 26–03,500[4]
October 22at Baylor*W 9–6
October 29Birmingham–Southern*Shreveport, LAW 27–7
November 5at Rice*W 33–7
November 11TCU*Shreveport, LAW 7–3
November 19Louisiana TechShreveport, LAW 33–0
November 24LouisvilleShreveport, LAW 59–2
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. "Centenary College Enjoys Best Season With Ten Victories". The Monroe News-Star. December 5, 1927. p. 10. Retrieved August 6, 2015 via Newspapers.com.
  2. Glory Years of Football, Centenary College of Louisiana, 1922-1942.
  3. "Gents Easy Winners In First Game Of Year". The Times. Shreveport, Louisiana. September 25, 1927. p. 8. Retrieved April 28, 2019 via Newspapers.com .
  4. "Centenary's Early Attack Beats Southern". The Times. Shreveport, Louisiana. October 16, 1927. p. 9. Retrieved April 28, 2019 via Newspapers.com .
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