1911 Kansas Vs. Missouri Football Game
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1911 Kansas Vs. Missouri Football Game

First American Football Homecoming Game
Kansas vs. Missouri
First homecoming football game, 1911
Date November 25, 1911
Season 1911
Stadium Rollins Field
Location Columbia, Missouri
Attendance 10,000+[1]

The 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game was a college football game between the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri played on November 25, 1911[2] at Rollins Field in Columbia, Missouri.[3] It is widely considered, although contested, to be the first college football homecoming game ever played.[1][4][5][6]

The Missouri Tigers, under coach Chester Brewer entered the game with a record of 2 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie.[2] The Kansas Jayhawks, led by Ralph W. Sherwin brought a record of 4 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie.[7] The game ended in a 3-3 tie and was the final game of the season for both schools.[8]

More than 1,000 people gathered in downtown Lawrence, Kansas to watch a mechanical reproduction of the game while it was being played. A Western Union telegraph wire was set up direct from Columbia, with information "broadcast" to Lawrence. A group of people then would announce the results of the previous play and used a large model of a football playing field to show the results. Those in attendance would cheer as though they were watching the game live, including the school's Rock Chalk, Jayhawk cheer.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "The History of Homecoming". Active.com. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records: Game-by-game (Chester L. Brewer, 1911)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "100 years ago: Football fans enjoy mechanized reproduction of KU-MU game". Lawrence Journal-World. November 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011. 
  4. ^ "U celebrates Homecoming Week 2004 : UMNews : University of Minnesota". .umn.edu. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Chrös Mcdougall And Blaine Grider. "Tradition's beginnings mysterious". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Eric J Eckert (2011-09-23). "Vincent's Views". York News-Times. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records: Game-by-game (Ralph Sherwin, 1911)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2011. 
  8. ^ Shaffer, Ian. "Kansas 3 vs Missouri 3". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2011. 

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