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Every Iowa State Football Game Ever: The 1910s

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Nile Kinnick’s father, Nile, lettered at Iowa State in 1913 and 1914.

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Photo from Iowa State’s 16-0 win at Iowa in 1915.

What’s interesting in this decade? Well, two MVIAA conference titles in 1911 and 1912 and a new stadium, called New State Field (until 1938, when it became Clyde Williams Field) opened up in 1915.

This stadium was located on “a coveted prize orchard of the Horticultural Department,” the 2006 Iowa State Media Guide said.


Here are the notable rule changes that happened during the decade:

1910: Seven players required on line.

1910: Pass interference does not apply 20 yds. beyond the line of scrimmage. Passer must be 5 yds. behind line of scrimmage. One forward pass permitted during each down.

1911: Illegal to conceal ball beneath player’s clothing.

1912, The Ball: 28 - 28 1/2 inches around ends, 22 12 - 23 inches around middle, weight 14-15 ounces.

1912, Field Dimensions: 120 yds. by 53 1/3 yds., including two 10 yd. end zones.

1912, Scoring: Touchdown six points.

1914: Roughing the passer penalty added.

1915: Numbering of players recommended.


Winsipedia Win Percentage Line Chart:


1910 (4-4)

1912 Bomb

Coe - Recap.

at Minnesota - Recap Part One, Recap Part Two and Recap Part Three.

Des Moines College - Recap.

at Mizzou - Play by Play.

Morningside - Recap.

Iowa - Electric Sign “BEAT IOWA”, Low Resolution Game Photo, Game Program and Summary.

at Nebraska - Game Action Photo Postcard (Ames is in White), Ames Kickoff to Nebraska Action Photo (Jared’s note: look where the fans parked their cars in this photo!) and Recap.

at Drake - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

Game action during Coe or Des Moines College as seen on a postcard postmarked October 20, 1910.
Worthpoint

1911 (6-1-1)

MVIAA Co-Champion

at Minnesota - Recap. (Jared’s note: Billingsley Report named Minnesota a national champion, I don’t believe they claim it.)

Coe - Recap.

at Mizzou - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

at Grinnell - Recap.

Nebraska - Omaha World-Herald Recap and Lincoln Star Recap.

Cornell College - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

at Iowa - Game Action Postcard, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two and Recap Part Three.

at Drake - Recap, Summary Part One and Summary Part Two.


1912 (6-2)

MVIAA Co-Champion

at Minnesota - Hayward Rushes Against Ames (Gophers) Photo, Another Cool Photo, Recap Part One with Stats and Recap Part Two.

Simpson - Recap.

at Mizzou - Preview, Baroness Bertha von Suttner Recap, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two and Recap Part Three. (Jared’s note: Baroness von Suttner (1843-1914) was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, when she did in 1905.)

Grinnell - Recap Part One, Recap Part Two and Recap Part Three.

Morningside - Recap Part One?. (Jared’s note: Page Four just previews the game against Iowa)

at Cornell College - Recap Pages from Cornellian.

Iowa - Photos, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two and PxP Part One, PxP Part Two and Notes.

at Drake - Photos, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, PxP Part One, PxP Part Two, PxP Part Three, Notes Part One and Notes Part Two.


1913 (4-4)

at Grinnell - Recap.

at Minnesota - Photo, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, PxP Part One, PxP Part Two, PxP Part Three and Stats.

at Washington (MO) - Recap Daily Gate City (Keokuk) and Recap St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Mizzou - Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, PxP Part One, PxP Part Two and PxP Part Three.

Nebraska - Huskermax, Omaha World-Herald Recap, PxP Part One and PxP Part Two.

Cornell College - Preview on this page and the last page of Cornellian and Recap on this page and the last page of Cornellian.

at Iowa - Recap Page One, Recap Page Three Part One, Recap Page Three Part Two, Play by Play and excerpts from Game Program.

at Drake - Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, Photos, Play by Play First Quarter-Most of Third Quarter, Remainder of Third Quarter-Most of Fourth Quarter and End of Game.


1914 (4-3)

Coe - Preview and Recap.

at Minnesota - Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, Lineup and Both Head Coaches Comment, Play by Play Part One and Play by Play Part Two.

at Mizzou - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

O31 at Nebraska - Game Program Cover and Omaha World-Herald Recap and Play by Play.

Cornell College - Ames Evening Times Recap. (Jared’s note: Nice.)

Iowa - Play by Play, Recap Part One

at Drake - Photos, Stats, Play by Play, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two and Recap Part Three.


1915 (6-2)

Ellsworth - Preview and Not a Recap, But Shows the 31-0 Scoreline.

Simpson - Recap.

at Minnesota - Durwood “Dury” Moss of Ames Throws a Pass Photo, Photo, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, Recap Part Three and Ten Minute Quarters, Please?

Mizzou - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

Nebraska - Game Action Photo No. 1, Game Action Photo No. 2, Omaha World-Herald Recap, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, Recap Part Three and Souvenir Postcard to Keep Track of Score

Morningside - Ames Stars Who Played Against Maroons (Photo) and Recap.

at Iowa - Rest in Peace Robert Clark (See Cover Photo), Recap Part One (and Stats!), Recap Part Two and Recap Part Three.

(Jared’s note: this postcard showing Iowa’s field (in color!) from 1915 shows a team wearing a dark red, Iowa State was the only team to play at Iowa that season who had red as a color. Perhaps this is a vintage look at a Cy-Hawk game?)

at Drake - Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, Stats and Play by Play.


1916 (5-2-1)

Individual photos of some members on the team.

Northern Iowa - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

Highland Park - Preview and Recap.

Kansas - Two Game Action Photos and Recap.

at Mizzou - DMR Recap “Ames Robbed of Victory”, Recap Part One (Evening Missourian), Recap Part Two (Evening Missourian), Recap Part Three (Evening Missourian), Recap Part Four (Evening Missourian), PxP Part One (Evening Missourian), PxP Part Two (Evening Missourian) and PxP Part Three (Evening Missourian).

at Nebraska - Recap.

Morningside - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

Iowa - Souvenir Scorecard, Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

at Drake - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

Season scrapbook put together by a fan featuring tickets from the Iowa and Kansas games.


1917 (5-2)

1919 Bomb

Simpson - Recap.

Coe - Ames Evening Times Recap.

Mizzou - Page One Recap, Page Two Recap and Play by Play.

at Kansas - Recap.

Kansas State - Recap Page One, Recap Page Two Part One and Recap Page Two Part Two.

at Iowa - Recap.

at Drake - Ames Evening Times Recap.


The 1920 Victory Bomb

1918 (0-3)

Camp Dodge - Recap.

at Iowa - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two and Individual Photos of Players.

at Kansas State - Recap.

*No league standings; Spanish Flu, WWI

Original Schedule:

October 5: at Illinois

October 12: Cornell College

October 19: at Mizzou

October 26: Kansas

November 2: OPEN

November 9: OPEN

November 16: Iowa

November 28 at Drake - Cancelled due to five(?) inches of snow.


1919 (5-2-1)

All-American: Dick Barker (Offensive Guard)

1921 Bomb

Coe - Recap.

Grinnell - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.

at Mizzou - Photo Postcard, “‘Shorty’ Gets Away” Photo Postcard and Recap.

Kansas - Recap Part One and Recap Part Two and Play by Play.

at Nebraska - Ames Stars Who Humbled Huskers (Photo), Play by Play and Recap.

Kansas State - Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, Recap Part Three, PxP Part One and PxP Part Two.

at Iowa - Photos, Photo, Recap Part One, Recap Part Two, PxP Part One, PxP Part Two and PxP Part Three.

at Drake - Photos, Photo, Recap Part One and Recap Part Two.