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Year-By-Year Summaries (1910s)

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1910 (0-7)
Head Coach: A.A. Mason

A.A. Mason commenced a three-year reign as head coach and things did not get off to a promising start as Tulane suffered its first losing season since 1906. The team scored only twice and finished 0-7 as the opposition enjoyed a 126-6 edge on the scoreboard.

Date  Opponent              Location           Score  Result
O13   Ole Miss              New Orleans, La.   0-16     L
O26   at Centre             Danville, N.Y.     0-35     L
O29   at Kentucky           Lexington, Ky.     3-10     L
N5    Mississippi State     New Orleans, La.   0-10     L
N12   vs. Auburn            Gulport, Miss.     0-33     L
N19   Alabama               New Orleans, La.   3-5      L
N24   vs. Texas A&M         Houston, Texas     0-17     L

1911 (5-3-1)
Head Coach: A.A. Mason

Coach Mason's program began to take off in year two as the record improved dramatically to 5-3-1. The first four opponents fell by a combined score of 92-0. The Tulane-LSU football rivalry resumed, with the Tigers taking a 6-0 win in Baton Rouge. Semmes Walmsley, a future mayor of New Orleans, captained the team.

Date  Opponent              Location           Score  Result
O12   Mississippi College   New Orleans, La.   10-0     W
O18   UL-Lafayette          New Orleans, La.   27-0     W
O21   Northwestern State    New Orleans, La.   45-0     W
O28   Samford               New Orleans, La.   10-0     W
N4    Sewanee               New Orleans, La.   3-9      L
N11   at Alabama            Birmingham, Ala.   0-22     L
N20   at Misissippi State   Starkville, Miss.  6-4      W
N30   Washington & Lee      New Orleans, La.   5-5      T
D9    at LSU                Baton Rouge, La.   0-6      L

1912 (5-3)
Head Coach: A.A. Mason

Coach Mason established a new longevity record with his third season at the helm and produced another strong team. The squad finished with a 5-3 record and outscored the opposition 216-99. The high point of the season was a 95-0 win over Southwestern Louisiana. The 15 rushing touchdowns and 95 points scored in that game are Tulane's oldest football records.

Date  Opponent              Location               Score  Result
O8    Jefferson             New Orleans, La.       37-0     W
O12   UL-Lafayette          New Orleans, La.       95-0     W
O19   Mississippi College   New Orleans, La.       19-6     W
O26   Samford               New Orleans, La.       35-0     W
N2    Alabama               New Orleans, La.       0-7      L
N9    Mississippi State     New Orleans, La.       27-24    W
N19   at Texas A&M          College Station, Texas 0-41     L
N28   LSU                   New Orleans, La.       3-21     L

1913 (3-5)
Head Coach: A.C. Hoffman

A.C. Hoffman replaced Mason as head coach and Tulane suffered its first losing season since 1910. The squad managed only three points in its five losses. The highlight of the season came in a 12-6 road win over Saint Louis. In that game, Tulane tackle Carl Woodward kicked a 52-yard field goal, a mammoth blast that stood as the school record for 51 years.

Date  Opponent              Location           Score  Result
O11   Jefferson             New Orleans, La.   13-0     W
O18   Mississippi College   New Orleans, La.   3-32     L
O25   Alabama               New Orleans, La.   0-26     L
N1    at Saint Louis        St. Louis, Mo.     12-6     W
N8    at Mississippi State  Starkville, Miss.  0-32     L
N15   Texas State           New Orleans, La.   31-9     W
N22   at LSU                Baton Rouge, La.   0-40     L
N27   Arkansas              New Orleans, La.   0-14     L

1914 (3-3-1)
Head Coach: E.R. Sweetland

E.R. Sweetland took over as head coach and Tulane improved its record to 3-3-1. There was a certain symmetry to the 1914 season as Tulane won its first three, lost three in a row and tied the season finale with LSU. The highlight of the season was an 82-0 thrashing of Centenary.

Date  Opponent              Location           Score  Result
O17   UL-Lafayette          New Orleans, La.   33-0     W
O24   Centenary             New Orleans, La.   82-0     W
O27   Jefferson             New Orleans, La.   24-7     W
O31   at Alabama            Tuscaloosa, Ala.   0-58     L
N7    Ole Miss              New Orleans, La.   6-20     L
N14   at Mississippi State  Jackson, Miss.     0-61     L
N26   LSU                   New Orleans, La.   0-0      T

1915 (4-4)
Head Coach: Clark Shaughnessy

As the storm clouds of war thickened in Europe, Tulane changed coaches again, but this move led to stability. A 23-year-old Minnesotan named Clark Shaughnessy took over the program and went on to become the school's winningest head coach. In his first year he produced Tulane's second consecutive break-even season with a 4-4 record. The first of his Tulane-record 59 wins was a 24-0 verdict over St. Paul in the 1915 season opener.

Date  Opponent              Location           Score  Result
S25   at St. Paul           Unknown            24-0     W
O9    UL-Lafayette          New Orleans, La.   13-0     W
O16   Spring Hill           New Orleans, La.   36-13    W
O23   at Alabama            Tuscaloosa, Ala.   0-16     L
O30   Mississippi College   New Orleans, La.   6-20     L
N13   Samford               New Orleans, La.   32-3     W
N18   at Florida            Gainesville, Fla.  7-14     L
N25   at LSU                Baton Rouge, La.   0-12     L

1916 (4-3-1)
Head Coach: Clark Shaughnessy

Shaughnessy continued to lay his foundation, leading Tulane to a 4-3-1 record. For the third year in a row, Tulane opened with three straight wins, only to struggle toward the end of the season. The season's only tie was with LSU, the second deadlock with the Tigers in three years. Earning his second of three football letters for Tulane that fall was a youngster named Felix Blanchard, whose son, "Doc" Blanchard, won the Heisman Trophy at Army during World War II. The trophy is named for John Heisman, whose Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walloped Tulane 45-0 in 1916.

Date  Opponent                Location           Score  Result
O14   Spring Hill             New Orleans, La.   14-0     W
O21   Jefferson               New Orleans, La.   39-3     W
O27   at Mississippi College  Jackson, Miss.     13-3     W
N4    at Georgia Tech         Atlanta, Ga.       0-45     L
N11   at Rice                 Houston, Texas     13-23    L
N18   Alabama                 New Orleans, La.   33-0     W
N30   LSU                     New Orleans, La.   14-14    T
D9    Georgetown              New Orleans, La.   0-61     L

1917 (5-3)
Head Coach: Clark Shaughnessy

The United States had joined World War I by the time the 1917 football season rolled around and some schools had suspended play. The game went on at Tulane, however, and the team had a new stadium, located on the site of the A.B. Freeman School of Business. Tulane played its first game in the new concrete facility against Washington Artillery, winning 19-0.

The 1917 team won its first four games by a combined score of 131-0 and finished with a 5-3 record. The season ended with a 28-6 win over LSU, as a Tulane line led by Eva Talbot held the Tigers to only one first down.

Date  Opponent              Location                 Score  Result
O6    Jefferson             New Orleans, La.         32-0     W
O13   Spring Hill           New Orleans, La.         28-0     W
O20   at Florida            Gainesville, Fla.        52-0     W
O27   Washington Artillery  New Orleans, La.         19-0     W
N2    at Texas A&M          College Station, Texas   0-35     L
N10   Georgia Tech          New Orleans, La.         0-46     L
N17   Rice                  New Orleans, La.         0-16     L
N29   at LSU                Baton Rouge, La.         28-6     W

1918 (4-1-1)
Head Coach: Clark Shaughnessy

As the World War escalated, Tulane faced mostly military opponents in 1918. The only loss in a 4-1-1 record was to Camp Pike. The Tulane defense shut out four of its six opponents and allowed only 16 points all season. In a 74-0 battering of Southwestern Louisiana, Harold Gentling broke off a 95-yard run, the longest in Tulane history.

Date  Opponent                Location           Score  Result
N2    Camp Shelby             New Orleans, La.   7-0      W
N9    Camp Beauregard         New Orleans, La.   13-6     W
N13   Spring Hill             New Orleans, La.   32-0     W
N16   Camp Pike               New Orleans, La.   7-10     L
N23   Pensacola Navy Base     New Orleans, La.   0-0      T
N28   UL-Lafayette            New Orleans, La.   74-0     W

1919 (6-2-1)
Head Coach: Clark Shaughnessy

World War I ended and the Shaughnessy program picked up speed as the team finished 6-2-1. The win over USL that ended the 1918 season and six wins to open the 1919 campaign were a school record seven wins in a row. A 7-7 tie with Georgia ended the winning streak. After a one-year break due to the war, the Tulane-LSU gridiron series resumed and it would stretch uninterrupted into the 1990s. A 73-0 win over Southwestern Louisiana and a 49-0 win over Mississippi College highlighted the season.

Date  Opponent                Location           Score  Result
O4    Jefferson               New Orleans, La.   27-0     W
O11   UL-Lafayette            New Orleans, La.   73-0     W
O18   at Spring Hill          Jackson, Miss.     21-0     W
O25   vs. Ole Miss            Atlanta, Ga.       27-12    W
N1    vs. Mississippi College Houston, Texas     49-0     W
N8    Florida                 New Orleans, La.   14-2     W
N15   at Georgia              Augusta, Ga.       7-7      T
N22   LSU                     New Orleans, La.   6-27     L
N27   Washington & Lee        New Orleans, La.   0-7      L