1919 Connecticut Aggies football team

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1919 Connecticut Aggies football
ConferenceAthletic League of New England State Colleges
Record2–6 (1–2 New England)
Head coach
Home stadiumGardner Dow Athletic Fields
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The 1919 Connecticut Aggies football team represented Connecticut Agricultural College, now the University of Connecticut, in the 1919 college football season. The Aggies were led by first year head coach Roy J. Guyer, and completed the season with a record of 2–6. There was no team in 1917 or 1918 due to World War I.[1] After the first game against New Hampshire, Aggie junior Gardner Dow died of injuries from a tackle he delivered in the fourth quarter. The school would name the Athletic Fields on which many sports competed for him.[2][3][4]


September 27at New HampshireDurham, NHL 0–13
October 4at Massachusetts
L 7–15
October 11at Trinity (CT)*L 0–6
October 18at Stevens*Hoboken, NJL 0–35
October 25at Holy Cross*L 0–69[5]
November 1New York Aggies*
L 7–33
November 8Boston University*
  • Gardner Dow Athletic Fields
  • Storrs, CT
W 7–0
November 22at Rhode Island StateKingston, RI (rivalry)W 7–3
  • *Non-conference game


  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 119. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ Roy, Mark (27 September 2004). "Football Player Gardner Dow Remembered, 85 Years Later". University of Connecticut Advance. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ Anthony, Mike (29 March 2014). "Football Death Of Gardner Dow Silenced UConn Campus In 1919". Hartford Courant. Hartford, CT. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Holy Cross Easy Winner: Runs Ahead 69 to 0 in Game with Connecticut Aggies". The New York Times. October 26, 1919. p. Sports 2 – via Newspapers.com.
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