::1907 college football season


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The 1907 IAAUS football season saw the increased use of the forward pass, which had been legalized the year before. Football remained a dangerous game, despite the "debrutalization" reforms, and an unprecedented eleven players were killed (9 high school and 2 college), while 98 others were seriously injured.<ref name="NYT-1907-11-24">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> However, there were no serious injuries reported among the major colleges.<ref name="NYT-1907-11-24" /> The Yale Bulldogs, unbeaten with a record of 10-0-1, had the best record. The Helms Athletic Foundation, founded in 1936, declared retroactively that Yale had been the best college football team of 1907.<ref>The 2001 ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac (Hyperion ESPN Books, 2000), p153</ref> Yale and Penn both claim 1907 as a national championship season. While Yale was named as champion by 6 different entities, Penn was not named champion by any. Penn's claim to the championship is only by the university itself.

1907 college football season sections
Intro  Rules  Conference and program changes  September  October  November  Conference standings  References