1965 Springfield College Football Season
- 1965 Springfield College Football Season
A series of clips from various games throughout the 1965 football season at Springfield College. The clip shows the Pride, then called the Chiefs, scoring touchdowns in various games throughout the season. The video cuts out briefly around the 09:39 mark until the 09:48 mark. The 1965 season was coached by Ted Dunn in his 8th season as head coach. Dunn coached the team for 18 seasons; however, the 1965 season stands out. The team, led by quarterback Jim Bennett and team captains Gary Wilcox and Scott Taylor, finished the season undefeated winning all 9 of its games. This is the first time that a team in Springfield College football history finished a season with an undefeated record. The only other team that came close to accomplishing this feat was Ossie Solem's 1956 team, but ended the season with 8 wins and 1 tie against Brandeis. In the only undefeated season in Springfield College football history, the chiefs outscored opponents 252-87. In one of their “best games of the year”, they defeated Northeastern with a final score of 16-14 in front of 12,000 fans. The team was named New England College Division Champions and Dunn was named New England College Division Coach of the Year.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Football Team Papers;
Dunn, Edward (Ted)
- DVD; 18:49
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