Since kickoff times were not standardized in 1920, it is unknown if this game or the Muncie–Rock Island game is the first game played.

[19] The Triangles scored two passing touchdowns in the final 10 minutes of the game; the first was caught by Dave Reese, and the second was caught by Roudebush. SRS: 10.21 (6th of 14), SOS: -0.46 More Team Info. On their final possession of the half, they traveled to the Triangles' four-inch line, but the referee signaled to end the first half.

The game could have been classified as a World Championship, but the APFA had widened its battlefield with the Buffalo All-Americans and the Decatur Staleys still in contention for the APFA trophy.

[12] Pollard returned a punt for a touchdown in the first quarter and had one receiving touchdown in the third quarter from King,[citation needed] and the Triangles received their second loss of the year. 1920 Dayton Triangles Starters, Roster, & Players. [18] The lone score in the first quarter came from a fumble recovery by George Roudebush, who returned it for a touchdown. [11], The Triangles' opening game against the Columbus Panhandles is considered by football historians to be the first football game between two APFA teams. 1920 Dayton Triangles football team scores, roster and statistics. The Triangles scored three touchdowns in the second quarter: a 50-yard receiving touchdown from Mahrt, a 35-yard receiving touchdown from Reese, and a rushing touchdown from Partlow. SRS: 10.21 (6th of 14), SOS: -0.46 More Team Info. [14] Before halftime, the Triangles' back Al Mahrt completed a 30-yard pass to end Dutch Thiele to give the Triangles possession on the 5-yard line. The Triangles finished the season with a 5–2–2 record, which earned them sixth place in the APFA standings. [citation needed] But the Triangles came back in the second quarter,[17] scoring twice: Bacon had a four-yard rushing touchdown, and end Dave Reese had a 50-yard receiving touchdown.

[14] Soon after, back Lou Partlow had a succession of runs which resulted in a touchdown. The Dayton Triangles of the American Professional Football Association ended the 1920 season with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses, finishing sixth in the APFA. Expected W-L: 8.3-0.7. Click on column headings to sort. [20] The game started out with three scoreless quarters until Rip King threw a 15-yard passing touchdown in the fourth quarter to Frank McCormick. [citation needed] Sacksteder caught a receiving touchdown from Roudebush to put the Triangles up 28–0 at halftime. Hockey Stats - NHL - WHA - Minor League Hockey - Search [citation needed], In week nine, the Triangles played against the Akron Pros. Nelson Talbot coached the team. Record: 5-2-2, 6th in APFA (Schedule and Results) Coach: Nelson Talbot (5-2-2) Points For: 150 (16.7/g) 3rd of 14. September 11, 2020 - With last night's opener. The 1920 Dayton Triangles season was the franchise's inaugural season in the American Professional Football Association (AFPA)—later named the National Football League.

The Hammond Pros were the Triangles' next opponent. Coming off their first loss of the season, the Triangles played against the Detroit Heralds. [19] In the fourth quarter, Ed Novack and Arnold Wyman for the Independents left the game due to injury. … Copyright © 2020 Stats Crew, American Professional Football Association (, Stats Crew - The Home of Sports Statistics. After the 1919 season, representatives of four Ohio League teams—the Canton Bulldogs, the Cleveland Tigers, the Dayton Triangles, and the Akron Pros—called a meeting on August 20, 1920, to discuss the formation of a new league. This game is considered the first league game where two APFA teams played against each other. Australian Football Stats - Australian Football Search Basketball Stats - NBA - ABA - WNBA/Women's - G-League/D-League - Minor League Basketball - Search Representatives of the Buffalo All-Americans and Rochester Jeffersons could not attend the meeting, but sent letters to Hay asking to be included in the league. Lacrosse Stats - MLL - NLL - Lacrosse Search 1920 Dayton Triangles Roster American Professional Football Association (APFA) Team Record: 5-2 Finished 6th in the APFA: Coach: Nelson Talbot (5-2-2) 1920 Dayton Triangles Statistics 1920 Dayton Triangles Game-by-Game Results. [citation needed] In the next quarter, Wehringer for the Celts ran an interception back for a touchdown. [14] Four consecutive run plays carried them to midfield. At that meeting, held at Bulldogs owner Ralph Hay's Hupmobile showroom in Canton, representatives of the Rock Island Independents, the Muncie Flyers, the Decatur Staleys, the Racine Cardinals, the Massillon Tigers, the Chicago Cardinals, and the Hammond Pros agreed to join the league. The Dayton Triangles of the American Professional Football Association ended the 1920 season with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses and 2 ties, finishing sixth in the APFA. Points Against: 54 (6.0/g) 9th of 14.

At the meeting, they tentatively agreed on a salary cap and pledged not to sign college players or players already under contract with other teams. After a six-game winning streak, the Triangles faced their first loss of the season to the future champions, the Akron Pros. [19] On that possession, Bacon scored a rushing touchdown. Record: 5-2-2, 6th in APFA (Schedule and Results) Coach: Nelson Talbot (5-2-2) Points For: 150 (16.7/g) 3rd of 14. [13] The Triangles' defense made a goal-line stand in the second quarter while the Panhandles had the ball on the 3-yard line. Home Teams Players Coaches Drafts Awards Leaders Contact. 1920 Dayton Triangles Statistics 1920 Dayton Triangles Results.

[citation needed], In week eight, the Triangles played against the Rock Island Independents. [citation needed] Fritz Pollard, a future Hall-of-Famer, rushed for a 17-yard touchdown, and Charlie Copley made one extra point and missed another one to beat the Triangles 13–0 and give the Triangles their first loss of the season. [citation needed] Dick Abrell contributed in the second quarter, as he scored a rushing touchdown. The Independents had six players returning from injuries this game. [20] 5,000 fans showed up for the game. The Celts were not directly affiliated with the APFA and did not join the league until the following season. [17], The Cincinnati Celts were the next opponent for the Triangles. [14] The Triangles failed to convert, however, as time ran out. Bacon contributed to every point in the first quarter; he first a 3-yard rushing touchdown, and followed up by a catching a receiving touchdown. Next Season. No players were awarded with the first team All-Pro award, Norb Sacksteder made the second team, and Frank Bacon made the third team.

In the first quarter, Mahrt had a one-yard rushing touchdown. The Dayton Triangles finished 5–2–1 in their 1919 season in the Ohio League.