Local media felt this team was jinxed, reporting: "Luck broke against our men in almost every game in the shape of injuries, freak plays or unavoidable fumbles at critical moments, which made the team lose the majority of GAMES played."
PLAYERS: Ralph Troge, Tom Foss, Leonard Swanson, Wilbur Crosley, Harold Bartlett, C. Arnold Merkle, Clarence Johnson, John Price, Harold Cochrane, Ward Ashford, Wilford Gigear, William Hohense, Lyle Turner.
W…@Pipestone, Minn., College…49-0
L…@Eastern Normal of Madison…0-12
Coach: Arthur Strum.
Of interest:Northern won the state championship of the Normal schools in South Dakota.
Northern held another fall training camp, this time camping and working out at Tacoma Park in rural Brown County.
Northern lost its team captain to a higher authority. Standout lineman Leonard Swanson could not play because he was serving with the South Dakota National Guard along the Mexican border. School officials tried to free him up for football and school, but the National Guard refused, so Arthur Johnson was named the new Northern captain.
Northern celebrated its first Gypsy Days, making it "a grand success" with a 26-12 win over Madison Normal. To add to the excitement, captain and quarterback Arthur Johnson went back for a pass, but finding all his receivers covered, he ran 80 yards for a touchdown.
PLAYERS: Arthur Johnson, Lippert, Matthews, Vaughan, Kempton, Merkel, Granger, Haring, Semple, Anderson, Cloninger, Hohensee, Thompson, Schutte, Rathbun, Clarence Johnson, Jenson, Richards.