The team finished the 1965 season undefeated winning all 9 of their games. 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. In 1890, Amos Alonzo Stagg, a Yale all-American and major league baseball pitching prospect, came to Springfield College (then known as the YMCA Training School) and started the college’s first football team. A grad student in a one-year program to become a YMCA Physical Director, he served as Coach, Manager, Captain, and Player on this original team often called “Stagg’s Eleven” or “The Stubby Christians.” The team finished the first season with a record of 5 wins and 3 losses, playing Yale strongly in the first indoor football game ever played in Madiso
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