1902: Not Quite Living up to Expectations

With the Bulldogs claiming two victories in 1901, football frenzy reached a fever pitch in Starkville, but as so many fans of the Maroon and White know all too well, sometimes, the squad does not quite live up to the hype.

In 1902, the Aggies brought on their fourth coach in as many seasons, L. L. Gwinn. His tenure would only last one year as Mississippi A & M regressed in his time in Starkville.

Playing at the Starkville Fairgrounds, the Aggies opened the seasons with two home losses, a 15-6 loss to Cumberland and a 21-0 loss to Ole Miss. If the name Cumberland sounds familiar to you, it is probably because they suffered a 222-0 defeated to Georgia Tech in 1916.

In the third game of the season, the Aggies traveled to Tulane and fought to a 11-11 tie. The next week, Mississippi A&M strolled over to Alabama and dropped a 27-0 decision, marking the third straight time they shut out the Aggies.

The fifth game for the Aggies marked their only win of the season, a 26-0 victory over Howard. The celebrations did not last long as Mississippi A&M fell at home on a Thursday night to LSU 6-0.

As has been the case many times, the Maroon and White faithful left the season with shattered and tattered dreams.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

You must be a member of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. You should read them.

Join For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

You must be a member of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker