When were the first and last football games for Columbia University/University of Portland?
First football game — October 11, 1902 Columbia University (5) vs Bishop Scott Academy (15)
Last football game — November 19, 1949 University of Portland (35) vs Lewis and Clark College (20)
Football on the Bluff began with a loss and ended with a win for the University. The program ran consecutively except during the war years, 1943, 1944, 1945. The overall record for Columbia Cliffdwellers/University of Portland Pilots Football — 150 wins; 136 losses; and 33 ties.
For more about the University’s football program, visit our online exhibit at: https://sites.up.edu/museum/exhibits/football/
and also see football memorabilia and photographs in person in the University’s Museum and Archives on campus in Shipstad Hall.