Cumberland, from Tennessee, failed to score at all, leading the most lopsided score in the history of the sport: 0 – 222. The college had already discontinued its football program, but were not allowed to back out of the game.
On the 21st of March, 1925, the Butler Act, a Tennessee law banning the teaching of evolution, and forcing public school teachers to acknowledge the Biblical account of the origin of humankind, came into effect.
Signed into law by Austin Peay, the Governor of Tennessee, it was infamously challenged in court a few weeks afterwards.
At least several hundred people were killed. 387 Federal soldiers were killed, and 112 went missing. However, as most Confederate units did not submit a report of the battle, their losses are unknown. It is generally assumed their losses were greater.