1876 Northwestern University football team

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1876 Northwestern football
Conference Independent
1876 record 0–1
Head coach None
1882 →

The 1876 Northwestern University football team represented Northwestern University during the 1876 college football season. The first Northwestern football team played one game, losing to the Chicago Football Club with two goals from touchdown and three touchdowns scored.[1][2]


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
February 22, 1876 Chicago Football Club* Evanston, IL L 0–2   N/A
*Non-conference game.


  1. ^ Larry LaTourette (2005). "Northwestern Wildcat Football". Arcadia Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 0738534331. 
  2. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1875-1879)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 7, 2015.