1886 Northwestern Purple football team

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1886 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Independent
1886 record 0–1
Head coach None
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The 1886 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1886 college football season. The Northwestern team played only one game, a 32–4 loss at Evanston to a team representing the Harvard School Athletic Club.[1][2] The loss to the Harvard School was only the fourth game played by a Northwestern football team, one game having been played in 1876 and two games having been played six years later in 1882.


October 30Harvard School Athletic clubEvanston, ILL 4–32[1]


  1. ^ a b "Football Notes". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 31, 1886. p. 11. 
  2. ^ "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide" (PDF). Northwestern University. p. 106. Retrieved June 16, 2018.