1889 Purdue football team

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1889 Purdue football
1889 Purdue football team.jpg
Conference Independent
1889 record 2–1
Head coach George Andrew Reisner (1st season)
Captain J. M. Sholl
← 1887
1890 →

The 1889 Purdue football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1889 college football season. The team compiled a 2–1 record in the university's second season fielding an intercollegiate football team. Archaeologist and Harvard alumnus, George Andrew Reisner, was the team's coach. The team opened its season on November 16, 1889, with a 34–10 victory over DePauw for the first victory in Purdue football history and the first game played in Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Wabash the following week, 18–4, and concluded its season on November 29 with a 14–0 loss against Butler.[1][2] J. M. Sholl was the team captain.[2]


November 16DePauwLafayette, INW 34–10
November 23at WabashCrawfordsville, INW 18–4
November 28at ButlerL 0–14


  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "2016 Boilermaker Football Media Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. 2016. p. 87.