1890 Northwestern Purple football team

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1890 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Independent
1890 record 4–2–1
Head coach None
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The 1890 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1890 college football season. The team compiled a 4–2–1 record and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 84 to 70. Only two of the seven games were intercollegiate games, a 22–6 victory over Beloit College on November 22, 1890, in Evanston, and a 22–10 victory over Wisconsin on November 27, 1890, in Milwaukee.[1] The game against Wisconsin was the first between Northwestern and another of the teams that would later organize the Big Ten Conference.


  1. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1885-1889)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 12, 2015.