1891 Purdue football team

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1891 Purdue football
1891 Purdue football team.jpg
IIAA champion
Conference Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1891 record 4–0 (4–0 IIAA)
Head coach Knowlton Ames (1st season)
Captain J. C. Teeters
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 IIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Purdue $ 4 0 0     4 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1891 Purdue football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1891 college football season. The team compiled a 4–0 record in the university's fourth season fielding an intercollegiate football team.[1] For the 1891 season, Purdue hired Knowlton Ames as its football coach. Ames played for Princeton from 1886 to 1889 and was considered one of the greatest players ever to play college football, after scoring 730 points for Princeton. The 1891 Purdue team shut out all four opponents, outscoring Wabash, DePauw, Indiana, and Butler by a combined score of 194 to 0.[1][2] Purdue's 60–0 victory over Indiana[3] was the first installment in a rivalry which later became noted for the award of the Old Oaken Bucket trophy.

J. C. Teeters was the team captain.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 24at WabashCrawfordsville, INW 46–0[5]
November 9DePauwLafayette, INW 30–0[6]
November 14Indiana (rivalry)Lafayette, INW 60–01,200[7]
November 26at ButlerIndianapolisW 58–0[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Purdue Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Purdue 2006 Football Information Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. p. 126. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Purdue Shuts Down Bloomington". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 15, 1891. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "2016 Boilermaker Football Media Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. 2016. p. 87. 
  5. ^ "Wabash Terribly Trounced". The Indianapolis Journal. October 25, 1891. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "DePauws Were Not In It". The Indianapolis Journal. November 10, 1891. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Score Only 60 to 0". The Indianapolis Journal. November 15, 1891. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Purdue's Giants Avenge All Past Defeats at Butler's Hands". The Indianapolis News. November 27, 1891. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.