1891 Sewanee Tigers football team

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1891 Sewanee Tigers football
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Conference Independent
1891 record 1–2
Head coach F. G. Sweat (1st season)
Captain Alex Shepherd
Home stadium McGee Field
Seasons
1892 →
1891 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Sewanee Tigers football team represented the Sewanee Tigers of Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1891 college football season. In what was the inaugural season of Sewanee football, the Tigers compiled a 1–2 record. The team's quarterback was Ellwood Wilson, considered the "founder of Sewanee football."[1] He had come from Lawrenceville, NJ, where he played football before, to Sewanee in 1889. While introducing the sport to Sewanee, he was forced to use a piece of wood shaped like a football until he found a real one. Sewanee's first intercollegiate game was the first instance of the Sewanee–Vanderbilt rivalry and Vanderbilt's second ever game. The win over Tennessee was that program's first game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 7, 1891 Vanderbilt Hardee FieldSewanee, TN (Rivalry) L 0–22  
November 21, 1891 at Tennessee Chattanooga, TN W 26–0  
November 26, 1891 at Vanderbilt Nashville’s Athletic ParkNashville, TN (Rivalry) L 4–26  
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Founder of Tiger Football Tells How". Sewanee Alumni News. 8 (1): 7. December 1941. 
  2. ^ "2004 Sewanee football media guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-09.