1893 Carlisle Indians football team

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1893 Carlisle Indians football
Conference Independent
1893 record 2–1
Head coach W. G. Thompson (1st season)
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The 1893 Carlisle Indians football team represented the Carlisle Indians football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School during the 1893 college football season. The sport was reinstituted after a long absence, the Indians were coached by W. G. Thompson in the school's first year of organized intercollegiate football recognized by the NCAA.[1] The Indians were consistently outsized by the teams they scheduled, and they in turn relied on speed and guile to remain competitive, the team compiled a record of 2–1; outscored opponents 60 to 16. Richard Henry Pratt laid out the fundamental rule of Carlisle football; "Promise me that you'll never slug."[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 11 vs. Dickinson School of Law Carlisle, PA L 0–16  
November 11 Harrisburg HS Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 10–0  
November 30 Education Home Indian Field • Carlisle, PA W 5–0  



  1. ^ Official 2007 NCAA Division I Records Book, National Collegiate Athletic Association, p. 399, 2007.
  2. ^ Lars Anderson. Carlisle vs. Army. p. 286. 
  3. ^ Coaching Records Game By Game, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved July 16, 2010.