1896 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team

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1896 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football
Conference Independent
1896 record 1–2–1
Head coach no coach
Seasons
1897 →
1896 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Virginia         7 2 2
California         6 2 2
Washington Agricultural         2 0 1
Oregon         2 1 0
Utah         3 2 0
Notre Dame         4 3 0
Clemson         2 1 0
Stanford         2 1 1
Washington         2 3 0
Michigan Agricultural         1 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         1 2 0
North Carolina         3 4 1
USC         0 3 0
Indiana State Normal         0 1 0

The 1896 Michigan Agricultural Aggies football team represented Michigan Agricultural College (MAC) in the 1896 college football season. The Aggies compiled a 1–2–1 record.[1] Although teams representing MAC had played two games against nearby Alma College a decade earlier in 1886, the 1896 season was the first in which MAC fielded a varsity football team for a full season of play.

The team opened the season with a 10-0 victory over Lansing High School on September 26, 1896. In the first intercollegiate game of the season, the Aggies lost to Kalamazoo College by a 21 to 0 score on October 17, 1896. The Aggies then played Alma College to a scoreless tie on October 25, 1896, before closing its season with an 18-16 loss to Alma on November 11, 1896. The 1896 Aggies had no coach.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 26Lansing High School
W 10–0[3]
October 17at KalamazooKalamazoo, MIL 0–24
October 25AlmaLansing, MIT 0–0
November 14AlmaAlma, MIL 16–18[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. p. 146. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ 2016 Media Guide, p. 150.
  3. ^ "M.A.C. Juniors Won at Lansing". Detroit Free Press. September 27, 1896. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "The Preachers Were Too Much for the Lansing Farmers". Alma Record. November 20, 1896. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.