1896 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team

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1896 Michigan State Normal Normalites football
Conference Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record 5–1 (2–0 MIAA)
Head coach Fred W. Green (1st season)
Captain Benjamin J. Watters
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →

The 1896 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team represented Michigan State Normal School (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1896 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Fred W. Green, the Normalites compiled a record of 5–1, shut out five of six opponents, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 116 to 18. Benjamin J. Watters was the team captain.[1]

As of September 27, 1896, as the football season began, the enrollment at Michigan State Normal School was approximately 800 students.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 27HillsdaleYpsilanti, MIW 18–0[3]
October 3at MichiganL 0–18[4][5]
October 17at Ann Arbor High SchoolAnn Arbor, MIW 30–0[6]
November 7AlbionYpsilanti, MIW 52–0[7]
November 14Detroit Athletic ClubYpsilanti, MIW 10–0[8][9]
November 26Ypsilanti StarsYpsilanti, MIW 6–0[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 158, 170. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The State Normal". Detroit Free Press. September 27, 1896. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Normal Eleven Beat Hillsdale". Detroit Free Press. September 27, 1896. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "They Scored Eighteen: Michigan's Eleven Won the First Game of the Year". Detroit Free Press. October 4, 1896. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Practice with Normal School: Michigan's New Men Put Up a Creditable Game". Detroit Free Press. October 4, 1896. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Football Notes". Detroit Free Press. October 18, 1896. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Normals Took Albion In". Detroit Free Press. November 8, 1896. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "D.A.C. - Toledo Game Off for a Week". Detroit Free Press. November 14, 1896. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Normals' Side of Affair". Detroit Free Press. November 22, 1896. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "In Various Ways: How Normal Students Spent Their Vacation Last Week". Detroit Free Press. November 29, 1896. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.