1896 Northwestern Purple football team

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1896 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Western Conference
1896 record 6–1–2 (2–1–1 Western)
Head coach Alvin H. Culver (2nd season)
Home stadium Northwestern Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin $ 2 0 1     7 1 1
Michigan 2 1 0     9 1 0
Northwestern 2 1 1     6 1 2
Chicago 3 2 0     15 2 1
Minnesota 1 2 0     8 2 0
Illinois 0 2 1     4 2 1
Purdue 0 2 1     4 2 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1896 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1896 Western Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Alvin H. Culver, and their first as a member of the Western Conference (later known as the Big Ten Conference), the Purple compiled a 6–1–2 record (2–1–1 against conference opponents) and finished in third place in the conference.[1]

Schedule[edit]

  1. October 1, 1896: Englewood High W 20–0
  2. October 3, 1896: Chicago A.C. W 4–0
  3. October 7, 1896: Armour W 42–0
  4. October 10, 1896: Beloit T 6–6
  5. October 17, 1896: Physicians & Surgeons W 16–6
  6. October 24, 1896: Chicago W 46–6
  7. November 7, 1896: @ Illinois W 10–4
  8. November 14, 1896: Chicago L 6–18
  9. November 26, 1896: Wisconsin T 6–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.