1896 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1896 Purdue Boilermakers football
1896 Purdue football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1896 record 4–2–1 (0–2–1 Western)
Head coach Samuel M. Hammond (1st season)
Captain Alpha Jamison
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 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1896 Western Conference football season. The Boilermakers compiled a 4–2–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 122 to 60 in their first season under head coach Samuel M. Hammond. Alpha Jamison was the team captain.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3Greer College*W 36–0
October 10Rush Medical*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 32–4
October 17at MinnesotaMinneapolisL 0–143,500[3]
October 24Michigan
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–162,000[4]
November 7DePauw*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 22–0[5]
November 14at Notre Dame (rivalry)*W 28–22[6]
November 26Illinois (rivalry)
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
T 4–4[7]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2016 Boilermaker Football Media Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. 2016. p. 87. 
  3. ^ "Purdue Goes Down". The Saint Paul Globe. October 18, 1896. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Purdue's Colors Lowered: Ann Arbor Defeats Hoosier Champions by a Score of 16 to 0". The Indianapolis Journal. October 25, 1896. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Purdue, 22; De Pauw, 0: The Greencastle Boys Unable to Score Against the Lafayette Team". The Indianapolis Journal. November 8, 1896. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Purdue Has Close Call: Notre Dame Makes Five Touchdowns Against Her". Chicago Tribune. November 15, 1896. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Football in Indiana: Great Struggle Between Purdue and Illinois Universities". The Indianapolis Journal. November 27, 1896. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.