1896 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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1896 Vanderbilt Commodores football
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Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record 3–2–2 (3–0–2 SIAA)
Head coach R. G. Acton (1st season)
Captain Phil Connell
Home stadium Dudley Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU + 3 0 0     6 0 0
Georgia + 2 0 0     4 0 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 2     3 2 2
Auburn 3 1 0     3 1 0
Georgia Tech 1 1 1     1 1 1
Texas 1 1 0     4 2 1
Alabama 1 1 0     2 1 0
Kentucky State 1 1 0     3 6 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     3 3 0
Tulane 1 2 0     3 2 0
SW Presbyterian 0 1 0     0 1 0
Nashville 0 1 1     0 1 1
Mercer 0 2 1     0 2 1
Central 0 2 1     0 3 1
Mississippi A&M 0 2 0     0 4 0
Cumberland            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1896 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1896 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team's head coach was R. G. Acton, who was in his first year at Vanderbilt and went on to coach two more. This was the first meeting of Vanderbilt and Kentucky.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 10 Kentucky State Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 6–0    
October 17 at Centre* Danville, Kentucky L 0–46    
October 24 Central (KY) Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee T 0–0    
November 3 at Southwestern Memphis Memphis, Tennessee W 36–0    
November 7 at Missouri* St. Louis, Missouri L 6–26    
November 14 Nashville Dudley Field • Nashville, Tennessee T 0–0    
November 27 at Sewanee Hardee FieldSewanee, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 10–4   3,000
*Non-conference game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-20. Retrieved 2013-08-27.