1896 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1896 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
Conference Independent
1896 record 7–2–2
Head coach Martin Bergen (1st season)
Captain Paul Lee Cocke
Home stadium Madison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1895
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 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1896 college football season. Led by first year coach Martin Bergen, the team went 7–2–2 and claims a Southern championship.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 3, 1896 Hampton Athletic Club Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA T 10–10   -
October 10, 1896 Miller School Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 26–2   -
October 14, 1896 at Penn Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA L 0–20   -
October 17, 1896 St. Johns Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 48–0   -
October 21, 1896 at Princeton University FieldPrinceton, NJ L 0–48   -
October 31, 1896 4:00pm[3] VPI Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry) W 44–0   600[3]
November 2, 1896 St. Albans Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 6–0   -
November 11, 1896 vs. VMI Lynchburg, VA W 46–0   -
November 14, 1896 at Hampton Athletic Club T 6–6   -
November 21, 1896 Gallaudet Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA W 6–0   -
November 26, 1896 vs. North Carolina Richmond, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 46–0   -
*Non-conference game.

[4][5]

Season summary[edit]

Week 5: at Princeton[edit]

The Princeton Tigers defeated Virginia 48 to 0, "the game was too one-sided to be interesting."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champions of the South regardless of conference affiliation". 
  2. ^ "The Virginians Are Still Champions". The Times-Picayune. November 27, 1896. p. 8. Retrieved August 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ a b "Foot-Ball in Virginia". The Times. Library of Virginia. November 1, 1896. p. 6. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "1896 Virginia Cavaliers". Archived from the original on November 30, 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "All-time results". Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Athletics at Princeton: A History. p. 374.