1897 Buffalo football team

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1897 Buffalo Bulls football
Conference Independent
1897 record 7–0
Head coach C. W. Dibble (1st season)
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The 1897 Buffalo football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 1897 college football season. Under head coach C. W. Dibble, the team was a perfect 7-0 against collegiate foes and 9-1 overall for the year.[1]

The team beat the Syracuse Orangemen twice during the season.

The Buffalo offense scored 144 points while the defense allowed 12 points.

Regular season[edit]


Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 9 Hamilton Buffalo, NY W 16-6  
October 16 at Niagara Niagara Falls, NY W 32-0  
October 20 Union Buffalo, NY W 26-0  
October 23 Western Reserve Buffalo, NY W 16-4  
November 6 Syracuse Buffalo, NY W 16-0  
November 13 at Syracuse Syracuse, NY W 10-0  
November 25 Hobart Buffalo, NY W 28-0  
daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ "1897 Buffalo Football," University at Buffalo Sports History Collection - February 18, 2013.