1897 Clemson Tigers football team

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1897 Clemson Tigers football
1897 Clemson Tigers football team.png
State champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1897 record 2–2 (0–1 SIAA)
Head coach William M. Williams (1st season)
Captain W. T. Brock
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
Tennessee 1 0 0     4 1 0
Central 1 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 2 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 1 0     2 2 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 4 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson Agricultural College in the 1897 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Tigers completed their season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association[1] with a record of 2–2, with wins over South Carolina and a Charlotte YMCA team, and losses to Georgia and North Carolina.[2] All games were played in the opposing school's home city.[3][4] William M. Williams served as the team's coach for his first season while W. T. Brock was the captain.[5][6] The team was state champion.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 9 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA (Rivalry) L 0–24  
October 23 at Charlotte YMCA* Charlotte, NC W 10–0  
October 25 at North Carolina* Chapel Hill, NC L 0–28  
November 10 at South Carolina* Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 18–6  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ see Glomerata. 1898. p. 94. 
  2. ^ "2016 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE" (PDF). ClemsonTigers.com. Clemson Athletics. 2016. pp. 200–208. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bourret, Tim. "2010 Clemson Football Media Guide" (PDF). Clemson University. p. 202. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Clemson Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ 2010 Media Guide, p. 198
  6. ^ Reel, Jerome. The High Seminary (PDF). pp. 132–133. 
  7. ^ http://www.clemson.edu/cedp/press/pubs/ths-v1/06-ch06.pdf