1897 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1897 Purdue Boilermakers football
1897 Purdue football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1897 record 5–3–1 (1–2 Western)
Head coach William W. Church (1st season)
Captain W. S. Moore
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin $ 3 0 0     9 1 0
Chicago 3 1 0     11 1 0
Michigan 2 1 0     6 1 1
Illinois 1 1 0     6 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     5 3 1
Northwestern 0 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 0 3 0     4 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1897 Western Conference football season. The Boilermakers compiled a 5–3–1 record but were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 108 to 106 in their first season under head coach William W. Church.[1][2][3] W. S. Moore was the team captain.[4]

Players[edit]

  • A. F. Alward - right tackle
  • R. A. Bond, '00 - left tackle
  • C. F. Breen, '98 - center
  • C. E. Doan, '98 - fullback
  • J. W. Esterline - fullback
  • L. W. Goben, '98 - right halfback
  • Herman Hall, '98 - right end
  • F. D. Herbold, '99 - left guard
  • L. F. Johnson, '99 - left end
  • W. S. Moore, '98 - captain and left halfback
  • C. S. Sample, '99 - left tackle
  • R. L. Sears, '98 - quarterback
  • L. B. Webb, '98 - right tackle

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1897 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Purdue 2006 Football Information Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. p. 126. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Purdue 2006 Football Information Guide (Supplemental Material)" (PDF). Purdue University. p. 84 of 97. Retrieved December 29, 2016.