1898 Detroit College Tigers football team

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1898 Detroit College Tigers football
Conference Independent
1898 record 5–0
Head coach William S. Robinson (3rd season)
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The 1898 Detroit College Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Detroit College (renamed the University of Detroit in 1911) as an independent during the 1898 college football season. In its third season under head coach William S. Robinson, the team compiled a 5–0 record and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 91 to 12. The team played games against Detroit School for Boys, Irvings, Detroit Alumni, Michigan Military Academy and Mount Clemens High School.[1]


Detroit School for BoysDetroitW 31–0
IrvingsW 5–0
Detroit alumniDetroitW 22–0
November 17at Michigan Military AcademyOrchard Lake, MIW 21–6[2]
November 24at Mount Clements H.S.Mount Clemens, MIW 12–6[3]


  1. ^ "Detroit Yearly Results (1896-1900)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Two Players Injured". The Detroit Free Press. November 18, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "untitled". The Detroit Free Press. November 24, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.