1898 Northwestern Purple football team

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1898 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Western Conference
1898 record 9–4–1 (0–4 Western)
Head coach W. H. Bannard (1st season)
Home stadium Northwestern Field
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
1898 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 3 0 0     10 0 0
Chicago 3 1 0     14 2 1
Wisconsin 2 1 0     9 1 0
Illinois 1 1 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 1 2 0     4 5 0
Purdue 0 1 0     3 3 0
Northwestern 0 4 0     9 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1898 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1898 Western Conference football season. In their first and only year under head coach W. H. Bannard, the Purple compiled a 9–4–1 record (0–4 against Western Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Western Conference.[1] The team lost all four of its games against Western Conference opponents (Chicago, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) by a combined total of 104 to 16.

Schedule[edit]

  1. September 21, 1898: Northwest Division High, Win, 34-0
  2. September 24, 1898: Englewood High, Win, 22-0
  3. September 28, 1898: Hyde Park High, Win, 18-0
  4. October 1, 1898: Dixon, Win, 57-0
  5. October 8, 1898: Beloit, Win, 17-11
  6. October 12, 1898: Hahnemann Medical, Win, 22-6
  7. October 15, 1898: Physicians & Surgeons, Win, 11-2
  8. October 18, 1898: Chicago A.C., Win, 5-0
  9. October 22, 1898: at Chicago, Loss, 5-34
  10. October 29, 1898: Lake Forest, Win, 27-0
  11. November 5, 1898: Michigan, Loss, 5-6
  12. November 12, 1898: at Minnesota, Loss, 6-17
  13. November 19, 1898: Armour, Tie, 0-0
  14. November 24, 1898: Wisconsin, Loss, 0-47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1898 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.