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)
Captain Clarence Thorne
Home stadium Sheppard 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][2] 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]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21Northwest Division High*
W 34–0
September 24Englewood High*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 22–0
September 28Hyde Park High*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 18–0
October 1Dixon*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 57–0[3]
October 8Beloit*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 17–11[4]
October 12Hahnemann Medical*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 22–6[5]
October 15College of Physicians & Surgeons*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 11–2[6]
October 18Chicago Athletic Association*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 4–0[7]
October 22at ChicagoL 5–345,000[8]
October 29Lake Forest*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 27–0[9]
November 5Michigan
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 5–6[10]
November 12at MinnesotaL 6–174,000[11]
November 19Armour Institute*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
T 0–0[12]
November 24Wisconsin
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–472,000[13]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1898 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide" (PDF). Northwestern University. p. 106. Retrieved June 16, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Northwestern, 57; Dixon, 0". Chicago Tribune. October 2, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Scare for the Purple". Chicago Tribune. October 9, 1898. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Perry Kicks Two Field Goals". Chicago Tribune. October 13, 1898. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Purple at Its Best". Chicago Tribune. October 16, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Defeat for the C.A.A." Chicago Tribune. October 19, 1898. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Maroons Far the Best". Chicago Tribune. October 23, 1898. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Victory for Northwestern". Chicago Tribune. October 30, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Michigan Wins by One Point". Chicago Tribune. November 6, 1898. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Varsity Boys Win a Splendid Victory". The Minneapolis Tribune. November 13, 1898. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Tie on Sheppard Field". The Inter Ocean. November 20, 1898. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Madison Routs Evanston Team". Chicago Tribune. November 25, 1898. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.