1898 Purdue Boilermakers football team

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1898 Purdue Boilermakers football
1898 Purdue football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1898 record 3–3 (0–1 Western)
Head coach Alpha Jamison (1st season)
Captain R. L. Spears
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 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1898 Western Conference football season. The Boilermakers compiled a 3–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 37 to 33 in their first season under head coach Alpha Jamison. R. L. Spears was the team captain.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 8Purdue alumni*L 0–6
October 18at Haskell*
W 5–0[3]
October 22Haskell*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 15–0[4]
November 5at Chicago (rivalry)L 0–171,000[5]
November 12Indiana (Old Oaken Bucket)*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 14–0[6]
November 24Oberlin*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–10[7]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1898 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2016 Boilermaker Football Media Guide" (PDF). Purdue University. 2016. p. 87. 
  3. ^ "Indians Play Well: The Game With Purdue Won by That School by a Small Margin". Lawrence Daily Journal. October 19, 1898. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Outplayed by Purdue: Haskell Indians Get Another Whitewashing from Their Old Rivals". The Inter Ocean. October 23, 1898. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Chicago's Work Ragged: Defeats Purdue in a Miserable Exhibition of Football". Chicago Tribune. November 6, 1898. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Purdue Wins from Indiana". Chicago Tribune. November 13, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Oberlin Is Too Strong: Purdue's Line Falls Before the Experienced Men from Ohio". The Inter Ocean. November 25, 1898. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.