1899 Dartmouth football team

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1899 Dartmouth football
Conference Triangular Football League
1899 record 2–7 (0–2 TFL)
Head coach William Wurtenburg (5th season)
Captain Joseph Wentworth
Home stadium Unknown
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1899 Triangular Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wesleyan $ 2 0 0          
Dartmouth 0 2 0     7 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1899 Dartmouth football team represented Dartmouth College in the 1899 college football season. This season was the least successful under Wurtenburg. Of the nine games played during the year, only two were won. The team finished with the worst win percentage (.286) since the 1883 squad went winless, albeit against one team. The season began with easy defeats of Phillips Exeter and Bowdoin College. That luck quickly changed and the team dropped seven straight games. After being shut out by Yale, they lost in a close match to Williams; it was Dartmouth's first Triangular Football League loss since 1892. Following another close loss, to West Point, Dartmouth was defeated by Wesleyan, their other conference opponent, to finish winless in TFL play.[1] The following game was the low point of the season, a 21–0 loss to Harvard. It was the worst defeat by the Crimson in nearly a decade. The year concluded with lopsided defeats by Columbia and Brown.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 Philips Exeter Academy* Unknown • Hanover, NH W 16–5  
October 7 Bowdoin College* Unknown • Hanover, NH W 37–0  
October 14 vs. Yale* Unknown • Newton, MA L 0–16  
October 21 Williams Unknown • Hanover, NH L 10–12  
October 28 at West Point* "The Plain" • West Point, NY L 2–6  
November 4 at Wesleyan Unknown • Middletown, CT L 0–11  
November 11 at Harvard* Soldier Field • Cambridge, MA L 0–21  
November 18 vs. Columbia* Manhattan FieldNew York, NY L 0–22  
November 25 at Brown* Unknown • Providence, RI L 5–16  
*Non-conference game.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2013). "William Wurtenburg coaching record–1899". William C. "Bill" Wurtenburg Records by Year. College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on May 5, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.