1899 Detroit College football team

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1899 Detroit College football
Conference Independent
1899 record 5–0
Head coach William S. Robinson (4th season)
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The 1899 Detroit College football team was an American football team that represented Detroit College (renamed the University of Detroit in 1911) as an independent during the 1899 college football season. In its fourth season under head coach William S. Robinson, the team compiled a 5–1–1 record and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 101 to 15. The team's sole loss came against the Detroit Athletic Club reserves. Its victories were against Detroit School for Boys, Detroit Central High School, Detroit Monroe High School, Gutchess Business College and the Detroit Alumni.[1]


Detroit Central H.S.DetroitT 5–5
October 5Detroit School for Boys
  • Detroit Athletic Club grounds
  • Detroit
W 12–0[2]
Detroit Central H.S.DetroitW 11–0
November 2Monroe High SchoolMonroe, MIW 17–0[3]
November 9Detroit Athletic Club reserves
  • Detroit Athletic Club grounds
  • Detroit
L 0–10[4]
Gutchess Business CollegeW 50–0
November 30Detroit alumniW 6–0[5]


  1. ^ "Detroit Yearly Results (1896-1900)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Detroit College Won a Good Game Yesterday". The Detroit Free Press. October 6, 1899. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Detroit College Downed Monroe Easily". The Detroit Free Press. November 3, 1899. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Reserves Won a Good Game". The Detroit Free Press. November 10, 1899. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Thanksgiving Game at Bennett Park". The Detroit Free Press. November 26, 1899. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.