1899 Northwestern Purple football team

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1899 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Western Conference
1899 record 7–6 (2–2 Western)
Head coach Charles M. Hollister (1st season)
Captain Harry Little
Home stadium Northwestern Field
Seasons
← 1898
1900 →
1899 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 4 0 0     16 0 2
Wisconsin 4 1 0     9 2 0
Northwestern 2 2 0     7 6 0
Michigan 1 1 0     8 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     4 4 1
Minnesota 0 3 0     6 3 2
Illinois 0 3 0     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1899 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1899 college football season. In their first year under head coach Charles M. Hollister, the Purple compiled a 7–6 record (2–2 against Western Conference opponents) and finished in third place in the Western Conference.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21NU Dental*
W 24–0
September 23Englewood High School*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 29–0[3]
September 30Northwestern alumni*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
L 0–18
October 7Rush Medical*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
L 0–6
October 14at WisconsinL 0–38[4]
October 21at Beloit*Beloit, WIL 0–11
October 25Lake Forest*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 16–0
October 28at Notre Dame (rivalry)*L 0–12[5]
November 4at MinnesotaW 11–53,000[6]
November 11at ChicagoL 0–76[7]
November 18Indiana*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 11–6< 1,000[8]
November 25Purdue
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 29–0[9]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1899 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. ^ "Cannot Score on the Purple: Northwestern Runs Up 29 Points Against Englewood". The Inter Ocean. September 24, 1899. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Badgers' Easy Victory: Defeat Northwestern by an Overwhelming Score". Chicago Tribune. October 15, 1899. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Notre Dame Is Winner: Defeats Northwestern Eleven by Two Touchdowns". Chicago Tribune. October 28, 1899. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Purple Wins at Last: Northwestern Team Proves Victorious Over Minnesota". Chicago Tribune. November 5, 1899. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Purple Team Is Crushed: Northwestern Beaten by Chicago 76 Points to Zero". Chicago Tribune. November 12, 1899. p. 17. 
  8. ^ "Purple Team Wins: Indiana Defeated by Northwestern Football Players". Chicago Tribune. November 19, 1899. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Purple Defeats Purdue". Chicago Tribune. November 26, 1899. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com.