1901 Northwestern Purple football team

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1901 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Western Conference
1901 record 8–2–1 (3–2 Western)
Head coach Charles M. Hollister (3rd season)
Captain C.E. Dietz
Home stadium Sheppard Field
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
1901 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan + 4 0 0     11 0 0
Wisconsin + 2 0 0     9 0 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     9 1 1
Illinois 4 2 0     8 2 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     8 2 1
Indiana 1 2 0     6 3 0
Purdue 0 3 1     4 4 1
Chicago 0 4 1     8 6 2
Iowa 0 3 0     6 3 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1901 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1901 Western Conference football season. In its third season under head coach Charles M. Hollister, the team compiled an 8–2–1 record and finished in fifth place in the Western Conference. The team's sole losses were to conference co-champion Michigan and Minnesota.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Source
September 18 Fort Sheridan
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 27–0
September 21 North Central
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 30–0
September 28 Lombard
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 47–0
October 5 Lake Forest
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 11–0
October 12 Notre Dame (rivalry)
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 2–0 [3]
October 19 at Michigan L 0–29
October 26 at Illinois (rivalry) W 17–11
November 9 at Chicago W 6–5
November 16 Beloit
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
T 11–11
November 23 Minnesota
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–16
November 28 at Purdue W 10–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1901 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide" (PDF). Northwestern University. p. 106. Retrieved June 16, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Win Game on a Safety". Chicago Tribune. October 13, 1901. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.