1904 Northwestern Purple football team

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1904 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1904 record8–2 (1–2 Western)
Head coachWalter McCornack (2nd season)
CaptainHarry Allen
Home stadiumSheppard Field
Seasons
← 1903
1905 →
1904 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 0     13 0 0
Michigan + 2 0 0     10 0 0
Chicago 5 1 1     10 1 1
Illinois 3 1 1     9 2 1
Northwestern 1 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     9 3 0
Iowa 0 3 0     7 4 0
Wisconsin 0 3 0     5 3 0
Indiana 0 3 0     6 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1904 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1904 Western Conference football season. In its second season under head coach Walter McCornack, the team compiled an 8–2 record and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference. The team's sole losses were to Chicago and conference co-champion Minnesota.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Fort Sheridan*
W 17–0
October 1North Central*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 34–0
October 5North Division High*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 18–0
October 8Lombard*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 55–0
October 15Beloit*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 34–0
October 22at ChicagoL 0–32 15,000[3]
October 29DePauw*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 45–0
November 5Wisconsin-Oshkosh*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 97–0
November 12Illinois
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL (rivalry)
W 12–6[4]
November 19vs. MinnesotaL 0–1711,000[5]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1904 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. ^ "Chicago Team Decisively Downs the Northwesterners". The Inter Ocean. October 23, 1904. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Northwestern Defeats the Haughty Illinois". Chicago Tribune. November 13, 1904. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Wins From the Purple". Chicago Tribune. November 20, 1904. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.