1908 Northwestern Purple football team

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1908 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Western Conference
1908 record 2–2 (0–2 Western)
Head coach Alton Johnson (1st season)
Captain Dave August
Home stadium Northwestern Field
Seasons
← 1905
1909 →
1908 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 5 0 0     5 0 1
Illinois 4 1 0     5 1 1
Wisconsin 2 1 0     5 1 0
Indiana 1 3 0     2 4 0
Purdue 1 3 0     4 3 0
Iowa 0 1 0     2 5 0
Minnesota 0 2 0     3 2 1
Northwestern 0 2 0     2 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1908 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1908 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach Alton Johnson, and following a two-year hiatus in which Northwestern did not field a football team, the Purple compiled a 2–2 record (0–2 against Western Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Western Conference.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 10Northwestern alumni*W 10–6
October 24Beloit*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 44–4
November 7Purdue
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 10–16
November 21at Illinois (rivalry)L 8–14
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1908 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.