1916 Northwestern Purple football team

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1916 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Western Conference
1916 record 6–1 (4–1 Western)
Head coach Fred J. Murphy (3rd season)
Captain A.H. Henry
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 4 0 0     7 0 0
Northwestern 4 1 0     6 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 3 3 0     3 4 0
Illinois 2 2 1     3 3 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1     4 2 1
Iowa 1 2 0     4 3 0
Indiana 0 3 1     2 4 1
Purdue 0 4 1     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1916 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1916 college football season. In its third season under head coach Fred J. Murphy, the team compiled a 6–1 record and finished in second place in the Western Conference. The team's sole loss was to conference champion Ohio State.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 7Lake Forest*W 26–7
October 21at ChicagoW 10–0
October 28Drake*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 40–6
November 4at Indiana
W 7–0
November 10Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 20–13
November 18Purdue
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 38–6
November 25at Ohio StateL 3–23
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 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.