1919 Northwestern Purple football team

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1919 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1919 record 2–5 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Charlie Bachman (1st season)
Captain Robert Koehler
Home stadium Northwestern Field
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
1919 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois $ 6 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1919 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1919 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach Charlie Bachman, the Purple compiled a 2–5 record (1–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 11DePauw*W 20–0[3]
October 18Wisconsin
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 6–1015,000[4]
October 25at ChicagoL 0–4120,000[5]
November 1at MichiganL 13–1612,000[6]
November 8Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 7–14[7]
November 15Indiana
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 3–2[8]
November 22vs. Rutgers*L 0–2815,000[9]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1919 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. ^ Evan Stone (October 12, 1919). "Purple, Forced to Play Real Ball, Beats De Pauw, 20-0". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ Quin A. Ryan (October 19, 1919). "Badgers Triumph Over Purple". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ Harvey T. Woodruff (October 26, 1919). "Maroon Team Swamps Purple, 41-0". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ Walter Eckersall (November 2, 1919). "Brilliant Rally by Wolverines Defeats Purple". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ Walter Eckersall (November 9, 1919). "Purple Eleven Drops Hot Tilt to Iowans, 14-7". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ Walter Eckersall (November 16, 1919). "Purple Upsets Indiana, 3-2, in Final Period". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Rutgers Gives Her Greatest Exhibition of Football Power in Crushing Strong Northwestern Eleven, 28 to 0". The Sunday Times. November 23, 1919. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.