1921 Northwestern Purple football team

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1921 Northwestern Purple football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1921 record 1–6 (0–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Elmer McDevitt (2nd season)
Captain Jack Hathaway
Home stadium Northwestern Field
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa $ 5 0 0     7 0 0
Chicago 4 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     5 1 1
Michigan 2 1 1     5 1 1
Indiana 1 2 0     3 4 0
Minnesota 2 4 0     3 4 0
Illinois 1 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1921 Purple Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1921 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Elmer McDevitt, the Purple compiled a 1–6 record (0–5 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 24Beloit*L 0–7[3]
October 1at ChicagoL 0–41[4]
October 8at MinnesotaL 0–28[5]
October 15Wisconsin
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–27[6]
October 29DePaul*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 34–0[7]
November 5at PurdueL 0–3[8]
November 19Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–14[9]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1921 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. 107. Retrieved June 16, 2018. 
  3. ^ Walter Eckersall (September 25, 1921). "Umble Upsets Purple Eleven as Beloit Wins". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ Harvey T. Woodruff (October 2, 1921). "Maroons' Attack Smothers Purple". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ James Crusinberry (October 9, 1921). "Purple Beaten by Strong Team of Gophers, 28-0". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ Harvey Woodruff (October 16, 1921). "Badger Attack Topples Purple in 27 to 0 Game". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "New Attack by Purple Upsets De Paul by 34-0". Chicago Tribune. October 30, 1921. p. II-2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Miller Gives Purdue 3-0 Win Over Northwestern". The Indianapolis Star. November 6, 1921. pp. 25–26 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ Walter Eckersall (November 20, 1921). "Purple Eleven Holds Hawkeyes to 14-0 Victory". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.