1889 Purdue football
ConferenceIndependent
1889 record2–1
Head coachGeorge Andrew Reisner (1st season)
CaptainJ. M. Sholl
Seasons
← 1887
1890 →

The 1889 Purdue football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1889 college football season. The team compiled a 2–1 record in the university's second season fielding an intercollegiate football team. Archaeologist and Harvard alumnus, George Andrew Reisner, was the team's coach. The team opened its season on November 16, 1889, with a 34–10 victory over DePauw for the first victory in Purdue football history and the first game played in Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Wabash the following week, 18–4, and concluded its season on November 29 with a 14–0 loss against Butler.[1][2] J. M. Sholl was the team captain.[2]

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DateOpponentSiteResult
November 16DePauwLafayette, INW 34–10
November 23at WabashCrawfordsville, INW 18–4
November 28at ButlerL 0–14

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