1891 Purdue football
IIAA champion
ConferenceIndiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1891 record4–0 (4–0 IIAA)
Head coachKnowlton Ames (1st season)
CaptainJ. C. Teeters
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1891 IIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Purdue 4 0 0     4 0 0
† – Conference champion

The 1891 Purdue football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1891 college football season. The team compiled a 4–0 record in the university's fourth season fielding an intercollegiate football team.[1] For the 1891 season, Purdue hired Knowlton Ames as its football coach. Ames played for Princeton from 1886 to 1889 and was considered one of the greatest players ever to play college football, after scoring 730 points for Princeton. The 1891 Purdue team shut out all four opponents, outscoring Wabash, DePauw, Indiana, and Butler by a combined score of 194 to 0.[1][2] Purdue's 60–0 victory over Indiana[3] was the first installment in a rivalry which later became noted for the award of the Old Oaken Bucket trophy.

J. C. Teeters was the team captain.[4]


October 24at WabashCrawfordsville, INW 46–0[5]
November 9DePauwLafayette, INW 30–0[6]
November 14Indiana Lafayette, IN (rivalry)W 60–01,200[7]
November 26at ButlerIndianapolisW 58–0[8]


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