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1891 Sewanee Tigers football
ConferenceIndependent
1891 record1–2
Head coachF. G. Sweat (1st season)
CaptainAlex Shepherd
Home stadiumHardee Field
Seasons
1892 →
1891 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Georgetown         2 2 0
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Sewanee Tigers football team represented the Sewanee Tigers of Sewanee: The University of the South during the 1891 college football season. In the inaugural season of Sewanee football, the Tigers compiled a 1–2 record. The team's quarterback was Ellwood Wilson, considered the "founder of Sewanee football."[1] He had come from Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he played football before, to Sewanee in 1889. While introducing the sport to Sewanee, he was forced to use a piece of wood shaped like a football until he found a real one. Sewanee's first intercollegiate game was the first instance of the Sewanee–Vanderbilt rivalry and Vanderbilt's second ever game. The win over Tennessee was that program's first game.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 7VanderbiltL 0–22
November 21at TennesseeChattanooga, TNW 26–0
November 26at VanderbiltL 4–26

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