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1891 West Virginia Mountaineers football
ConferenceIndependent
1891 record0–1
Head coachFrederick Lincoln Emory (1st season)
CaptainRobert F. Bivens
Home stadiumShow Lot
Seasons
1893 →
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 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1891 college football season. Led by Frederick Lincoln Emory in his first and only year as the Mountaineers' head coach, this was the first West Virginia Mountaineers football team. They lost the only game they played Washington & Jefferson, 72–0, at the Show Lot in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
November 28Washington & JeffersonL 0–72250[1]

Players

The inaugural 1891 roster featured fourteen lettermen.[3]

  • Robert F. Bivens, Washington, D.C. – Back
  • N. B. Blake, Cox Landing, West Virginia – Guard
  • Alpheus Edward Boyd, Uniontown, Pennsylvania – End
  • George M. Ford, Masontown, West Virginia – Center
  • John "Butch" Hackney, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Gory Hogg, Sewell Station, West Virginia – Quarterback
  • John Thomas Holbert, Watson, West Virginia
  • Edward Hortman, Tunnelton, West Virginia
  • John W. Hughes, Troy, West Virginia – Guard
  • Samuel Jenkins, Grafton, West Virginia – Tackle
  • George H. A. Kunst, Pruntytown, West Virginia – Guard
  • Andrew Price, Marlinton, West Virginia – Tackle
  • Andrew Brown Smith, Uniontown, Pennsylvania – End
  • William G. Swaney, New Cumberland, West Virginia

References

  1. "WVU Series Record vs. Washington & Jefferson Presidents". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/opp.php?team_id=308&opp_id=948. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  2. "WVU 1891 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/schedule.php?team_id=308&season=1891. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  3. "WVU 1891 Roster". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://wvustats.com/football/roster.php?team_id=308&season=1891. Retrieved March 20, 2012.

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