1891 Western Reserve football
ConferenceOhio Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1891 record6–1 (4–0 OIAA)
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The 1891 Western Reserve football team represented Adelbert College of Western Reserve University—now known as Case Western Reserve University—in the American city of Cleveland, Ohio, during the 1891 college football season. The team outscored opponents by a combined 160–42, led by star players Billy Stage and Tug Wilson. In the short lived conference, the team was a perfect 4–0 in the Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

During the final game of the season, in the first ever match up against rival Case School of Applied Science, Billy Rhodes of Yale and Coach Edward M. Tillinghast of the Cleveland Athletic Club, were the team's first ever coaches.[1]


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1891 Ohio college football conference standings.

October 31at Oberlin*Oberlin, OHL 6–12
November 11at Ohio StateW 58–6
November 12at [[{{{school}}}|Denison]]Granville, OHW 14–10
November 21Oberlin*
W 18–8300[2]
November 26[[{{{school}}}|Kenyon]]
  • YMCA Park
  • Cleveland, OH
W 42–61,200[3]
December 1BuchtelCleveland, OHW forfeit
December 20Case*
  • YMCA Park
  • Cleveland, OH
W 22–01,000[4]
  • *Non-conference game



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