1896 Arkansas Industrial Cardinals football
1896 record2–1
Head coachJohn C. Futrall (3rd season)
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The 1896 Arkansas Industrial Cardinals football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1896 college football season. During the 1896 season, Arkansas again played two games against Fort Smith High School. Arkansas won both games by scores of 10–0 and 6–2. On October 24, 1896, Arkansas played the second intercollegiate football game in program history, facing the team from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri. Drury defeated Arkansas by a 34–0 score.

The roster of the 1896 football team included the following players: H. Y. Fishback (captain); L. R. Putnam; Frank James; T. O. Potts; R. P. Rutherford; V. V. Allen; E. Carter; J. W. Pollard; A. J. McDaniel; L. G. Crowley; J. Mitchell; G. W. Gunnel; F. Horsfall; L. F. Owens; and T. A. Edwards. John C. Futrall was the team's "manager", and B. N. Wilson was the "trainer".[1]


October 3Fort Smith HSFayetteville, ARW 10–0
October 10at Fort Smith HSFort Smith, ARW 6–2
October 24at DrurySpringfield, MOL 0–34


  1. "The Cardinal" (Arkansas Industrial yearbook), 1897.

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