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1896 Chicago Maroons football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1896 record15–2–1 (3–2 Western)
Head coachAmos Alonzo Stagg (5th season)
CaptainCharles Foster Roby
Home stadiumMarshall Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 Western Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin 2 0 1     7 1 1
Michigan 2 1 0     9 1 0
Northwestern 2 1 1     6 1 2
Chicago 3 2 0     15 2 1
Minnesota 1 2 0     8 2 0
Illinois 0 2 1     4 2 1
Purdue 0 2 1     4 2 1
† – Conference champion

The 1896 Chicago Maroons football team was an American football team that represented the University of Chicago during the 1896 Western Conference football season. In their fifth season under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, the Maroons compiled a 15–2–1 record, finished in fourth place in the Western Conference with a 3–2 record against conference opponents, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 368 to 82.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12 Englewood HS *W 24–0
September 17 Hyde Park HS *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 24–0
September 19 Wheaton High *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 47–0
September 23 Englewood High *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 12–0
September 26 Eureka *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 46–0
October 3 [[{{{school}}}|Monmouth]] *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 43–0
October 5 Chicago Alumni *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 5–0
October 7 Hahnemann Medical *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 34–0
October 10 Iowa *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 6–0
October 14at Notre Dame * South Bend, INW 18–0
October 17 [[{{{school}}}|Oberlin]] *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 30–0
October 21 Armour *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 36–0
October 24 Northwestern
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
L 6–46
October 31 Illinois
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 12–0
November 7at WisconsinL 0–24
November 10 Lake Forest *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
T 0–0
November 14at NorthwesternW 18–6
November 26 Michigan
W 7–6
  • *Non-conference game

RosterEdit

Player Position
Charles Foster Roby (captain) right tackle
Walter James Cavanagh center
Maurice Gordon Clarke quarterback
Harry Iris Coy right half back
Charles Firth left end
William Thaw Gardner fullback
Ralph C. Hamill right end
Clarence Bert Herschberger left halfback
Walter Scott Kennedy left tackle
Ernest de Koven Leffingwell left end
Theron Ware Mortimer left tackle
Robert Newton Tooker right guard
Jonathan Edward Webb left guard
Herbert Morse Burchard substitute
Frank Clayton Cleveland substitute
George Gilbert Davis substitute
Carr Baker Neel substitute
Victor Washington Sincere substitute


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