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1896 Dartmouth football
TFL champion
ConferenceTriangular Football League
1896 record5–2–1 (2–0 TFL)
Head coachWilliam Wurtenburg (2nd season)
CaptainWalter McCornack
Home stadiumUnknown
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 Triangular Football League standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth 2 0 0     5 2 1
Amherst 1 1 0     3 6 1
Williams 0 2 0     6 4 1
† – Conference champion

The 1896 Dartmouth football team represented Dartmouth College in the 1896 college football season.[1]

The number of games played in 1896 was reduced from the previous season, down to a more normal level of eight. One notable absence from the 1896 schedule was a game against rival Harvard, the only time during Wurtenburg's tenure that the Crimson were not played.[2] The 1896 season was also the most successful, winning percentage-wise during Wurtenburg's time as coach; the team finished the year with a 5–2–1 record and a .688 win percentage, the tenth best record in the country out of the thirty major teams.[3] Following an initial win against the Worcester Athletic Association, the squad suffered back-to-back shutout losses to Yale and Penn. The remainder of the season, however, was highly successful for the team, and they went 4–0–1 in their final five games. This included defeating both Triangular Football League opponents by a combined score of 42–0 for a fourth consecutive championship, and a tie with the Brown team they had lost to the previous year.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3at Worcester A.A.*W 30–0
October 10at Penn*L 0–16
October 17vs. Yale*L 0–42
October 28[[{{{school}}}|Bowdoin]]*W 28–10
November 3at Brown*
  • Unknown
  • Providence, RI
T 10–10
November 14at AmherstW 32–0
November 21Williams
  • Unknown
  • Hanover, NH
W 10–0
November 26Newton A.C.*
  • Unknown
  • Hanover, NH
W 12–6
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1896 Dartmouth College football scores and results Script error. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 4, 2013.
  2. Staff writer (November 13, 1908). "At The Adams House: Harvard-Dartmouth Series". The Dartmouth XXX (15): 184–185. OCLC 6311027.
  3. Staff (2014). "Schedule & Results – 8 Games". 1896 Dartmouth Big Green Schedule and Results. College Football at Sports-Reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/dartmouth/1896-schedule.html. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  4. Staff (2013). "Triangular Football League – Conference Championships". Conference Championships Index. College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140715170823/http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/conference_champs/champions.php?conid=525. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  5. Staff (2013). "William Wurtenburg coaching record – 1896". William C. "Bill" Wurtenburg Records by Year. College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140424193155/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=2585&year=1896. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
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