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1896 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1896 record4–2–1 (0–2–1 Western)
Head coachSamuel M. Hammond (1st season)
CaptainAlpha Jamison
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 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1896 Western Conference football season. The Boilermakers compiled a 4–2–1 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 122 to 60 in their first season under head coach Samuel M. Hammond. Alpha Jamison was the team captain.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3Greer College*W 36–0
October 10Rush Medical*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 32–4
October 17at MinnesotaMinneapolisL 0–143,500[3]
October 24Michigan
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
L 0–162,000[4]
November 7DePauw*
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 22–0[5]
November 14at Notre Dame *W 28–22[6]
November 26Illinois
  • Stuart Field
  • West Lafayette, IN (rivalry)
T 4–4[7]
  • *Non-conference game

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