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1896 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1896 record3–2–2 (3–0–2 SIAA)
Head coachR. G. Acton (1st season)
CaptainPhil Connell
Home stadiumDudley Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU § 3 0 0     6 0 0
Georgia § 2 0 0     4 0 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 2     3 2 2
Auburn 3 1 0     3 1 0
Georgia Tech 1 1 1     1 1 1
Texas 1 1 0     4 2 1
Alabama 1 1 0     2 1 0
Kentucky State 1 1 0     3 6 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     3 3 0
Tulane 1 2 0     3 2 0
SW Presbyterian 0 1 0     0 1 0
Nashville 0 1 1     0 1 1
Mercer 0 2 1     0 2 1
Central (KY) 0 2 1     0 3 1
Mississippi A&M 0 2 0     0 4 0
Cumberland            
§ – Conference co-champions

The 1896 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 1896 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The team's head coach was R. G. Acton, who was in his first year at Vanderbilt and went on to coach two more. This was the first meeting of Vanderbilt and Kentucky.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 10Kentucky StateW 6–0
October 17at Centre*Danville, KYL 0–46
October 24Central (KY)
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
T 0–0
November 3at Southwestern MemphisMemphis, TNW 36–0
November 7at Missouri*St. Louis, MOL 6–26
November 14Nashville
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
T 0–0
November 27at SewaneeW 10–43,000
  • *Non-conference game

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