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1896 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceIndependent
1896 record7–2–2
Head coachMartin V. Bergen (1st season)
CaptainPaul Lee Cocke
Home stadiumMadison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Virginia         7 2 2
California         6 2 2
Washington Agricultural         2 0 1
Oregon         2 1 0
Utah         3 2 0
Notre Dame         4 3 0
Clemson         2 1 0
Texas A&M         2 0 1
Stanford         2 1 1
Washington         2 3 0
Michigan Agricultural         1 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         1 2 0
North Carolina         3 4 1
USC         0 3 0
Indiana State Normal         0 1 0

The 1896 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1896 college football season. Led by first year coach Martin V. Bergen, the team went 7–2–2 and claims a Southern championship.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 3Hampton Athletic Club
T 10–10
October 10Miller School
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 26–2
October 14at Penn
L 0–20
October 17St. John's (MD)
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 48–0
October 21at PrincetonL 0–48
October 314:00pm[3]VPI
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA (rivalry)
W 44–0600[3]
November 2St. Albans
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 6–0
November 11vs. VMILynchburg, VAW 46–0
November 14at Hampton Athletic ClubT 6–6
November 21[[{{{school}}}|Gallaudet]]
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 6–0
November 26vs. North CarolinaRichmond, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry)W 46–0
[4][5]

Season summaryEdit

Week 5: at PrincetonEdit

The Princeton Tigers defeated Virginia 48 to 0, "the game was too one-sided to be interesting."[6]

ReferencesEdit

Template:Independent southern football champions

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