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1897 Chicago Maroons football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1897 record11–1 (3–1 Western)
Head coachAmos Alonzo Stagg (6th season)
CaptainClarence Herschberger
Home stadiumMarshall Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 Western Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin 3 0 0     9 1 0
Chicago 3 1 0     11 1 0
Michigan 2 1 0     6 1 1
Illinois 1 1 0     6 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     5 3 1
Northwestern 0 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 0 3 0     4 4 0
† – Conference champion

The 1897 Chicago Maroons football team was an American football team that represented the University of Chicago during the 1897 Western Conference football season. In their sixth season under head coach Amos Alonzo Stagg, the Maroons compiled an 11–1 record, finished in second place in the Western Conference with a 3–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 331 to 68.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 18 Hyde Park HS *W 14–0
September 24 Englewood HS *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 21–0
September 25 Hyde Park High *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 11–0
October 2 [[{{{school}}}|Monmouth]] *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 41–4
October 9 Lake Forest *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 71–0
October 13 Armour *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 24–0
October 16 Beloit *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 39–6
October 23 Northwestern
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 21–67,000[3]
October 30at IllinoisW 18–12[4]
November 6 Notre Dame *
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
W 34–5
November 13 Wisconsin
  • Marshall Field
  • Chicago
L 8–237,000[5]
November 25 Michigan
W 21–1210,000[6]
  • *Non-conference game

RosterEdit

Player Position
Clarence Bert Herschberger (captain) right halfback
Austin Craig Bowdish right guard
Walter James Cavanagh center
Maurice Gordon Clarke quarterback
William Thaw Gardner fullback
George Henry Garry left end
Ralph C. Hamill right end
Walter Scott Kennedy left halfback
Theron Ware Mortimer left tackle
Kellogg Speed left guard
Jonathan Edward Webb right tackle
Norman Kendall Anderson substitute
Harvey Fox substitute
Theodore Hiram Patterson substitute

ReferencesEdit

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