|1897 Detroit College Tigers football|
|Head coach||William S. Robinson (2nd season)|
The 1897 Detroit College Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Detroit College (renamed the University of Detroit in 1911) as an independent during the 1897 college football season. In its second season under head coach William S. Robinson, the team compiled a 1–2 record and was outscored by opponents by a combined total of 36 to 28. The team played one game against the Michigan Military Academy (a 26–24 loss) and two games against Detroit High School (one win and one loss). The result of the loss was disputed due to the fact that the high school game had two players who were not students.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|October 28||at Michigan Military Academy||Orchard Lake, MI||L 24–26|||
|November 4||Detroit High School||L 0–10|||
|November 18||Detroit High School||W 4–0|||
References[edit | edit source]
- "Protested Their Men: Detroit College Objected to Two High School Players". The Detroit Free Press: p. 6. November 5, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20246729/protested_their_men_detroit_college/.
- "Detroit High School Team Disbanded". The Detroit Free Press: p. 6. November 6, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20246976/detroit_high_school_team_disbanded/.
- "First Game for Detroit College". The Detroit Free Press: p. 6. October 16, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20247048/first_game_for_detroit_college/.
- "M.M.A. 26, Detroit College, 24". The Detroit Free Press: p. 2. October 29, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20246910/mma_26_detroit_college_24/.
- "Ended in Row Again: High School and Detroit College Teams Squabble Again". The Detroit Free Press: p. 6. November 19, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20246825/ended_in_row_again/.
- "Detroit Yearly Results (1896-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived on March 4, 2016. Error: If you specify
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|archiveurl=. https://web.archive.org/web/20160304092546/http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/discontinued/d/detroit/yearly_results.php?year=1896. Retrieved May 19, 2018.