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|1897 Indiana State Sycamores football|
|Head coach||R. Clark|
|Home stadium||Parsons Field|
The 1897 Indiana State Sycamores football team represented Indiana State University in the 1897 college football season. This was the second team for the university and played a schedule of six games; however, no records remain to record the scores or even the results. The coach was R. Clark; also described as the team manager, the roster consisted of at least 11 lettermen.
This season marked the Sycamores first games vs. other colleges; though all game results are unknown.
|September 25||Terre Haute H.S. Hautians|
|October 2||Butler Bulldogs|
|October 9||Plainfield H.S. Quakers|
|October 16||Paris H.S. Tigers|
|October 23||Danville Normal Warriors|
|October 30||Vincennes Trailblazers|
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