|1897 Michigan State Normal Normalites football|
|Conference||Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
|1897 record||2–3 (1–0 MIAA)|
|Head coach||Andrew Bird Glaspie (1st season)|
|Captain||George L. Wilson|
The 1897 Michigan State Normal Normalites football team represented Michigan State Normal School (later renamed Eastern Michigan University) during the 1897 college football season. In their first and only season under head coach Andrew Bird Glaspie, the Normalites compiled a record of 2–3 and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 62 to 36. George L. Wilson was the team captain.
|September 25||Michigan alumni||Ypsilanti, MI||W 24–0|
|October 2||at Michigan||L 0–24|
|October 30||at Albion||Albion, MI||L 0–18|
|November 6||at Toledo YMCA||Toledo, OH||W 12–4|
|November 30||Kalamazoo||Ypsilanti, MI||L 0–16|
- ↑ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide". Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 158, 170. http://www.emueagles.com/custompages/football/2015/2015EMUFBGuide_072215small.pdf. Retrieved June 30, 2016.