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1897 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceIndependent
1897 record6–2–1
Head coachMartin V. Bergen (2nd season)
CaptainJames Morrison
Home stadiumMadison Hall Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon Agricultural         5 0 0
Drexel         7 1 1
North Carolina         7 3 0
USC         5 1 0
Virginia         6 2 1
Stanford         4 1 0
Notre Dame         4 1 1
Washington Agricultural         2 0 0
Clemson         2 2 0
Oregon         1 1 0
Indiana State         1 2 0
Texas A&M         1 2 0
Washington         1 2 0
Montana         1 2 3
California         0 3 2
Utah         1 5 0

The 1897 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1897 college football season. Led by second year coach Martin Bergen, the team went 6–2–1 and claims a Southern co-championship.[1] The Cavaliers tied Vanderbilt in the southern championship game. The Georgia game saw the death of Richard Von Albade Gammon.[2] The team's captain was James Morrison.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 2, 1897Franklin & Marshall
W 38–0
October 9, 1897St Albans
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
W 14–0
October 13, 1897at Penn
L 0–42
October 30, 1897at GeorgiaW 17–4
November 6, 1897Gallaudet
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
W 20–4
November 13, 1897at NavyL 0–4
November 18, 1897George Washington
  • Madison Hall Field
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
W 10–0
November 25, 1897vs. North CarolinaRichmond, Virginia (South's Oldest Rivalry)W 12–0
December 6, 1897at VanderbiltT 0–0
[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

Template:Independent southern football champions

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