1897 West Virginia Mountaineers football
1897 record5–4–1
Head coachGeorge Krebs (1st season)
CaptainHenry M. White
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The 1897 West Virginia Mountaineers football team was an American football team that represented West Virginia University as an independent during the 1897 college football season. In its first and only season under head coach George Krebs, the team compiled a 5–4–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 92 to 45.[1] Henry M. White was the team captain.[2]


October 9at Pittsburgh Athletic ClubPittsburgh, PAL 0–5
October 14[[{{{school}}}|Westminster (PA)]]Morgantown, WVW 18–0
October 16vs. [[{{{school}}}|Marietta]]Fairmont, WVW 6–0
October 23at Washington & JeffersonWashington, PAL 0–12
October 30at Pittsburgh CollegiansPittsburgh, PAT 0–0
November 4vs. Washington and LeeCharleston, WVW 14–0
November 5at OhioAthens, OHL 0–12
November 6vs. Ohio StateParkersburg, WVW 24–0
November 17vs. [[{{{school}}}|Bethany (WV)]]Fairmont, WVW 30–0
November 25at Latrobe IndependentsLatrobe, PAL 0–16


  1. "2017 West Virginia Football Media Guide". West Virginia University. 2017. pp. 169, 175.
  2. 2017 WVU Football Guide, p. 169.
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