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1898 North Carolina Tar Heels football
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Southern champion
Conference Independent
1898 record 9–0
Head coach William A. Reynolds (2nd year)
Seasons
« 1897 1899 »
1898 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         11 0 0
North Carolina         9 0 0
Drexel         7 0 0
Detroit         5 0 0
Princeton         11 0 1
California         8 0 2
Central         3 0 1
Oklahoma         2 0 0
Penn         12 1 0
Kansas         7 1 0
Navy         7 1 0
USC         5 1 1
Cornell         10 2 0
Syracuse         8 2 1
West Virginia         6 1 0
Yale         9 2 0
Indiana         4 1 2
Oregon         3 1 0
Clemson         3 1 0
Nebraska         8 3 0
Western Penn.         5 2 1
Drake         4 2 0
Notre Dame         4 2 0
Texas A&M         4 2 0
VMI         4 2 0
Utah         2 1 0
Stanford         5 3 1
Brown         6 4 0
Carlisle         6 4 0
Penn State         6 4 0
Michigan Agricultural         4 3 0
Duquesne         5 4 1
Virginia         6 5 0
Iowa State         3 2 0
Montana         3 2 0
Utah         2 1 0
Richmond         3 3 1
Washington         1 1 0
William & Mary         1 1 0
Kansas State         1 1 2
Washington Agricultural         0 0 1
Iowa         3 4 2
Ohio State         3 5 0
Villanova         2 4 1
Indiana State         1 2 0
South Carolina         1 2 0
Oregon Agricultural         1 2 1
Boston College         2 5 1
Colgate         2 5 1
Delaware         2 5 2
Maryland         2 6 1
TCU         1 3 1
Geneva         1 4 1
Missouri         1 4 1
Rutgers         1 6 1

The 1898 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1898 college football season. They played nine games with a final record of 9–0. The team captain for the 1898 season was Frank O. Rogers. The team claims a Southern championship.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 1[[{{{school}}}|Guilford]]Chapel Hill, NCW 18–0
October 15North Carolina A&MChapel Hill, NC (rivalry)W 34–0
October 20Greensboro A.A.Chapel Hill, NCW 11–0
October 29Oak RidgeChapel Hill, NCW 11–0
November 4VPIWinston-Salem, NCW 28–6
November 5DavidsonCharlotte, NCW 11–0
November 12GeorgiaMacon, GAW 53–0
November 15AuburnMontgomery, ALW 29–0
November 24vs. VirginiaRichmond, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry)W 6–2

Season summaryEdit

GuilfordEdit

The season opened with an 18–0 defeat of the Guilford Quakers.[2] Charles Baskerville was umpire.[2]

The starting lineup was Tate (left end), Shull (left tackle), Miller (left guard), Cunningham (center), Cromartie (right guard), Bennett (Right tackle), Klotz (right end), Rogers (quarterback), Howell (left halfback), Gregory (right halfback), Graves (fullback).[2]

North Carolina A&MEdit

In the second week of play, the Tar Heels defeated the in-state rival North Carolina A&M 34–0.

Greensboro A. A.Edit

Against the Greensboro Athletic Association, UNC won 11–0.

Oak RidgeEdit

Oak Ridge was beaten 11–0.

V. P. I.Edit

Touchdowns were made by Bennett, Gregory, Copeland, Shull, and Howell in a 28–6 win over V. P. I.[3]

DavidsonEdit

North Carolina beat Davidson 11–0.

GeorgiaEdit

In Macon, the Tar Heels blew out the Georgia Bulldogs 53–0.[4] Tick Tichenor wrote "Such a crush defeat as Georgia sustained at the hands of North Carolina today is almost unparalleled in football".[5]

The starting lineup was Klotz (left end), Shull (left tackle), Cromartie (left guard), Cunningham (center), Phifer (right guard), Bennett (Right tackle), Gregoy (right end), Rodgers (quarterback), Austin (left halfback), McRae (right halfback), Graves (fullback).[4]

AuburnEdit

The Tar Heels won over John Heisman's Auburn Tigers 29–0.

VirginiaEdit

UNC beat rival Virginia 6–2, its first win since the first year of the South's Oldest Rivalry. The safety was made just as time called, and Howell scored for UNC.[6]

PlayersEdit

LineEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Frank Bennett tackle Wadesboro, North Carolina 6'0"173
Cromartie guard
Cunningham center
Edwin Gregory end
Herman Koehler end Upper Montclair, New Jersey 160
Phifer guard
Shull tackle

BackfieldEdit

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Copeland halfback
Louis Graves fullback Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jim MacRae halfback Fayetteville, North Carolina Nashville
Frank O. Rogers quarterback Salisbury, North Carolina 160

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://books.google.com/books?id=QWv3BlnItIEC&pg=PA55
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The University Team Defeats Guilford 18 to 0". The Charlotte Observer: p. 8. November 13, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6115438/the_charlotte_observer/. Retrieved August 4, 2016. open access
  3. "Carolina Wins A football Game". The Wilmington Messenger: p. 1. November 5, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5470290/the_wilmington_messenger/. Retrieved June 3, 2016. open access
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Georgia's Team Goes Down Before The Fast Work of North Carolina". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 22. November 13, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6115310/the_atlanta_constitution/. Retrieved August 4, 2016. open access
  5. "Football Man Tells of Game". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 22. November 13, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6115310/the_atlanta_constitution/. Retrieved August 4, 2016. open access
  6. "Our Tar Heels Triumphant". The Morning Post: p. 1. November 25, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5470259/the_morning_post/. Retrieved June 3, 2016. open access

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