1899 Lafayette football
ConferenceIndependent
1899 record12–1
Head coachSamuel B. Newton (1st season)
Home stadiumMarch Field
Seasons
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The 1899 Lafayette football team represented Lafayette College in the 1899 college football season. Lafayette shut out 10 opponents and finished with a 12–1 record in their first year under head coach Samuel B. Newton. Significant games included victories over Penn (6–0), Lehigh (17–0 and 35–0), and Cornell (6–5), and its sole loss coming against co-national champion Princeton (0–12). The 1899 Lafayette team outscored its opponents by a combined total of 253 to 23.[1][2]

Two Lafayette players received recognition on the 1899 College Football All-America Team. They are: fullback Edward G. Bray (Outing magazine, 2nd team;[3] Charles E. Patterson, 1st team);[4] and guard H. E. Trout (Walter Camp, 3rd team).[5]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30Ursinus
W 34–0[6]
October 4Villanova
  • Lafayette Field
  • Easton, PA
W 13–0
October 7at SwarthmoreSwarthmore, PAW 16–6[7]
October 11at PrincetonL 0–121,500[8]
October 14Rutgers
  • Lafayette Field
  • Easton, PA
W 57–0[9]
October 21at PennW 6–012,000[10]
October 28at NavyW 5–0
November 4Lehigh
  • Lafayette Field
  • Easton, PA (rivalry)
W 17–04,000[11]
November 7at Newark A.C.Newark, NJW 16–03,000[12]
November 11at Cornell
W 6–5500[13]
November 18Bucknell
  • Lafayette Field
  • Easton, PA
W 12–0[14]
November 25at Lehigh (rivalry)South Bethlehem, PAW 35–04,000[15]
November 30Dickinson
  • Lafayette Field
  • Easton, PA
W 36–03,500[16]

Players[edit | edit source]

The following players were regulars on the 1899 Lafayette football team.[17]

Backs[edit | edit source]

  • Edward G. "Ned" Bray - fullback, 5 feet, 11 inches, 174 pounds
  • Walter Hubley - quarterback, 5 feet, 8 inches, 155 pounds
  • Ross G. Knight - left halfback, 5 feet, 11 inches, 160 pounds
  • J. E. Platt - right halfback, 5 feet, 9 inches, 167 pounds

Linemen[edit | edit source]

  • Charles Schmidt - right guard, 5 feet, 10 inches, 182 pounds
  • Ned Ely - left end, 6 feet, 170 pounds
  • John Chalmers - left tackle and captain, 5 feet, 11 inches, 170 pounds
  • W. E. Bachman - center, 6 feet, 191 pounds
  • D. R. Brown - right end, 6 feet, 172 pounds
  • Joe Wiedenmayer - right tackle, 6 feet, 177 pounds
  • H. E. Trout - left guard, 5 feet, 11 inches, 190 pounds
  • L. P. Butler - guard
  • R. A. Freed - tackle

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1899 Lafayette Leopards Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/lafayette/1899-schedule.html. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. "Lafayette Yearly Results (1895-1899)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/l/lafayette/1895-1899_yearly_results.php. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. "Football". The Outing Magazine. Jan 1900. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/Outing/Volume_35/outXXXV04/outXXXV04za.pdf.
  4. "All-America Addendum -- Part 2". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. November 2008. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv12/CFHSNv12n2b.pdf.
  5. "Sport of the Amateur on Field and Water". Collier's Weekly 24 (15): 20. January 13, 1900. https://books.google.com/books?id=IGEwAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA222#v=onepage&q&f=false. open access
  6. "Lafayette Wins: Scores 34-0 in a Game with Ursinus Yesterday". Sunday News (Wilkes-Barre, PA): p. 1. October 1, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465934/lafayette_wins/.
  7. "Quakers in a Fray: Lafayette College Downs Swarthmore in a Fiercely Played Contest". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 15. October 8, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465955/quakers_in_a_fray_lafayette_college/.
  8. "Princeton Beats Lafayette". The New York Times: p. 5. October 12, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465698/princeton_beats_lafayette/.
  9. "Rutgers Failed to Score: Lafayette Made Touchdowns Almost at Will and Ran Up 57 Points". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 10. October 15, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465973/rutgers_failed_to_score_lafayette_made/.
  10. "Penn Is Defeated by the Lafayette Team". The Times (Philadelphia): pp. 1, 10. October 22, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465842/penn_is_defeated_by_the_lafayette_team/.
  11. "Old Rivals on the Gridiron: Lafayette Downed Lehigh in Their Annual Game Yesterday". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 10. November 5, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465730/old_rivals_on_the_gridiron_lafayette/.
  12. "Lafayette Hard Pressed". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 6. November 8, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17466012/lafayette_hard_pressed/.
  13. "Cornell Taken In: New York's Crack College Team Beaten by Lafayette by a Score of 6 to 5". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 15. November 12, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465801/cornell_taken_in_new_yorks_crack/.
  14. "Bucknell Downed: Lafayette Scores First Touchdown After Twenty Minutes Play". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 14. November 19, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465993/bucknell_downed/.
  15. "Lafayette Laughs: Meets and Defeats Her Old Rival, Lehigh, on the Latter's Own Field". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 14. November 26, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465914/lafayette_laughs/.
  16. "Lafayette, 36; Dickinson, 0". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 9. December 1, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17465890/lafayette_36_dickinson_0/.
  17. "Football". The Lafayette: pp. 103-105. January 12, 1900. https://books.google.com/books?id=BCETAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.
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