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1899 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1899 record7–6 (2–2 Western)
Head coachCharles M. Hollister (1st season)
CaptainHarry Little
Home stadiumSheppard Field
Seasons
← 1898
1900 →
1899 Western Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago 4 0 0     16 0 2
Wisconsin 4 1 0     9 2 0
Northwestern 2 2 0     7 6 0
Michigan 1 1 0     8 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     4 4 1
Minnesota 0 3 0     6 3 2
Illinois 0 3 0     3 5 1
† – Conference champion

The 1899 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1899 college football season. In their first year under head coach Charles M. Hollister, the Purple compiled a 7–6 record (2–2 against Western Conference opponents) and finished in third place in the Western Conference.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21NU Dental*
W 24–0
September 23Englewood High School*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 29–0[3]
September 30Northwestern alumni*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
L 0–18
October 7Rush Medical*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
L 0–6
October 14at WisconsinL 0–38[4]
October 21at Beloit*Beloit, WIL 0–11
October 25Lake Forest*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 16–0
October 28at Notre Dame *L 0–12[5]
November 4at MinnesotaW 11–53,000[6]
November 11at ChicagoL 0–76[7]
November 18Indiana*
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 11–6< 1,000[8]
November 25Purdue
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IN
W 29–0[9]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1899 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1899-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  2. "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide". Northwestern University. p. 106. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/nusports.com/documents/2017/7/21/Northwestern_2017_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. "Cannot Score on the Purple: Northwestern Runs Up 29 Points Against Englewood". The Inter Ocean: p. 10. September 24, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21045843/cannot_score_on_the_purple/.
  4. "Badgers' Easy Victory: Defeat Northwestern by an Overwhelming Score". Chicago Tribune: p. 17. October 15, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21049919/badgers_easy_victory_defeat/.
  5. "Notre Dame Is Winner: Defeats Northwestern Eleven by Two Touchdowns". Chicago Tribune: p. 6. October 28, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21050584/notre_dame_is_winner/.
  6. "Purple Wins at Last: Northwestern Team Proves Victorious Over Minnesota". Chicago Tribune: p. 18. November 5, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21050111/purple_wins_at_last_northwestern_team/.
  7. "Purple Team Is Crushed: Northwestern Beaten by Chicago 76 Points to Zero". Chicago Tribune: p. 17. November 12, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21050252/purple_team_is_crushed_northwestern/.
  8. "Purple Team Wins: Indiana Defeated by Northwestern Football Players". Chicago Tribune: p. 10. November 19, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21044595/purple_team_wins_indiana_defeated_by/.
  9. "Purple Defeats Purdue". Chicago Tribune: p. 19. November 26, 1899. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21050441/purple_defeats_purdue/.


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