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1901 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1901 record8–2–1 (3–2 Western)
Head coachCharles M. Hollister (3rd season)
CaptainCyrus E. Dietz
Home stadiumSheppard Field
Seasons
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1902 →

Template:1901 Western Conference football standings The 1901 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1901 Western Conference football season. In its third season under head coach Charles M. Hollister, the team compiled an 8–2–1 record, finished in fifth place in the Western Conference, and outscored opponents by a total of 161 to 77. The team's sole losses were to undefeated Michigan and one-loss Minnesota.[1][2]

Guard Cyrus E. Dietz was the team captain.[3] His brother, G. O. Dietz, played at the fullback position and was selected as a first-team player on the 1901 All-Western college football teams of the Chicago Daily News and Walter Camp.[4][5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 18Fort Sheridan
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 27–0[6]
September 21Northwestern College of Naperville
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 30–0[7]
September 28[[{{{school}}}|Lombard]]
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 47–0[8]
October 5Lake Forest
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 11–0[9]
October 12Notre Dame
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL (rivalry)
W 2–0[10]
October 19at MichiganL 0–29[11]
October 26at Illinois W 17–11[12]
November 9at ChicagoW 6–5[13]
November 16Beloit
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
T 11–11[14]
November 23Minnesota
  • Sheppard Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–162,000[15]
November 28at PurdueW 10–5[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1901 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1901-schedule.html. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  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. 2017 Media Guide, p. 106.
  4. "The All-Western Fiction". The Minneapolis Journal: p. 8. December 2, 1901.
  5. "Walter Camp's All-Western Team". The Michigan Alumnus: p. 179. January 1902. https://books.google.com/books?id=uBniAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  6. "Purple Eleven In First Test: Soldiers From Fort Sheridan Beaten by Northwestern in Short Game". The Chicago Tribune: p. 7. September 19, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29553744/purple_eleven_in_first_test_soldiers/.
  7. "Purple Team In Tryout: Naperville Is Defeated By Northwestern University". The Chicago Tribune: p. 19. September 22, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29553667/purple_team_in_tryout_naperville_is/.
  8. "Purple, 47; Lombard, 0: Northwestern Outclasses The Galesburg Eleven". The Chicago Tribune: p. 17. September 29, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29553538/purple_47_lombard_0_northwestern/.
  9. "Hard Game For Purple: Lake Forest Holds Northwestern To Low Score". The Chicago Tribune: pp. 17-18. October 6, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29553449/hard_game_for_purple_lake_forest_holds/.
  10. "Win Game on a Safety". Chicago Tribune: p. 17. October 13, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21000794/win_game_on_a_safety/.
  11. "Michigan Rubbed It In: Made Dr. Hollister's Star Eleven Look Cheap". Detroit Free Press: pp. 1, 8. October 20, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6616293/michigan_rubbed_it_in_made_dr/.
  12. "Tandem Beats Illinois: Northwestern Upsets Football Calculations". The Chicago Tribune: p. 17. October 27, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29537047/tandem_beats_illinois_northwestern/.}
  13. "Chicago Loses To Purple Team: Northwestern Scores 6 Points to the Maroons' 5 in Game at Marshall Field". The Chicago Tribune: pp. 17-18. November 10, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29553214/chicago_loses_to_purple_team/.
  14. "Purple Team Is Tied By Beloit". The Chicago Tribune: pp. 17-18. November 17, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29553365/purple_team_is_tied_by_beloit/.
  15. "Gophers Beat Purple". The Chicago Tribune: p. 17. November 24, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29530443/gophers_beat_purple/.
  16. "A Defeat With Honor: Purdue Scores Against Northwestern, but Is Unable to Win". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 1. November 29, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29553102/a_defeat_with_honor_purdue_scores/.


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