1908 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1908 record2–2 (0–2 Western)
Head coachAlton Johnson (1st season)
CaptainDave August
Home stadiumNorthwestern Field
← 1905
1909 →

Template:1908 Western Conference football standings The 1908 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1908 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach Alton Johnson, and following a two-year hiatus in which Northwestern did not field a football team, the Purple compiled a 2–2 record (0–2 against Western Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Western Conference.[1][2]


October 10Northwestern alumni*W 10–6
October 24Beloit*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 44–4
November 7Purdue
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 10–16
November 21at Illinois L 8–14
  • *Non-conference game


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.