1916 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1916 record6–1 (4–1 Western)
Head coachFred J. Murphy (3rd season)
CaptainA.H. Henry
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Template:1916 Western Conference football standings The 1916 Northwestern Purple football team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1916 college football season. In its third season under head coach Fred J. Murphy, the team compiled a 6–1 record and finished in second place in the Western Conference. The team's sole loss was to conference champion Ohio State.[1][2]


October 7Lake Forest*W 26–7
October 21at ChicagoW 10–0
October 28Drake*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 40–6
November 4at Indiana
W 7–0
November 10Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 20–13
November 18Purdue
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 38–6
November 25at Ohio StateL 3–23
  • *Non-conference game


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