FANDOM


1919 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1919 record2–5 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coachCharlie Bachman (1st season)
CaptainRobert Koehler
Home stadiumNorthwestern Field
Seasons
← 1918
1920 →
1919 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois 6 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0     2 4 1
† – Conference champion

The 1919 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1919 college football season. In their first and only year under head coach Charlie Bachman, the Purple compiled a 2–5 record (1–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 11DePauw*W 20–0[3]
October 18Wisconsin
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 6–1015,000[4]
October 25at ChicagoL 0–4120,000[5]
November 1at MichiganL 13–1612,000[6]
November 8Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 7–14[7]
November 15Indiana
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 3–2[8]
November 22vs. Rutgers*L 0–2815,000[9]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1919 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1919-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. Evan Stone (October 12, 1919). "Purple, Forced to Play Real Ball, Beats De Pauw, 20-0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20992663/purple_forced_to_play_real_ball_beats/.
  4. Quin A. Ryan (October 19, 1919). "Badgers Triumph Over Purple". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20992742/badgers_triumph_over_purple/.
  5. Harvey T. Woodruff (October 26, 1919). "Maroon Team Swamps Purple, 41-0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20992802/maroon_team_swamps_purple_410/.
  6. Walter Eckersall (November 2, 1919). "Brilliant Rally by Wolverines Defeats Purple". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20992869/brilliant_rally_by_wolverines_defeats/.
  7. Walter Eckersall (November 9, 1919). "Purple Eleven Drops Hot Tilt to Iowans, 14-7". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20992982/purple_eleven_drops_hot_tilt_to_iowans/.
  8. Walter Eckersall (November 16, 1919). "Purple Upsets Indiana, 3-2, in Final Period". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20993087/purple_upsets_indiana_3_to_2_in_final/.
  9. "Rutgers Gives Her Greatest Exhibition of Football Power in Crushing Strong Northwestern Eleven, 28 to 0". The Sunday Times: p. 9. November 23, 1919. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20978137/rutgers_gives_her_greatest_exhibition/.


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