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1921 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1921 record1–6 (0–5 Big Ten)
Head coachElmer McDevitt (2nd season)
CaptainJack Hathaway
Home stadiumNorthwestern Field
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Iowa 5 0 0     7 0 0
Chicago 4 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 1 1     5 1 1
Michigan 2 1 1     5 1 1
Indiana 1 2 0     3 4 0
Minnesota 2 4 0     3 4 0
Illinois 1 4 0     3 4 0
Purdue 1 4 0     1 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 0     1 6 0
† – Conference champion

The 1921 Purple Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1921 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Elmer McDevitt, the Purple compiled a 1–6 record (0–5 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 24Beloit*L 0–7[3]
October 1at ChicagoL 0–41[4]
October 8at MinnesotaL 0–28[5]
October 15Wisconsin
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–27[6]
October 29DePaul*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 34–0[7]
November 5at PurdueL 0–3[8]
November 19Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–14[9]
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1921 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1921-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  2. "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide". Northwestern University. p. 107. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/nusports.com/documents/2017/7/21/Northwestern_2017_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. Walter Eckersall (September 25, 1921). "Umble Upsets Purple Eleven as Beloit Wins". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20995585/umble_upsets_purple_eleven_as_beloit/.
  4. Harvey T. Woodruff (October 2, 1921). "Maroons' Attack Smothers Purple". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20995495/maroons_attack_smothers_purple/.
  5. James Crusinberry (October 9, 1921). "Purple Beaten by Strong Team of Gophers, 28-0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20995420/purple_beaten_by_strong_team_of/.
  6. Harvey Woodruff (October 16, 1921). "Badger Attack Topples Purple in 27 to 0 Game". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20995340/badger_attack_topples_purple_in_27_to_0/.
  7. "New Attack by Purple Upsets De Paul by 34-0". Chicago Tribune: p. II-2. October 30, 1921. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20995246/new_attack_by_purple_upsets_de_paul_by/.
  8. "Miller Gives Purdue 3-0 Win Over Northwestern". The Indianapolis Star: pp. 25–26. November 6, 1921. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20974866/miller_gives_purdue_30_win_over/.
  9. Walter Eckersall (November 20, 1921). "Purple Eleven Holds Hawkeyes to 14-0 Victory". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/20995157/purple_eleven_holds_hawkeyes_to_140/.


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