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1896 Football Results

Gopher Football 1896 Season

  • Head Coach: Alexander Jerrems (1st season)
  • Overall Record: 8 - 2
  • Conference Record: 1 - 2
  • This season was the first season that the Big Ten played football, although it was called the Western Conference at the time.

1896 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/19/1896 @ South High W 34-0
09/26/1896 @ Mpls. Cent. H.S. W 50-0
10/03/1896 Carleton W 16-6
10/10/1896 Grinnell W 12-0
10/17/1896 Purdue (4-2-1) W 14-0
10/24/1896 Iowa State W 18-6
10/31/1896 Ex-Collegiates W 8-0
11/07/1896 Michigan (9-1) L 4-6
11/21/1896 @ Wisconsin (7-1-1) L 0-6
11/28/1896 @ Kansas W 12-0

1896 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Wisconsin 2-0-1 7-1-1
Michigan 2-1-0 9-1-0
Northwestern 2-1-1 6-1-2
Chicago 3-2-0 15-3-1
Minnesota 1-2-0 8-2-0
Illinois 0-2-1 4-2-1
Purdue 0-2-1 4-2-1