1905 Northwestern Purple football team

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1905 Northwestern Purple football
Northwestern N logo.gif
Conference Big 9
1905 record 8–2–1 (0–2 Big 9)
Head coach Walter McCornack (3rd year)
Captain Arthur Rueber
Home stadium Northwestern Field
Seasons
« 1904 1906 »
1905 Big 9 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago 7 0 0     11 0 0
Michigan 2 1 0     12 1 0
Minnesota 2 1 0     10 1 0
Purdue 1 1 1     6 1 1
Wisconsin 1 2 0     8 2 0
Indiana 0 1 1     8 1 1
Iowa 0 2 0     8 2 0
Northwestern 0 2 0     8 2 1
Illinois 0 3 0     5 4 0
† – Conference champion

The 1905 Northwestern Purple football team represented Northwestern University during the 1905 college football season. Walter McCornack, in his third season at Northwestern, was the team's head coach. The Purple's home games were played at the new Northwestern Field in Evanston, Illinois. They were members of the Big 9 Conference, which was also known as the Western Conference. They finished the season 8–2–1, and 0–2 in Big 9 Conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 20 Evanston High School* Northwestern FieldEvanston, IL W 32–0  
September 23 at North Division High School* Marshall FieldChicago, IL W 11–0  
September 30 St. Viateur's Academy* Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL W 41–0  
October 7 Wabash* Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL W 5–0  
October 14 Beloit* Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL W 18–2  
October 21 Kentucky* Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL T 0–0  
October 28 Chicago Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL L 0–32  
November 4 Marquette* Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL W 34–6  
November 11 Ohio Northern* Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL W 34–0  
November 18 Michigan Agricultural* Northwestern Field • Evanston, IL W 39–11  
November 25 at Minnesota Northrop FieldMinneapolis, MN L 6–72  
*Non-conference game.

Regular season[edit]

Evanston High School[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result[1]
9–0 1897 NU, 6–0


North Division High School[edit]

Rueber before the game.
Johnson practicing before the game.
Overall Record Last Meeting Result[2]
3–0 1904 NU, 18–0


St. Viateur's Academy[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result[3]
0–0 First meeting N/A


Wabash[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result[4]
0–0 First meeting N/A


Beloit[edit]

The dedication of Northwestern Field before the Beloit game, with Evanston mayor Barker, Chicago mayor Dunne, dean of the liberal arts college Holgate, and Northwestern business manager Dyche.
Overall Record Last Meeting Result[5]
8–2–4 1904 NU, 34–0


Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pioneers 0 0 0 0 0
Purple 0 0 0 0 0
Overall Record Last Meeting Result[6]
0–0 First meeting N/A


Chicago[edit]

Rueber running with the ball in the Chicago game.
Johnson (center) running with the ball.
Overall Record Last Meeting Result[7]
5–11–3 1904 UC, 32–0


Marquette[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result[8]
0–0 First meeting N/A


Ohio Northern[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result[9]
0–0 First meeting N/A


Michigan Agricultural[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result[10]
0–0 First meeting N/A


Minnesota[edit]

Overall Record Last Meeting Result[11]
1–6 1904 UM, 17–0


Roster[edit]

The 1905 team picture.
Arthur Rueber, the team captain and right half.
1905 Northwestern Purple roster

Quarterback

  • James Johnson – Sophomore

Right Half

  • Arthur Rueber (C)Junior

Left Half

  • Oscar Granberg – Freshman
  • F. Reynolds

Full Back

  • Charles S. Blair – Senior

Right Ends

  • James Turner – Freshman
  • William Hanns – Freshman

Right Tackle

  • Bert Jenkins – Freshman
 

Right Guard

  • Julius G. Carlson – Junior

Center

  • William Davis – Sophomore

Left Guard

  • Tom Scott – Junior

Left Tackles

  • John P. Gilbreath – Freshman
  • R. Schoch – Freshman

Left Ends

  • Fred Shauver
  • Howard McPherrin – Freshman
  • Ruby J. Hamilton – Freshman
 
Head coach
Assistants
  • Harry I. Allen – Assistant coach
  • Frank O. Smith – Manager
  • Thomas Holland – Trainer

Legend
  • (C) Team captain

[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern vs Evanston HS (IL)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Northwestern vs Chicago North Division HS (IL)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Northwestern vs Saint Viator (IL)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Northwestern vs Wabash (IN)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Northwestern vs Beloit (WI)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Northwestern vs Transylvania (KY)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Northwestern vs Chicago (IL)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  8. ^ "Northwestern vs Marquette (WI)". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  9. ^ "Northwestern vs Ohio Northern". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  10. ^ "Northwestern vs Michigan St.". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  11. ^ "Northwestern vs Minnesota". cfbdatawarehouse.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  12. ^ "Football Team" (PDF). The Northwestern Syllabus (Evanston, Illinois: Thaddeus S. Snell) XXII: 163. 1906. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 

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