1897 Clemson Tigers football team

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1897 Clemson Tigers football
1897 Clemson Tigers football team.png
Conference Independent
1897 record 2–2
Head coach William M. Williams (1st year)
Captain W. T. Brock
Seasons
« 1896 1898 »
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
North Carolina 3 1 0     7 3 0
Tennessee 1 1 0     4 1 0
Central 1 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 3 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 2 0     2 2 0
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 4 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson Agricultural College in the 1897 college football season. The Tigers completed their second season with a record of 2–2, with wins over South Carolina and a Charlotte YMCA team, and losses to Georgia and North Carolina. All games were played in the opposing school's home city.[1][2] William M. Williams served as the team's coach for his first season while W. T. Brock was the captain.[3][4] The team was state champion.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 9 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA (Rivalry) L 0–24  
October 23 at Charlotte YMCA* Charlotte, NC W 10–0  
October 25 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC L 0–28  
November 10 at South Carolina* Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 18–6  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bourret, Tim. "2010 Clemson Football Media Guide" (PDF). Clemson University. p. 202. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Clemson Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ 2010 Media Guide, p. 198
  4. ^ Reel, Jerome. The High Seminary (PDF). pp. 132–133. 
  5. ^ http://www.clemson.edu/cedp/press/pubs/ths-v1/06-ch06.pdf