1897 Stanford football team

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1897 Stanford football
ConferenceIndependent
1897 record4–1
Head coachGeorge H. Brooke (1st season)
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon Agricultural         5 0 0
Drexel         7 1 1
North Carolina         7 3 0
USC         5 1 0
Virginia         6 2 1
Stanford         4 1 0
Notre Dame         4 1 1
Washington Agricultural         2 0 0
Clemson         2 2 0
Oregon         1 1 0
Indiana State         1 2 0
Texas A&M         1 2 0
Washington         1 2 0
Montana         1 2 3
California         0 3 2
Utah         1 5 0

) The 1897 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1897 college football season and was coached by George H. Brooke in his only year coaching the team.[1] The team played the Reliance Athletic Club team four times and ended the season with its annual Thanksgiving Day game against California, winning 28–0, the biggest margin of victory yet in the seven-year Big Game series. At this point in the series, Stanford had won 4 and tied 3 with no losses.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 9vs. Reliance ACW 6–4
October 23vs. Reliance AC
  • Recreation Park
  • San Francisco, CA
W 8–6
October 30vs. Reliance AC
W 12–6
November 13vs. Reliance AC
  • Recreation Park
  • San Francisco, CA
L 0–10
November 25vs. California
W 28–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official results from "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 142. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "28–0. Stanford triumphs a fourth time over the U.C. forces". The Daily Palo Alto. November 29, 1897. Retrieved September 11, 2014.