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1891 Nebraska Old Gold Knights football team

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Conference  Independent
Home stadium  Lincoln Park
1891 record  2–2
1891 Nebraska Old Gold Knights football team
Head coach  Theron Lyman (1st year)

The 1891 Nebraska Old Gold Knights football team was represented the University of Nebraska in the 1891 college football season. The team played its single home game at Lincoln Park, in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Before the season

1891 was the second year that Nebraska fielded a football team. Although the team was not provided with a head coach by the university that year, Theron Lyman (a football coach and former player at Iowa College) assisted Nebraska in their preparations for the game against the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, in order to increase the competitiveness of the Old Gold Knights as a viable opponent for the Iowa squad to play against.

After the season

Nebraska claimed their second football title, having defeated Doane College in two out of three games for what amounted to the Nebraska State Championship. Nebraska was now 4-2-0 (.667) all time.

This was the second and last year that the Nebraska team was known as the Old Gold Knights. Although they would also sometimes be referred to as the "Tree Planters", "Nebraskans", "The Rattlesnake Boys", "Red Stockings" or "Antelopes" in their early years, they were officially known as the "Bugeaters" beginning in the 1892 season.


1891 Nebraska Old Gold Knights football team Wikipedia

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