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1891 Purdue football team

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1891 record  4–0 (4–0 IIAA)
Captain  J. C. Teeters
1891 Purdue football team

Conference  Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Head coach  Knowlton Ames (1st year)

The 1891 Purdue football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1891 college football season. The team compiled a 4–0 record in the university's fourth season fielding an intercollegiate football team. For the 1891 season, Purdue hired Knowlton Ames as its football coach. Ames played for Princeton from 1886 to 1889 and was considered one of the greatest players ever to play college football, after scoring 730 points for Princeton. The 1891 Purdue team shut out all four opponents, outscoring Wabash, DePauw, Indiana, and Butler by a combined score of 192 to 0. Purdue's 60–0 victory over Indiana was the first installment in a rivalry which later became noted for the award of the Old Oaken Bucket trophy.

J. C. Teeters was the team captain.


1891 Purdue football team Wikipedia