| 5–1 (3–0 WIUFA)|| Antelope Field|
| Western Interstate University Football Association|
Eddie N. Robinson (2nd year)
The 1897 Nebraska Bugeaters football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 1897 college football season. The team was coached by Eddie N. Robinson and played their home games at Antelope Field in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Nebraska's football team began its history as the "Old Gold Knights", and was also sometimes known as the "Tree Planters", "Nebraskans", "The Rattlesnake Boys", "Red Stockings", "Antelopes" or "Goldenrods" in their early years.
1897 Nebraska Bugeaters football team Wikipedia
Coach Robinson returned for his second season at Nebraska, leading a team with even less players on the roster than last year, having reduced from 22 down to 20 players.
Unbeaten against all conference foes, Nebraska claimed its first outright conference title, but once again lost their head coach when Coach Robinson returned to his alma mater to coach for Brown University. Robinson's overall record with Nebraska over his two years at the helm was 11-4-1 (.719), and this season concluded with Nebraska's program record improving to 32-15-3 (.670).