1897 Football Team

Overall Record: 6-1-1 Conference Record: 2-1
Conference Finish: 3rd place
Coach: Gustave Ferbert
Captain: James R. Hogg
Trainer: Tom Cox
Assistant coaches: James Baird, Ignatius, John R. Duffy, Ignatius Duffy, Thad S. Farnham, Raynor S. Freund, Fred W. Henninger, William C. Malley, Giovanni R. Villa, Archibald Stevenson
Manager: Ward W. Hughes, Henry T. Heald

OpponentDateSiteResult Attend.
Michigan Normal 10/02 H W 24-0 -
Ohio Wesleyan 10/09 H T 0-0 -
Ohio State 10/16 H W 34-0 -
Oberlin 10/23 H W 16-6 -
Alumni (HC) 10/30 H E* 0-15 -
Purdue 11/06 H W 34-4 -
Minnesota 11/13 1 W 14-0 -
Wittenberg 11/20 H W 32-0 -
Chicago 11/25 2 L 12-21 9,000
Total Points168-31

1 - D.A.C. Park, Detroit, Michigan
2 - Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
E - The Alumni game was considered an exhibition and is not included in season and all-time results.

Starting Lineups               
ends John Bennett
Norwood Ayers
Clayton Teetzel
tackles Allen Steckle
William Baker
R.S. Lockwood
Charles Juttner
guards Muir Snow
John Egan
William Caley
Herbert E. Lehr
center William Cunningham
quarterbacks Howard Felver
J. DeForest Richards
fullbacks Frederic Hannan
Leo J. Keena
halfbacks James Hogg
G.D. Stewart
Hazen S. Pingree
Clifford Barabee

View full 1897 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)

1897 Team Photo
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Back Row
Frederic C. Hannan, Norwood B. Ayers
Third Row
Ward Hughes, C.F. Lockwood, Hazen S. Pingree, Clayton C. Teetzel
Second Row
William P. Baker, John W.F. Bennett, James Hogg, John E. Egan, Leo Keena
Front Row
Clifford A. Barabee, Allen Steckle, Howard Felver

1897 Team Photo
1897 team photo
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