1903 Northwestern Purple football
Western Conference co-champion
ConferenceWestern Conference
Record10–1–3 (1–0–2 Western)
Head coach
CaptainDixie Fleager
Home stadiumSheppard Field
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →
1903 Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 1 14 0 1
Michigan + 3 0 1 11 0 1
Northwestern + 1 0 2 10 1 3
Chicago 4 1 1 12 2 1
Iowa 1 1 0 9 2 0
Indiana 1 2 0 4 4 0
Illinois 1 5 0 8 6 0
Wisconsin 0 3 1 6 3 1
Purdue 0 2 0 4 2 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1903 Northwestern Purple team represented Northwestern University during the 1903 college football season. The Wildcats compiled a 10–1–3 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 229 to 67.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19Chicago North Division HSEvanston, ILW 22–5
September 22Fort SheridanEvanston, ILW 28–0
September 23Chicago Englewood HSEvanston, ILW 35–0
September 28North CentralEvanston, ILW 22–6
September 30Northwestern AlumniEvanston, ILW 5–0
October 3LombardEvanston, ILW 23–0
October 7Chicago DentalEvanston, ILW 18–11
October 10Washington UniversitySt. Louis, MOW 23–0
October 17ChicagoChicago, ILT 0–0
October 24CincinnatiCincinnati, OHW 35–0
October 31IllinoisChampaign, ILW 12–11
November 14Notre Dame
  • American League park
  • Chicago, IL (rivalry)
T 0–0
November 21Wisconsin
T 6–6
November 26Carlisle
  • American League park
  • Chicago, IL
L 0–283,000[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "1903 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Northwestern Football Media Guide" (PDF). Northwestern University. p. 106. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Purple Outplayed By Wily Redmen". Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. November 27, 1903. p. 8. Retrieved April 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ "Carlisle Defeats Northwestern". Muscatine Journal. Muscatine, Iowa. November 27, 1903. p. 2. Retrieved April 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.