1891 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 1891 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa during the 1891 college football season. It ended in controversy. Following victories over Cornell College and Nebraska, and losses to Minnesota and Iowa College, the Hawkeyes were 2–2 heading into their final game against Kansas in Kansas City, Missouri.[1] Following an argument where Kansas argued that Iowa had not put the ball into play fairly, the Jayhawks left the field claiming a 14–12 victory. However, the game was not called until after the next play, when Iowa scored an uncontested touchdown.[2] Today, Iowa lists the game as an 18–14 Hawkeye victory.[1]

1891 Iowa Hawkeyes football
ConferenceIndependent
Record3–2
Head coach
  • None
Home stadiumIowa Field
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ohio Wesleyan     4 0 0
Kansas     7 0 1
Illinois     5 1 0
Missouri     3 1 0
Lake Forest     6 2 0
Washington University     4 1 1
Minnesota     3 1 1
Wisconsin     3 1 1
Cincinnati     4 2 1
Iowa     3 2 0
Doane     2 2 0
Iowa College     1 1 1
Miami (OH)     1 1 0
Nebraska     2 2 0
Northwestern     2 2 3
Michigan     4 5 0
Ohio State     2 3 0
Case     1 2 0
Buchtel     1 3 0
Washburn     1 5 0
Michigan State Normal     0 2 0

Earlier in the year, two firsts were established in Hawkeye football history. On November 2, the Hawkeyes played rival Minnesota for the first of many times in school history. Later, on November 26, the Hawkeyes played their first game outside the state of Iowa in a win against Nebraska. The game was played in Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultSource
October 24Cornell (IA)W 64–6
November 2Minnesota
L 4–42
November 9at Iowa CollegeGrinnell, IAL 4–6
November 26vs. NebraskaOmaha, NE (rivalry)W 22–0
December 52:30 p.m.vs. KansasW 18–14[3][4][5]

The outcome of this game is disputed (see above).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "All-Time Scores". HawkeyeSports.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-09. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
  2. ^ a b Lamb, D and McGrane, B, p. 5.
  3. ^ "K. U. Vanquished By By[sic] S. U. I." Kansas City Times. Kansas City, Missouri. December 6, 1891. p. 3. Retrieved January 1, 2023 – via Newspapers.com  .
  4. ^ "Both Claim A Victory". The Topeka Daily Capital. Topeka, Kansas. December 6, 1891. p. 3. Retrieved January 1, 2023 – via Newspapers.com  .
  5. ^ "Iowas, 18; Kansas 16". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. St. Louis, Missouri. December 6, 1891. p. 11. Retrieved January 1, 2023 – via Newspapers.com  .

SourcesEdit

  • MacCambridge, M. (2005) ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. New York: ESPN Books. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
  • Lamb, D. and McGrane, B. (1964) 75 Years with the Fighting Hawkeyes. WM. C. Brown Company. ASIN B0007E01F8