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The 1897 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson Agricultural College in the 1897 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The Tigers completed their season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association[1] with a record of 2–2, with wins over South Carolina and a Charlotte YMCA team, and losses to Georgia and North Carolina.[2] All games were played in the opposing school's home city.[3][4] William M. Williams served as the team's coach for his first season while W. T. Brock was the captain.[5][6] The team was state champion.[7]

1897 Clemson Tigers football
1897 Clemson Tigers football team.png
State champion
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1897 record2–2 (0–1 SIAA)
Head coachWilliam M. Williams (1st season)
CaptainW. T. Brock
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
Tennessee 1 0 0     4 1 0
Central (KY) 1 1 0     1 2 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 2 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 1 0     2 2 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 4 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 9at GeorgiaL 0–24
October 23at Charlotte YMCA*Charlotte, NCW 10–0
October 25at North Carolina*Chapel Hill, NCL 0–28
November 10at South Carolina*Columbia, SC (Big Thursday)W 18–6
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ see Glomerata. 1898. p. 94.
  2. ^ "2016 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE" (PDF). ClemsonTigers.com. Clemson Athletics. 2016. pp. 200–208. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Bourret, Tim. "2010 Clemson Football Media Guide" (PDF). Clemson University. p. 202. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Clemson Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  5. ^ 2010 Media Guide, p. 198
  6. ^ Reel, Jerome. The High Seminary (PDF). pp. 132–133.
  7. ^ http://www.clemson.edu/cedp/press/pubs/ths-v1/06-ch06.pdf