1923 Northwestern Purple football team

The 1923 Northwestern Purple football team represented Northwestern University during the 1923 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second year under head coach Glenn Thistlethwaite, the Purple compiled a 2–6 record (0–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

1923 Northwestern Purple football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Record2–6 (0–6 Big Ten)
Head coach
CaptainWilliam McElwain[1]
Home stadiumNorthwestern Field
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →
1923 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Illinois + 5 0 0 8 0 0
Michigan + 4 0 0 8 0 0
Chicago 5 1 0 7 1 0
Minnesota 2 1 1 5 1 1
Iowa 3 3 0 5 3 0
Indiana 2 2 0 3 4 0
Wisconsin 1 3 1 3 3 1
Ohio State 1 4 0 3 4 1
Purdue 1 4 0 2 5 1
Northwestern 0 6 0 2 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6Beloit*W 21–6
October 13vs. IndianaL 6–7
October 20at ChicagoL 0–13
October 27vs. Illinois
L 0–2932,000[3]
November 3at MinnesotaL 14–3418,000
November 10Lake Forest*
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
W 32–0
November 17at PurdueL 3–6
November 24Iowa
  • Northwestern Field
  • Evanston, IL
L 14–17
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 145. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "1923 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Walter Eckersall (October 28, 1923). "Illini and Maroons Gridiron Victors: Zuppke's Eleven Smashes Purple by 29-0 Margin". Chicago Sunday Tribune. p. Sports 1-2 – via Newspapers.com.