1897 Utah Utes football team

The University of Utah Utes football team was started in 1892 and played three games that year. Although Utah did not field a team in 1893, it resumed played in 1894—once again playing three games. A different person acted as coach each year on a volunteer basis. However, the coach of the 1892 season is unknown.[1] The first known head coach was Robert Harkness who coached the 1894 season. He was followed by Walter Shoup in 1895, C.B. Ferris in 1896, Mr. Cummings in 1897, Benjamin Wilson in 1898, and Charles Gatehouse in 1899.[1] Utah's cumulative record for the decade was 9–13 (.409).

1892

1892
Conference Independent
1892 record 0–1
Head coach Unknown[1]

The 1892 season was the first season in history for the Utah Utes football team. They played three games that year in which the team was 1–2. However, only one game counts in official NCAA records so their official record is 0–1. Utah lost to Utah Agricultural College (now Utah State University) 12–0 in the first game of what is now known as the Battle of the Brothers.[2]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 25 at Utah A.C. Utah A.C. quad • Logan, Utah (Battle of the Brothers) L 0–12  
Unknown Salt Lake City YMCA Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 4–0  
Unknown Salt Lake City YMCA Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–4  
†Game not included in official NCAA records

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1893

Utah did not field a team in 1893.

1894

1894
Conference Independent
1894 record 1–2
Head coach Robert Harkness[1]
Date Opponent Site Result
October 4 Salt Lake City High School Utah State Fairgrounds[4]Salt Lake City, Utah L 4–20  
November 3 Salt Lake City YMCA Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–14  
November 29 Salt Lake City High School Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 14–6  

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1895

1895
Conference Independent
1895 record 0–1
Head coach Walter Shoup[1]
Date Opponent Site Result
November 28 Salt Lake City High YMCA Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–20  

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1896

1896
Conference Independent
1896 record 3–2
Head coach C.B. Ferris[1]
Date Opponent Site Result
April 6 Brigham Young Academy Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah (The Holy War) W 12–4  
November 14 Brigham Young Academy Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah (The Holy War) W 6–0  
November 26 Salt Lake City Crescents Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–4  
December 5 at Brigham Young Academy Unknown location • Provo, Utah (The Holy War) L 6–8  
December 25 Salt Lake City High School Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 6–4  

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1897

1897
Conference Independent
1897 record 1–5
Head coach Mr. Cummings[1]
Date Opponent Site Result
October 23 Salt Lake City YMCA Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–8  
November 1 Latter Day Saints College Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 8–0  
November 5 Collegiate Institute Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 4–6  
November 25 Salt Lake City YMCA Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–16  
December 4 Brigham Young Academy Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah (The Holy War) L 0–14  
December 18 at Brigham Young Academy Unknown location • Provo, Utah (The Holy War) L 0–22  

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1898

1898
Conference Independent
1898 record 2–1
Head coach Benjamin Wilson[1]
Date Opponent Site Result
November 14 at Salt Lake City High School Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–6  
November 24 Brigham Young Academy Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 5–0  
December 12 All Hallows College Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 1–0*  
*Utah wins by forfeit

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1899

1899
Conference Independent
1899 record 2–1
Head coach Charles Gatehouse[1]
Date Opponent Site Result
November 3 9th Calvary Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 18–0  
November 13 9th Calvary Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah W 5–0  
November 25 Salt Lake City High School Walker Field • Salt Lake City, Utah L 0–34  

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