1896 Stanford football team

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1896 Stanford football
Conference Independent
1896 record 2–1–1
Head coach Harry P. Cross (1st year)
« 1895 1897 »

The 1896 Stanford football team represented Stanford University in the 1896 college football season and was coached by Harry P. Cross in the first of his two nonconsecutive seasons with the team.[1] He returned to coach again in 1898. Like the two coaches who preceded him, Cross played football at Yale.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 10 vs. Olympic AC Central ParkSan Francisco, CA T 0–0  
October 24 vs. Reliance AC Central Park • San Francisco, CA W 10–0  
October 31 vs. Olympic AC Central Park • San Francisco, CA L 0–4  
November 26 vs. California Central Park • San Francisco, CA (6th Big Game) W 20–0  


  1. Official results from "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 142. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  2. "Harry P. Cross, 81, Providence Lawyer". The New York Times. March 13, 1955. Retrieved September 5, 2014.