The (current) Tennessee School for the Deaf went toe to toe with the University school boys and ended in a 10-10 tie. I'm not up on football of the mid 1890s but a few things stood out to me from the article. There is not a quarterback listed. Also, each team made two touchdowns and a goal. How many points was a touchdown worth in 1895? And what exactly was a goal? Could the reporter have been wrong and they each made a touchdown (and PAT) plus a field goal? That would make it 10-10. More research is needed.
|Knoxville Daily Journal - November 26, 1895|
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