The University of Minnesota football team finished with 10-1 record in 1905, good for second place in the Big Nine conference. The team's only defeat: a 16-12 loss to Wisconsin at Northrop Field. Interest in the game was apparently intense. The Minneapolis Journal described the city as "football crazy" that afternoon and published this cartoon on the front page.
 
Minneapolis Journal cartoon, Nov. 5, 1905

Minneapolis Journal cartoon, Nov. 5, 1905

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