WIU has mostly wins over nearly 100 years of football

By NATE GRAHAM & ANJEL GORDON, The Proxy Report Staff

There are 58 Wins, 35 Losses and 4 Ties to sum up nearly 100 years of Homecoming Football Games. 

After a year-long hiatus from homecoming football games, the Leathernecks will be playing the 97th homecoming game in the 98th year. 

This year the 98th homecoming football game will be played on Hanson field at Western Illinois University.

Let us take a trip to the past and examine the first year of the homecoming football game.

The first homecoming football game was played in 1923 against Illinois State Normal university.

1923 was also the first homecoming that Western Illinois University hosted.

The game was victorious in that the Fighting Leathernecks crushed Normal 15 to Zero on a cold afternoon on November 10th, 1923.

We cheer on the Fighting Leathernecks who will be playing Southern Illinois Salukis on our 98th year of homecoming. 

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