Macon Telegraph article, December 6, 1891:
"Mercer's young athletic club is rapidly progressing. A football team has been chosen to represent the college and with the permission of the faculty they hope to meet the team of the university in Athens sometime during the month of January ."
Robert E. Wilder's Gridiron Glory Days: Football at Mercer 1892-1942:
"Regular practice sessions were held and plans were made to outfit the team. The uniforms consisted of white canvas jackets, white cannon knee pants, black stockings, and caps of orange and black, Mercer's school colors."
"Since the game was to be played in Athens, most of the students, faculty, and many local citizens took the train for Athens. The fans who attended this game would actually witness the first college football game in Georgia, and one of the first in the deep South."
"The Mercer men drew praises for their hard fought battle, but they were no match for the 'varsities' as the game ended 50-0."