1888 college football season

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The 1888 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions.[2] October 18 saw the first intercollegiate game in the state of North Carolina when Wake Forest defeated North Carolina 6–4.[3] The first "scientific game" occurred on Thanksgiving of the same year when North Carolina played Duke (then Trinity). Duke won 16 to 0.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1888.htm
  2. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Wake Forest: A Look Back". 
  4. ^ "Trinity College To Have Football Season". Winston-Salem Journal. July 25, 1920. p. 5.