1872 Princeton Tigers football team

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1872 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1872 record 1–0
Head coach No coach
Seasons
« 1870 1873 »
1872 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         1 0 0
Yale         1 0 0
Rutgers         1 1 1
Columbia         1 2 1
Stevens Tech         0 1 0

The 1872 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1872 college football season. The team finished with a 1–0 record and was retroactively named the national champions by the Billingsley Report and National Championship Foundation and as the national co-champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] They played Rutgers one time and won 4–1 (scoring then differed than today's system).[2] This season marked the first of four consecutive national championships, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 23 Rutgers* Princeton, NJ W 4–1  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ 1872 Princeton University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 9, 2013.