1872 Princeton Tigers football team
|1872 Princeton Tigers football|
|Head coach||No coach|
|Captain||David T. Marvel|
|1872 college football records|
The 1872 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey (by then more commonly known as Princeton College) 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. They played Rutgers one time and won 4–1 (scoring then differed than today's system). This season marked the first of four consecutive national championships, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.
|November 23||Rutgers*||Princeton, NJ||W 4–1|
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
- "1872 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 9, 2013.