1873 Princeton Tigers football team

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1873 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1873 record 1–0
Head coach No coach
Seasons
← 1872
1874 →
1873 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Princeton         2 0 0
Harvard         1 0 1
Washington and Lee         4 0 0
Stevens Tech         2 1 0
Yale         2 1 0
Columbia         2 1 0
Rutgers         1 2 0
McGill         0 1 1
Eton Players         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Princeton Seminary         0 1 0
VMI         0 4 0

The 1873 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey in the 1873 college football season. The team finished with a 1–0 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] They played Yale one time and won 3–0 (scoring then differed than today's system).[2] This season marked the second 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 15 Yale* Hamilton ParkNew Haven, CT W 3–0  
*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. ^ 1873 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.