1877 Princeton Tigers football team

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1877 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1877).jpg
Intercollegiate Football Association champion
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1877 record 2–0–1 (?–? IFA)
Head coach No coach
Captain Earl Dodge
« 1876 1878 »

The 1877 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1877 college football season. The team finished with a 2–0–1 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and as co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1][2] This season marked the seventh national championship in nine years, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[3] Princeton defeated Harvard for the first time.


Date Opponent Site Result
November 3 Harvard Princeton, NJ W 1–0  
November 17 Columbia Princeton, NJ W 4–0  
December 8 vs. Yale Hoboken, NJ T 0–0  
*Non-conference game.


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. pp. 105–106. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ 1877 Princeton University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 10, 2013.
  3. ^ Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 10, 2013.