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
Seasons
← 1876
1878 →
1877 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         3 0 1
Princeton         2 0 1
Amherst         1 0 0
Harvard         3 1 0
Columbia         1 2 0
Rutgers         1 2 0
Stevens Tech         1 3 0
Tufts         0 3 0

The 1877 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey 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.

Schedule[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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 Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 10, 2013.