1878 Princeton Tigers football team

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1878 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus national champion
Intercollegiate Football Association champion
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1878 record 6–0 (?–0 IFA)
Head coach No coach
Captain Bland Ballard
Seasons
← 1877
1879 →
1878 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         6 0 0
Yale         4 1 1
Columbia         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 1 2
Harvard         1 2 0
Penn         1 2 1
Rutgers         1 2 1
Amherst         1 3 0
Brown         0 1 0
Swarthmore         0 1 0

The 1878 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey in the 1878 college football season. The team finished with a 6–0 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] This season marked the eighth national championship in 10 years, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 19 Penn Princeton, NJ W 2–0  
October 26 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 4–0  
November 2 Rutgers Princeton, NJ W 5–0  
November 9 at Penn Philadelphia, PA W 2–1  
November 16 Harvard Princeton, NJ W 1–0  
November 28 vs. Yale Hoboken, NJ W 1–0  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1878 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 10, 2013.