1879 Princeton Tigers football team

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1879 Princeton Tigers football
1879 Princeton Tigers (team picture).jpg
Intercollegiate Football Association champion
National champion (Billingsley, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1879 record 4–0–1 (?–? IFA)
Head coach No coach
Captain Bland Ballard
Seasons
« 1878 1880 »
1879 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         4 0 1
Yale         3 0 2
Massachusetts         1 0 0
Michigan         1 0 1
Harvard         2 1 2
Penn         2 2 0
Amherst         1 1 0
Navy         0 0 1
McGill         0 0 1
Toronto         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 5
Rutgers         1 2 3
PA Military         0 1 1
Racine         0 1 0
Columbia         0 3 2
Swarthmore         0 0 0
  • † Result of Swarthmore's lone game is unknown

The 1879 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey in the 1879 college football season. The team finished with a 4–0–1 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and National Championship Foundation and as co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1][2] This season marked the ninth national championship in 11 years, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 18 Penn Princeton, NJ W 6–0  
November 1 Columbia Princeton, NJ W 2–0  
November 8 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 7–0  
November 15 Harvard Princeton, NJ W 1–0  
November 27 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. ^ 1879 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.