1879 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1879 Yale Bulldogs football
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1879 record 3–0–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Walter Camp
Home stadium Hamilton Park
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 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1879 college football season. The team finished with a 3–0–2 record and was retroactively named co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 1 vs. Penn Hoboken, NJ (rivalry) W 3–0  
November 8 Harvard Hamilton ParkNew Haven, CT (rivalry) T 0–0  
November 15 Rutgers Hamilton Park • New Haven, CT W 5–0  
November 22 vs. Columbia Hoboken, NJ W 2–0  
November 27 vs. Princeton Hoboken, NJ (rivalry) T 0–0  

Source: SR/College Football [2]

Roster[edit]

  • Forwards: Franklin M. Eaton, John S. Harding, Louis K. Hull, Benjamin B. Lamb, Howard H. Knapp, John Moorhead Jr., Frederic Remington, Charles S. Beck
  • Halfbacks: Walter Irving Badger, Walter Camp, George H. Clark, William A. Peters, Robert W. Watson
  • Backs: William K. Nixon, Chester W. Lyman
  • Others: Benjamin Wisner Bacon, John S. Durand, John F. Merrill, Charles B. Storrs, Frederick R. Vernon
  • Manager: Eugene W. Walker

Sources:[3][4][5]

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. ^ a b "1879 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ Richard Melancthon Hurd (1888). A History of Yale Athletics, 1840-1888. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. p. 81. 
  4. ^ Tim Cohane (1951). The Yale Football Story. Putnam. p. 343. 
  5. ^ "Yale Football 2009 Media Guide". Yale University. 2009. pp. 113–125.