1881 Princeton Tigers football team

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1881 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Parke H. Davis)
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1881 record 7–0–2 (?–? IFA)
Head coach No coach
Captain P. T. Bryan
Seasons
← 1880
1882 →
1881 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         5 0 1
Princeton         7 0 2
Richmond         2 0 0
Dartmouth         1 0 1
Penn State         1 0 0
Harvard         6 1 1
Massachusetts         2 1 1
Kentucky U.         2 1 0
Columbia         3 3 1
Rutgers         2 4 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 1
Kentucky State         1 2 0
CCNY         0 1 0
Lewisburg         0 1 0
MIT         0 1 0
Wesleyan         0 1 0
Randolph–Macon         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 1
Michigan         0 3 0
Penn         0 5 0

The 1881 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey in the 1881 college football season. The team finished with a 7–0–2 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 Princeton's 11th national championship in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 15 at Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ W 5–0  
October 22 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 7–0  
October 29 at Penn Philadelphia, PA W 7–0  
November 4 Michigan Princeton, NJ W 1–0  
November 5 Penn Princeton, NJ W 4–0  
November 10 Rutgers Princeton, NJ W 1–0  
November 12 at Columbia New York, NY W 1–0  
November 19 Harvard Princeton, NJ T 0–0  
November 24 vs. Yale New York, NY 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. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1881 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.