1885 Princeton Tigers football team
|1885 Princeton Tigers football|
Consensus national champion
|Conference||Intercollegiate Football Association|
|1885 record||9–0 (?–0 IFA)|
|Head coach||No coach|
|Captain||C. M. DeCamp|
|1885 college football records|
The 1885 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey in the 1885 college football season. The team finished with a 9–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champions by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis. This season marked their thirteenth football national championship. The season was notable for one of the most celebrated football plays of the 19th century - a 90-yard punt return by Henry "Tillie" Lamar in the closing minutes of the game against Yale.
|October 3||at Stevens Tech||Hoboken, NJ||W 94–0|
|October 14||Stevens Tech||Princeton, NJ||W 76–0|
|October 24||at Penn||Philadelphia, PA||W 57–0|
|October 31||Penn||Princeton, NJ||W 80–10|
|November 7||at Columbia Law School*||New York, NY||W 64–0|
|November 11||Johns Hopkins||Princeton, NJ||W 10–0|
|November 14||Wesleyan||Princeton, NJ||W 76–0|
|November 21||at Yale||Yale Field • New Haven, CT||W 6–5|
|November 26||at Penn||Philadelphia, PA||W 76–10|
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
- 1885 Princeton University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 11, 2013.
- Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 11, 2013.