1885 Princeton Tigers football team

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1885 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1885).png
Consensus national champion
IFA champion
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1885 record 9–0 (?–0 IFA)
Head coach No coach
Captain C. M. DeCamp
Seasons
« 1884 1886 »
1885 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         9 0 0
Michigan         3 0 0
Colorado College         1 0 0
Cincinnati         1 0 1
Yale         7 1 0
Massachusetts         3 2 1
Richmond         1 1 0
Navy         1 2 0
Rutgers         0 1 0

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.[1][2] This season marked their thirteenth football national championship.[3] 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
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 FieldNew Haven, CT W 6–5  
November 26 at Penn Philadelphia, PA W 76–10  
*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. ^ 1885 Princeton University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 11, 2013.
  3. ^ Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 11, 2013.