1885 Princeton Tigers football team

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1885 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus National Champions
IFA Champions
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1885 record 9–0 (?–0 IFA)
Head coach No coach
« 1884 1886 »

The 1885 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1885 college football season. They finished with a 9–0 record and were retroactively named national champions by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] This season marked their thirteenth football national championship.[2]


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.


  1. ^ 1885 Princeton University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 11, 2013.
  2. ^ Princeton University championships. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 11, 2013.