1887 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1887 Yale Bulldogs football
Consensus National Champions
IFA Champions
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1887 record 9–0 ( )
Head coach No coach
Captain Harry Beecher
Home stadium Yale Field
« 1886 1888 »

The 1887 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1887 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]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Wesleyan* Yale FieldNew Haven, CT W 38–0  
October 15 at Wesleyan* Middletown, CT W 106–0  
October 22 at Williams* Williamstown, MA W 74–0  
October 29 at Penn* Philadelphia, PA W 50–0  
November 6 Rutgers* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 74–0  
November 8 at Crescent Athletic Club* New York, NY W 68–0  
November 12 Wesleyan* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 76–4  
November 19 vs. Princeton* New York, NY W 12–0  
November 24 vs. Harvard* Polo Grounds • New York, NY (The Game) W 17–8  
*Non-conference game.