1887 college football season
|1887 college football season|
1887 Yale team
|Total # of teams||15|
|Number of bowls||0|
The 1887 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions. In the West, the 1887 Michigan Wolverines football team compiled a 5–0 record, including three wins over Notre Dame (who was playing its first game ever and didn't have a varsity team yet ), and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 102 to 10 On November 13, college football was first played in the state of Virginia when the Virginia Cavaliers and Pantops Academy fought to a scoreless tie.
- Player scoring most points: Knowlton Ames, Princeton, 219
- Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
- Scholastic. Notre Dame, IN: The University of Notre Dame. 1887.
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