1887 college football season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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.[2] 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 [3]), and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 102 to 10[4] 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.

Statistical leaders[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1887.htm
  2. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  3. ^ Scholastic. Notre Dame, IN: The University of Notre Dame. 1887. 
  4. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/michigan/1885-1889_yearly_results.php