1888 North Carolina Tar Heels football team
|1888 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|Head coach||Hector Cowan (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Emerson Field|
|1888 college football records|
The 1888 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1888 college football season. They played four games with a final record of 1–3. This was the first season the University fielded a football team. The team captains for the 1888 season were Bob Bingham and Steve Bragaw. The game against Wake Forest was the first in the state, and the first against Trinity the first "scientific" game in the state. Ergo, one or the other is the first intercollegiate game in North Carolina. Princeton star Hector Cowan traveled south and trained the team.
|October 18||vs. Wake Forest||L 4–6|
|November 27||at Trinity (NC)||Durham, NC (Victory Bell)||L 0–16|
|May 1||vs. Wake Forest||Raleigh, NC||W 33–0|
|May 8||vs. Trinity (NC)||Raleigh, NC||L 17–25|
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