1888 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1888 North Carolina Tar Heels football
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Conference Independent
1888 record 1–3
Head coach Hector Cowan (1st year)
Home stadium Emerson Field
Seasons
1889 →
1888 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
Harvard         12 1 0
Princeton         11 1 0
California         6 1 0
Cornell         4 2 0
Michigan         2 1 0
Northwestern         2 1 0
Trinity         2 1 0
Virginia         2 1 0
Wake Forest         2 1 0
Lake Forest         2 2 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Indiana         0 0 1
Miami (OH)         0 0 1
Massachusetts         2 4 0
Richmond         1 2 0
North Carolina         1 3 0
Navy         1 4 0
WPI         1 4 0
Rutgers         1 7 1
Penn State         0 2 1

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.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 18 at Wake Forest* Raleigh, NC (Rivalry) L 4–6  
November 27 at Trinity (NC)* Durham, NC (Rivalry) L 0–16  
May 1 at Wake Forest* Raleigh, NC W 33–0  
May 8 vs. Trinity (NC)* Raleigh, NC (Rivalry) L 17–25  
*Non-conference game.

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