1888 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1888 Yale Bulldogs football
Consensus National Champions
IFA Champions
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1888 record 13–0 ( )
Head coach Walter Camp (1st year)
Captain Pa Corbin
Home stadium Yale Field
« 1887 1889 »

The 1888 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1888 college football season. They finished with a 13–0 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
September 29 Wesleyan* Yale FieldNew Haven, CT W 76–0  
October 6 Rutgers* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 65–0  
October 13 at Penn* Philadelphia, PA W 34–0  
October 16 at Wesleyan* Middletown, CT W 46–0  
October 19 at Amherst* Amherst, MA W 39–0  
October 20 at Williams* Williamstown, MA W 30–0  
October 24 vs. MIT* Hartford, CT W 68–0  
October 27 Stevens Tech* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 69–0  
November 3 Penn* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 54–0  
November 6 Crescent Athletic Club* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 28–0  
November 10 Amherst* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 70–0  
November 17 Wesleyan* Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 105–0  
November 24 vs. Princeton* Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 10–0  
*Non-conference game.