1888 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1888 Yale Bulldogs football
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Consensus national champion
IFA champion
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1888 record 13–0 ( )
Head coach Walter Camp (1st season)
Captain Pa Corbin
Home stadium Yale Field
Seasons
← 1887
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 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1888 college football season. The team finished with a 13–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "1888 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.