1889 Princeton Tigers football team

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1889 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1889).png
Consensus national champion
IFA champion
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1889 record 10–0 (?–0 IFA)
Head coach No coach
Captain Edgar Allan Poe
← 1888
1890 →

The 1889 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1889 college football season. The team finished with a 10–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champions by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2] They outscored their opponents 484 to 29.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Lehigh Princeton, NJ W 16–0  
October 12 at Lehigh Bethlehem, PA W 16–4  
October 19 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 49–0  
October 26 at Penn Philadelphia, PA W 72–4  
November 2 at Wesleyan Middletown, CT W 98–0  
November 6 at Columbia New York, NY W 71–0  
November 16 at Harvard Cambridge, MA W 41–15  
November 23 Orange (NJ) Athletic Club* Princeton, NJ W 54–6  
November 28 vs. Yale New York, NY W 10–0  
November 30 vs. Columbia (MD) Athletic Club Washington, D.C. W 57–0  
*Non-conference game.



  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 c "1889 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.