1889 Princeton Tigers football team

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1889 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus National Champions
IFA Champions
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. They finished with a 10–0 record and were retroactively named national champions by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] They outscored their opponents 484 to 29.[1]


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.