1898 Princeton Tigers football team

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1898 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1898 record 11–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Art Hillebrand
« 1897 1899 »

The 1898 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1898 college football season. The team finished with an 11–0–1 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by one selector, Parke H. Davis, a Princeton alumnus. Harvard finished with an 11–0 record and was named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation.[1][2] They outscored their opponents 266 to 5.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 24 Lehigh Princeton, NJ W 21–0  
October 1 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 42–0  
October 8 Franklin & Marshall Princeton, NJ W 58–0  
October 12 Lafayette Princeton, NJ W 34–0  
October 14 Maryland Athletic Club  ? W 24–0  
October 15 at Navy Worden FieldAnnapolis, MD W 30–0  
October 22 Cornell Princeton, NJ W 6–0  
October 26 Penn State Princeton, NJ W 5–0  
October 29 Brown Princeton, NJ W 23–0  
November 2 Virginia Princeton, NJ W 12–0  
November 5 at Army West Point, NY T 5–5  
November 12 Yale Princeton, NJ W 6–0  
*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 1898 Princeton University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 18, 2013.