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1876 Yale Bulldogs football team

1876 Yale Bulldogs football
Yale football 1876.jpg
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1876 record 3–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Eugene V. Baker
Home stadium Hamilton Park
Seasons
← 1875
1877 →
1876 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         3 0 0
Rutgers         1 0 0
Harvard         3 1 0
Princeton         3 2 0
Stevens Tech         2 2 1
Penn         1 2 0
Canada All-Stars         0 1 0
McGill         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Philadelphia All-Stars         0 1 0
Columbia         1 3 0

The 1876 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1876 college football season. The team finished with a 3–0 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2] The Yale team defeated rival Harvard for the first time.

Schedule

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 18 Harvard Hamilton ParkNew Haven, CT (rivalry) W 1–0   2,000
November 30 vs. Princeton St George's Cricket Club[3]Hoboken, NJ (rivalry) W 2–0   >1,000[3]
December 9 vs. Columbia Hoboken, NJ W 2–0    

Source: SR/College Football [2]

References

  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 "1876 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Foot-Ball, from the New York Herald, Dec. 1st". The Buffalo Commercial. December 2, 1876. p. 2.