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1878 Princeton Tigers football team

1878 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus national champion
ConferenceIndependent
1878 record6–0
Head coachNo coach
CaptainBland Ballard
Seasons
← 1877
1879 →
1878 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         6 0 0
Yale         4 1 1
Columbia         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 1 2
Harvard         1 2 0
Penn         1 2 1
Rutgers         1 2 1
Amherst         1 3 0
Brown         0 1 0
Swarthmore         0 1 0

The 1878 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1878 college football season. The team finished with a 6–0 record and allowed only one goal.[1] The Tigers were retroactively named consensus national champions by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[2][3] This season marked Princeton's eighth national championship, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[4] The team's captain was Bland Ballard.[5]

Schedule

Date Opponent Site Result
October 19 Penn Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 2–0  
October 26 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 4–0  
November 2 Rutgers Princeton, NJ W 5–0  
November 9 at Penn Philadelphia, PA W 2–1  
November 16 Harvard Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 1–0  
November 28 vs. Yale Hoboken, NJ (rivalry) W 1–0  

References

  1. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "1878 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "All Time Captains". www.princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.