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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

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 19PennPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 2–0
October 26Stevens TechPrinceton, NJW 4–0
November 2RutgersPrinceton, NJW 5–0
November 9at PennPhiladelphia, PAW 2–1
November 16HarvardPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 1–0
November 28vs. YaleHoboken, 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.