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|1879 Princeton Tigers football|
|Head coach||No coach|
|1879 college football records|
The 1879 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1879 college football season. The team finished with a 4–0–1 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and National Championship Foundation and as co-national champion by Parke H. Davis. This season was Princeton's ninth national championship, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881. The team's captain was Bland Ballard.
|October 18||Penn||Princeton, NJ (rivalry)||W 6–0|
|November 1||Columbia||Princeton, NJ||W 2–0|
|November 8||Stevens Tech||Princeton, NJ||W 7–0|
|November 15||Harvard||Princeton, NJ (rivalry)||W 1–0|
|November 27||vs. Yale||Hoboken, NJ (rivalry)||T 0–0|