1872 Princeton Tigers football team

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1872 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1872 record 1–0
Head coach No coach
Captain David T. Marvel
Seasons
← 1870
1873 →
1872 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         1 0 0
Yale         1 0 0
Rutgers         1 1 1
Columbia         1 2 1
Stevens Tech         0 1 0

The 1872 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1872 college football season. The team finished with a 1–0 record and was retroactively named the national champion by the Billingsley Report and National Championship Foundation and as the national co-champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] Princeton played Rutgers once, winning 4 goals to 1.[2] David T. Marvel was the team captain.[3]

This season marked the first of four consecutive national championships, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 23 Rutgers Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 4–1  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ "1872 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved 31 December 2017.