1875 Princeton Tigers football team

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1875 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1875 record 2–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Collins Denny
Seasons
← 1874
1876 →
1875 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         4 0 0
Columbia         4 1 1
Princeton         2 0 0
Rutgers         1 1 1
Yale         2 2 0
Stevens Tech         3 3 0
Tufts         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Wesleyan         0 1 0
Canada All-Stars         0 2 0
CCNY         0 3 0

The 1875 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1875 college football season. The team finished with a 2–0 record.[1] Collins Denny, who later became a notable clergyman and professor of philosophy, was captain of the 1875 team.[2]

On November 13, Princeton defeated Columbia by a 6–2 score, the New York Herald wrote: "The contest was short, sharp and decisive and attracted a considerable crowd."[3]

The team was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and as co-national champion (along with Harvard and Columbia) by Parke H. Davis.[4]

This season marked the last of four consecutive national championships, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 13 Columbia Princeton, NJ W 6–2  
November 20 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 6–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1875 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Football at Princeton". New York Herald. November 14, 1875. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved 31 December 2017.