1876 Princeton Tigers football team

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1876 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1876 record 3–2
Head coach No coach
Captain A. J. McCosh (fall)
B. Nicoll (spring)
Seasons
← 1875
1877 →
1876 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         3 0 0
Rutgers         1 0 0
Harvard         3 1 0
Princeton         3 2 0
Stevens Tech         2 2 1
Penn         1 2 0
Canada All-Stars         0 1 0
McGill         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Philadelphia All-Stars         0 1 0
Columbia         1 3 0

The 1876 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1876 college football season. The team finished with a 3–2 record and outscored its opponents, 15–3, but lost to both Harvard and Yale.[1] 1876 was the only year between 1872 and 1881 that Princeton did not claim at least a share of the national championship assigned retroactively by either the Billingsley Report, the National Championship Foundation, or Parke H. Davis.[2] The captain of the team was A. J. McCosh in the fall and B. Nicoll in the spring of 1877.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 1 at Penn Philadelphia, PA (rivalry) W 6–0  
November 11 at Columbia New York, NY W 3–0  
November 25 Penn Princeton, NJ W 6–0  
November 30 vs. Yale Hoboken, NJ (rivalry) L 0–2  
March 3, 1877 at Harvard Cambridge, MA (rivalry) L 0–1  

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1876 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ "All Time Captains". www.princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.