1876 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1876 Yale Bulldogs football
Yale football 1876.jpg
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1876 record 3–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Eugene V. Baker
Home stadium Hamilton Park
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 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1876 college football season. The team finished with a 3–0 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2] The Yale team defeated rival Harvard for the first time.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
November 18 Harvard Hamilton ParkNew Haven, CT (rivalry) W 1–0   2,000
November 30 vs. Princeton St George's Cricket Club[3]Hoboken, NJ (rivalry) W 2–0   >1,000[3]
December 9 vs. Columbia Hoboken, NJ W 2–0    

Source: SR/College Football [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "1876 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Foot-Ball, from the New York Herald, Dec. 1st". The Buffalo Commercial. December 2, 1876. p. 2.