1877 Princeton Tigers football team

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1877 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1877).jpg
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1877 record 2–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain W. E. Dodge
Seasons
← 1876
1878 →
1877 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         3 0 1
Princeton         2 0 1
Amherst         1 0 0
Harvard         3 1 0
Columbia         1 2 0
Rutgers         1 2 0
Stevens Tech         1 3 0
Tufts         0 3 0

The 1877 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1877 college football season. The team finished with a 2–0–1 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and as co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] This season was Princeton's seventh national championship and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[2] Princeton played Harvard for the second time, earning its first victory over the Crimson,[3] the captain of the team was W. E. Dodge.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 3 Harvard Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 1–0  
November 17 Columbia Princeton, NJ W 4–0  
December 8 vs. Yale Hoboken, NJ (rivalry) T 0–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  3. ^ "1877 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.