1879 Princeton Tigers football team

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1879 Princeton Tigers football
1879 Princeton Tigers (team picture).jpg
National champion (Billingsley, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1879 record 4–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Bland Ballard
Seasons
← 1878
1880 →
1879 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         4 0 1
Yale         3 0 2
Massachusetts         1 0 0
Michigan         1 0 1
Harvard         2 1 2
Penn         2 2 0
Amherst         1 1 0
Navy         0 0 1
McGill         0 0 1
Toronto         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 5
Rutgers         1 2 3
PA Military         0 1 1
Racine         0 1 0
Columbia         0 3 2
Swarthmore         0 0 0
  • † Result of Swarthmore's lone game is unknown

The 1879 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1879 college football season. The team finished with a 4–0–1 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and National Championship Foundation and as co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1][2] This season was Princeton's ninth national championship, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881,[3] the team's captain was Bland Ballard.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 18 Penn Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 6–0  
November 1 Columbia Princeton, NJ W 2–0  
November 8 Stevens Tech Princeton, NJ W 7–0  
November 15 Harvard Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 1–0  
November 27 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 January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ "1879 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.