1881 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1881 Yale Bulldogs football
Yale football team, 1881.jpg
National champion (NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1881 record 5–0–1
Head coach No coach
Home stadium Hamilton Park
Seasons
← 1880
1882 →
1881 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         5 0 1
Princeton         7 0 2
Richmond         2 0 0
Dartmouth         1 0 1
Penn State         1 0 0
Harvard         6 1 1
Massachusetts         2 1 1
Kentucky U.         2 1 0
Columbia         3 3 1
Rutgers         2 4 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 1
Kentucky State         1 2 0
CCNY         0 1 0
Lewisburg         0 1 0
MIT         0 1 0
Wesleyan         0 1 0
Randolph–Macon         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 1
Michigan         0 3 0
Penn         0 5 0

The 1881 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1881 college football season. The team compiled a 5–0–1 record, did not allow opposing teams to score a single point, outscored all opponents, 10-0, and was retroactively named co-national champions by the National Championship Foundation and Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 29 at Amherst Amherst, MA W 2–0[3]   --
November 2 Michigan Hamilton ParkNew Haven, CT W 2–0[4]   600
November 5 Amherst Hamilton Park • New Haven, CT W 4–0[5]   --
November 12 Harvard Hamilton Park • New Haven, CT (rivalry) W 1–0[6]   1,500
November 17 vs. Columbia Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 1–0[7]   --
November 24 vs. Princeton Polo Grounds • New York, NY (rivalry) T 0–0[8]   10,000

Source: SR/College Football [2]

Roster[edit]

Source:[9]

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 "1881 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Yale and Amherst at Foot-Ball". The New York Times. October 31, 1881. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "College Foot-Ball". The New York Times. November 3, 1881. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "Yale Against Amherst". The New York Times. November 6, 1881. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Yale Overcomes Harvard". The New York Times. November 13, 1881. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Pretty Lively Football: Yale Defeats Columbia After a Long and Hot Battle". The Sun. November 17, 1881. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Princeton Faces Yale: Playing Foot-Ball in a Freezing Wind". The New York Times. November 25, 1881. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ Richard Melancthon Hurd (1888). A History of Yale Athletics, 1840-1888. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. p. 82.