1882 Princeton Tigers football team

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1882 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1882).jpg
Conference Independent
1882 record 7–2
Head coach No coach
Captain E. C. Peace
Seasons
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1882 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         8 0 0
Colorado College         1 0 0
Navy         1 0 0
Richmond         1 0 0
Harvard         7 1 0
Fordham         7 1 0
Princeton         7 2 0
Wesleyan         3 1 0
Rutgers         6 4 0
Stevens Tech         1 1 1
Dartmouth         1 1 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Lake Forest         1 1 0
Northwestern         1 1 0
Amherst         2 3 0
Penn         2 4 0
CCNY         1 2 0
Clifton A. C.         1 3 0
MIT         1 4 0
Randolph–Macon         0 1 0
Lafayette         0 2 0
McGill         0 2 0
Massachusetts         0 3 0
Columbia         0 5 0
Michigan         0 0 0

The 1882 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1882 college football season. The team finished with a 7–2 record, outscoring their opponents, 44 to 4,[1][2] the team's captain was E. C. Peace.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 11 Princeton alumni Princeton, NJ W 5–0    
October 14 Rutgers Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 5–0    
October 28 Penn Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 8–0    
November 7 at Columbia Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 8–0    
November 11 at Penn Recreation ParkPhiladelphia, PA W 10–0    
November 14 at Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ W 3–0    
November 18 at Harvard Holmes Field • Cambridge, MA (rivalry) L 1–2   1,000
November 25 Columbia Princeton, NJ W 3–0    
December 1 vs. Yale Polo Grounds • New York, NY (rivalry) L 1–2   6,000–7,000

Game summaries[edit]

On November 7, Princeton defeated Columbia at the Polo Grounds in New York, the game was played in two innings of 45 minutes each. Princeton won the game with eight goals and three touchdowns while Columbia was held to one safety touchdown.[4]

On November 11, Princeton defeated Penn at Recreation Park in Philadelphia. Princeton scored 10 goals and four touchdowns, and Penn was held scoreless.[5]

Princeton's game with Harvard was played on November 18 in Cambridge before a crowd of around 1,000 spectators, including a "score of ladies." Several inches of snow were cleared off the field before the game. Each team scored one goal, however Harvard's was from the field while Princeton's was after a touchdown, the rules stated a touchdown before a goal did not count, so Harvard's lone touchdown (with a missed goal kick) won the game.[1][6]

On November 25, Princeton defeated Columbia in the second match of the year between the schools. Princeton scored three goals and one touchdown and held Columbia scoreless.[7]

On Thursday, November 30, after the Polo Grounds in New York had been cleared of snow, Princeton lost to Yale before a crowd of between 6,000 and 7,000 people, including hundreds of ladies.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ "1882 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "All Time Captains". www.princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Columbia Meets Princeton". The New York Times. November 8, 1882. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Students Kicking: Exciting Game of Foot-Ball Between University and Princeton". The Times (Philadelphia). November 12, 1882. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Princeton Beaten By Harvard". The New York Times. November 19, 1882. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "untitled". The New York Times. November 26, 1882. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Yale's Great Victory: Defeating Princeton and Winning the Championship". The New York Times. December 1, 1882. p. 1.