1883 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1883 Yale Bulldogs football
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1883 record 9–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Ray Tompkins
Home stadium Hamilton Park
Seasons
← 1882
1884 →
1883 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Gallaudet         2 0 0
Carleton         1 0 0
Johns Hopkins         1 0 0
Harvard         8 2 0
Princeton         7 1 0
Penn         6 2 1
Stevens Tech         6 4 1
Massachusetts         1 1 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Williams         1 1 0
Fordham         4 5 0
Lafayette         2 4 0
Wesleyan         3 5 0
Columbia         1 3 0
Michigan         1 4 0
Rutgers         1 6 0
Amherst         0 1 0
Dartmouth         0 1 0
Hamline         0 1 0
Lewisburg         0 1 0
Navy         0 1 0
CCNY         0 2 0
Georgetown         0 2 0

The 1883 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1883 college football season. The team compiled a 9–0 record, shut out eight of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents, 540 to 2.[1] The team was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation and Parke H. Davis.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 Wesleyan Hamilton ParkNew Haven, CT W 58–0    
September 29 at Wesleyan Middletown, CT W 90–0    
October 6 Stevens Hamilton Park • New Haven, CT W 59–0[3]    
November 6 vs. Rutgers Washington ParkBrooklyn, NY W 92–0[4]   nearly 1,000
November 14 Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, NY W 49–0    
November 17 vs. Columbia Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 93–0[5]   400–500
November 21 Michigan Hamilton Park • New Haven, CT W 64–0   400
November 24 vs. Princeton Polo Grounds • New York, NY (rivalry) W 6–0[6]   5,000–6,000
November 29 vs. Harvard Polo Grounds • New York, NY (rivalry) W 23–2[7]   nearly 10,000

Source: SR/College Football [1]

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1883 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Yale vs. Stevens Institute". The Harvard Crimson. October 12, 1883. 
  4. ^ "Yale Easily Defeats Rutgers". New York Tribune. November 7, 1883. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Two Games of Football". The Sun. November 18, 1883. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Yale Beats Princeton". The Sun. November 25, 1883. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Yale Again Victorious". New York Tribune. November 30, 1883. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.