1884 Princeton Tigers football team

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1884 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton football team, 1884.jpg
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1884 record9–0–1
Head coachNo coach
CaptainClinton N. Bird
Seasons
← 1883
1885 →
1884 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         9 0 1
Yale         8 0 1
Michigan         2 0 0
Williams         2 0 0
Navy         1 0 0
Wabash         1 0 0
Penn         5 1 1
Fordham         5 1 0
Harvard         7 4 0
Butler         1 1 0
Columbia         1 1 0
Rutgers         3 4 0
Stevens Tech         4 5 0
Wesleyan         3 5 0
Dartmouth         1 2 1
Massachusetts         1 2 0
Lafayette         2 5 0
Tufts         0 1 1
Albion         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
DePauw         0 1 0
Johns Hopkins         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 0
Lehigh         0 4 0

The 1884 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1884 college football season. The Tigers finished with a 9–0–1 record and were retroactively named national champions by the Billingsley Report and co-champions by Parke H. Davis.[1][2] This season marked Princeton's 12th football national championship.[3] Clinton N. Bird was the team captain.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 8 at Stevens Hoboken, NJ W 4–0  
October 10 at Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ (rivalry) W 23–5  
October 15 Wesleyan Princeton, NJ W 22–2  
October 18 Rutgers Princeton, NJ W 35–0  
October 25 at Penn Philadelphia, PA (rivalry) W 31–0  
October 29 Lafayette Princeton, NJ W 140–0  
November 1 Stevens Princeton, NJ W 58–0  
November 8 Johns Hopkins Princeton, NJ W 57–0  
November 19 at Harvard Cambridge, MA (rivalry) W 36–6  
November 27 vs. Yale New York, NY (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. ^ "1884 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.