1884 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1884 Yale Bulldogs football
National champion (Helms, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1884 record 8–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Eugene Lamb Richards
Home stadium Yale Field
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 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1884 college football season. The team compiled an 8–0–1 record, shut out eight of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents, 495 to 10.[1] The team was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and National Championship Foundation and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 1 Wesleyan Yale FieldNew Haven, CT W 31–0    
October 11 Stevens Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 96–0    
October 18 vs. Wesleyan Ward Street Grounds[3]Hartford, CT W 63–0    
October 22 at Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ W 76–10[4]    
October 25 at Dartmouth Hanover, NH (rivalry) W 113–0    
November 5 Wesleyan Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 46–0    
November 19 Yale Alumni Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 18–0    
November 22 Harvard Yale Field • New Haven, CT (rivalry) W 52–0[5]   2,400
November 27 vs. Princeton Polo GroundsNew York, NY (rivalry) T 0–0[6]   over 10,000

Source: SR/College Football [1]

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1884 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. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16324108/football_ad/
  4. ^ "College Foot Ball Contests". Evening Star. October 23, 1884. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "The Harvards Badly Beaten: The Yale Football Team Whip Them by a Score of 52 to 0". The New York Times. November 23, 1884. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Hard Work and No Glory: The Princeton-Yale Football Game Declared Drawn". The New York Times. November 28, 1884. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.