1885 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

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1885 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Conference Independent
1885 record 1–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Arch Carson
Home stadium Union Ball Park
1886 →

The 1885 Cincinnati football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the first season played under the school name. In its inaugural season the team played the Mount Auburn Athletic Club team with the games three weeks apart.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 23 Mount Auburn Athletic Club Union Ball ParkCincinnati, OH T 0–0  
November 14 Mount Auburn Athletic Club Union Ball Park • Cincinnati, OH W 26–6  


  1. ^ Katzowitz, Josh (2009). Bearcats rising : rags to Division I riches : how a gridiron minority bludgeons its way into the big time. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Press. p. 58. ISBN 9781933197654.