1887 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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1887 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
Conference Independent
1887 record 0–0–1
Head coach Unknown
Seasons
1888 →
1887 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Michigan         5 0 0
California         4 0 0
Minnesota         2 0 0
Harvard         10 1 0
Princeton         7 2 0
Navy         3 1 0
Virginia         0 0 1
Rutgers         3 6 0
Massachusetts         2 3 0
Indiana         0 1 0
Purdue         0 1 0
Cornell         0 2 0
Notre Dame         0 3 0

The 1887 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 1887 college football season.[1] On November 13, 1887, the Cavaliers and Pantops Academy fought to a scoreless tie in the first organized football game in the state of Virginia.[2] Students at UVA were playing pickup games of the kicking-style of football as early as 1870, and some accounts even claim that some industrious ones organized a game against Washington and Lee College in 1871, just two years after Rutgers and Princeton's historic first game in 1869. But no record has been found of the score of this contest.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
November 13 Pantops Academy Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA T 0–0  
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galen. "Too Much Information 2012: The Virginia Edition". Black Shoe Diaries. 
  2. ^ Ratcliffe, Jerry (2008). University of Virginia Football Vault. Atlanta, Ga.: Whitman Publishing, LLC. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7948-2647-5.