1887 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1887 Yale Bulldogs football
Yale Bulldogs football team (1887).jpg
Consensus national champion
IFA champion
Conference Intercollegiate Football Association
1887 record 9–0 ( )
Head coach No coach
Captain Harry Beecher
Home stadium Yale Field
Seasons
← 1886
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 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1887 college football season. The team finished with a 9–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Wesleyan Yale FieldNew Haven, CT W 38–0  
October 15 at Wesleyan Middletown, CT W 106–0  
October 22 at Williams Williamstown, MA W 74–0  
October 29 at Penn Philadelphia, PA (rivalry) W 50–0  
November 6 Rutgers Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 74–0  
November 8 at Crescent Athletic Club New York, NY W 68–0  
November 12 Wesleyan Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 76–4  
November 19 vs. Princeton New York, NY (rivalry) W 12–0  
November 24 vs. Harvard Polo Grounds • New York, NY (rivalry) W 17–8  

Source: SR/College Football [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "1887 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.