1889 Princeton Tigers football team

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1889 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1889).png
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1889 record 10–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Edgar Allan Poe
Seasons
← 1888
1890 →
1889 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         10 0 0
Yale         15 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Virginia         4 2 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
North Carolina         1 1 0
Washington         0 1 0
Michigan         1 2 0
Columbia         2 7 2

The 1889 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1889 college football season. The team finished with a 10–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champions by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] It was Princeton's 15th national championship.[2] The team outscored their opponents 484 to 29.[3] The team was captained by Edgar Allan Poe, the second cousin of his namesake, the writer Edgar Allan Poe.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Lehigh Princeton, NJ W 16–0  
October 12 at Lehigh Bethlehem, PA W 16–4  
October 19 Stevens Princeton, NJ W 49–0  
October 26 at Penn Philadelphia, PA (rivalry) W 72–4  
November 2 at Wesleyan Middletown, CT W 98–0  
November 6 at Columbia New York, NY W 71–0  
November 16 at Harvard Cambridge, MA (rivalry) W 41–15  
November 23 Orange Athletic Club Princeton, NJ W 54–6  
November 28 vs. Yale New York, NY (rivalry) W 10–0  
November 30 vs. Columbia Athletic Club Washington, DC W 57–0  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  3. ^ "1889 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.