1889 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1889 Yale Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1889 record 15–1
Head coach Walter Camp (2nd season)
Captain Charles O. Gill
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 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1889 college football season. In their second season under head coach Walter Camp, Yale compiled a 15–1 record, held opponents scoreless in 12 games, and outscored all opponents by a total of 664 to 31, its only loss was in the final game of the season against rival Princeton by a 10–0 score.[1]

Three Yale players (end Amos Alonzo Stagg, guard Pudge Heffelfinger and tackle Charles O. Gill) were named to the 1889 College Football All-America Team, the first college football All-America team as selected by Caspar Whitney.[2] Stagg and Heffelfinger have also been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 28 Wesleyan W 38–0
October 9 at Wesleyan W 63–5
October 12 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 36–0 [3]
October 16 Cornell
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 56–6 [4]
October 19 Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 42–0 [5]
October 24 at Trinity W 64–0 [6]
October 26 at Columbia
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
W 62–0 [7]
October 30 at Penn (rivalry) W 22–10 [8]
October 31 vs. Stevens
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
W 30–0 [9]
November 5 at Crescent Athletic Club W 18–0 [10]
November 9 at Cornell W 70–0 2,000 [11]
November 12 at Amherst W 32–0 [12]
November 13 at Williams
W 70–0
November 16 vs. Wesleyan W 52–0 [13]
November 23 vs. Harvard (rivalry)
  • Hampden Park
  • Springfield, MA
W 6–0 15,000 [14]
November 28 vs. Princeton (rivalry)
  • Berkley Oval
  • New York, NY
L 0–10 >25,000 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1889 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  2. ^ The All-America Team for 1889 selected by Casper Whitney is identified in the NCAA guide to football award winners Archived 2009-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "No Science In The Play: Yale Defeats Williams in a Very Rough Game of Football". The New York Times. October 13, 1889. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Yale Wins at Football: Cornell Defeated by a Score of 56 to 6". The New York Times. October 17, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Yale Defeats Amherst". The New York Times. October 28, 1889. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Yale 64, Trinity 0: The Blues Easily Win at Hartford -- Casualties and Score". Burlington Daily Free Press. October 25, 1889. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Yale Beats Columbia, and Princeton Wins, Too". The New York Times. October 27, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Yale Takes The Game". The Times (Philadelphia). October 31, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Yale's New Football Men: Corbin, Terry and Beecher Play Against Stevens". The New York Times. November 1, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Yale Muscle Wins Again". The Sun (New York). November 6, 1889. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Cornell Defeated By Yale". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. November 10, 1889. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Yale Plays The Return Game With Amherst And Wins". The New York Times. November 13, 1889. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Yale, 52; Wesleyan, 0". The New York Times. November 17, 1889. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Yale Wins From Harvard". The New York Times. November 24, 1889. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "Princeton Wins Gloriously". The Sun (New York). November 29, 1889. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.