1890 Princeton Tigers football team

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1890 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1890 record 11–1–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Edgar Allan Poe
Seasons
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The 1890 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1890 college football season. The team finished with a 11–1–1 record, the Tigers recorded nine shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined total of 478 to 58.[1] The team's only loss was by a 32–0 score against Yale and they tied the Orange Athletic Club 0–0.[2]

Three Princeton players, fullback Sheppard Homans, Jr., end Ralph Warren, and guard Jesse Riggs, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1890 College Football All-America Team.[3] In 1952, Grantland Rice paid tribute to Homans as the embodiment of the rough and tumble days of iron man football. Rice wrote: "Just as Ty Cobb represents the ball game of many years ago, this man represented the football that used to be."[4]

The 115–0 defeat of Virginia is often marked as the beginning of major college football's arrival in the South.[5][6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
October 4 Franklin & Marshall University Field, Princeton, NJ W 33–16 [7]
October 8 Rutgers (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 27–0 300 [8]
October 11 at Orange Athletic Club Tuxedo Park, New York T 0–0 500 [9]
October 15 Penn (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 18–0 600 [10]
October 18 at Crescent Athletic Club Washington Park, Brooklyn W 12–0 3,000 [11][12]
October 22 Lafayette University Field, Princeton, NJ W 26–6 300 [13]
October 25 Lehigh University Field, Princeton, NJ W 50–0 [14]
October 29 at Columbia Athletic Club Analostan Island, Washington, D.C. W 60–0 3,000-4,000 [15]
November 1 vs. Virginia Oriole Park, Baltimore W 115–0 [16]
November 4 at Columbia Berkeley Oval, New York, NY W 85–0 1,000 [17]
November 8 at Penn (rivalry) University Grounds, Philadelphia W 6–0 10,000 [18]
November 15 vs. Wesleyan Eastern Park, Brooklyn W 46–4 500 [19]
November 27 vs. Yale (rivalry) Eastern Park, Brooklyn L 0–32 10,000 [20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1890 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. 2012. pp. 2–4. 
  4. ^ Grantland Rice (1952-04-03). "The Sportlight". Newport Daily News. 
  5. ^ Kevin Edds (June 7, 2013). "Lambeth: Virginia's Father of Athletics". Retrieved April 9, 2015 – via TheSabre.com. 
  6. ^ Newman, Zipp (4 December 1950). "Southern Football Notes". Times Daily - Google News Archive Search. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Princeton Surprised: They Defeat Franklin and Marshall With Difficulty". The Times (Philadelphia). October 5, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Princeton Defeats Rutgers". The Daily Times (New Brunswick, NJ). October 9, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Football Yesterday: The Princeton and Orange A. C. Teams Make a Grand Fight". The Sun (New York). October 12, 1890. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "A Hard Football Game: Princeton Defeats Pennsylvania by a Score of 18 to 0". The World (New York). October 16, 1890. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Princeton Wins Handily: The Crescent Football Team Defeated at Brooklyn". The New York Times. October 19, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. (Site: Washington Park, Brooklyn)
  12. ^ "Princeton Outkicks the Crescents". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 19, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. (Attendance: 3,000)
  13. ^ "Princeton, 26; Lafayette, 6". The World (New York). October 23, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Princeton Scores Against Lehigh". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 26, 1890. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "There's Foot-Ball Galore". The Sunday Herald. November 2, 1890. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  16. ^ "Virginians Vanquished: Princeton Wins a Football Match at Baltimore -- Several Players Injured". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 2, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  17. ^ "The "Black and Orange" to the Front: Princeton Outkicks the Columbia Boys by a Score of 85 to 0". The Sun (New York). November 5, 1890. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  18. ^ "Princeton's Close Call: She Had a Hard Fight to beat University of Pennsylvania 6 to 0". The Sun (New York). November 9, 1890. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  19. ^ "Princeton the Winner". The Inter Ocean. November 16, 1890. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  20. ^ "Yale's Blue Kickers Win". The Sun (New York). November 28, 1890. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  21. ^ "Fall of a Crowded Stand". The Sun (New York). November 28, 1890. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.