1890 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1890 Yale Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1890 record 13–1
Head coach Walter Camp (3rd season)
Captain William Rhodes
Seasons
← 1889
1891 →
1890 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         11 0 0
Yale         13 1 0
California         4 0 0
Virginia         5 2 0
Cornell         8 4 0
Michigan         4 1 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
Washington         0 0 1
Columbia         1 5 1
Colorado         0 4 0

The 1890 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1890 college football season. In its third year under head coach Walter Camp, the team compiled a 13–1 record, recorded 12 shutouts, and outscored all opponents by a total of 486 to 18, its only loss was to rival Harvard by a 12–6 score.[1]

Three Yale players (halfback Thomas McClung, guard Pudge Heffelfinger, and tackle William Rhodes) were consensus picks for the 1890 College Football All-America Team.[2] All three have also been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
October 1 Wesleyan W 8–0 [3]
October 4 at Crescent Athletic Club W 18–6 4,000 [4]
October 8 at Wesleyan W 34–0 [5]
October 11 Lehigh
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 26–0 [6]
October 15 at Trinity W 40–0 500 [7]
October 18 at Orange Athletic Club
W 16–0 [8]
October 22 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 36–0 [9]
October 25 at Amherst W 12–0 [10]
November 1 Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 76–0 [11]
November 4 at Crescent Athletic Club W 52–0 8,000 [12]
November 8 Rutgers
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 70–0 [13]
November 15 Penn (rivalry)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 60–0 [14]
November 22 vs. Harvard (rivalry) L 6–12 > 9,000 [15]
November 27 vs. Princeton (rivalry)
W 32–0 10,000 [16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1890 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. 2012. pp. 2–4. 
  3. ^ "The Season Opened At Yale". The Sun (New York). October 2, 1890. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Weak In The Rush Line: The Crescents Succumb to Yale's Foot Ball Team". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 5, 1890. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Yale 34, Wesleyan 0". The Hartford Courant. October 9, 1890. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Yale Defeats Lehigh". The Times (Philadelphia). October 12, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Yale, 40; Trinity, 0". The World (New York). October 16, 1890. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Yale Makes Sixteen Points". New York Tribune. October 19, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Yale Plays At Home". The New York Times. October 23, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Yale's Slender Victory Over Amherst". New York Tribune. October 26, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Wesleyan No Match For Yale". New York Tribune. November 2, 1890. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Yale's Victory". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 5, 1890. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Rhodes Went To See Harvard". The New York Times. November 9, 1890. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Yale Victorious: The "Varsity" Boys Meet With a Waterloo in New Haven". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 16, 1890. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "Harvard's Jubilee: Her Team Defeats Yale in the Great Football Game at Springfield". New York Tribune. November 23, 1890. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  16. ^ "Yale's Blue Kickers Win". The Sun (New York). November 28, 1890. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  17. ^ "Fall of a Crowded Stand". The Sun (New York). November 28, 1890. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.