1891 Princeton Tigers football team

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1891 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1891 record 12–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Ralph Warren
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Washington         1 1 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1891 college football season. The team finished with a 12–1 record, the Tigers recorded 12 shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined total of 391 to 0 in their first 12 games.[1] The team's sole loss was in the final game of the season by a 19–0 score against Yale.[2]

Three Princeton players, quarterback Philip King, fullback Sheppard Homans, Jr., and guard Jesse Riggs, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1891 College Football All-America Team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
October 3 Rutgers W 12–0 [4]
October 8 at Lehigh Bethlehem, PA W 18–0 2,000 [5]
October 10 at Crescent Athletic Club W 28–0 3,000 [6]
October 14 Lehigh
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 30–0 [7]
October 17 at Franklin & Marshall
W 44–0 > 1,500 [8]
October 20 at Lafayette Easton, PA W 24–0 [9]
October 24 New York Athletic Club
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 28–0 [10]
October 28 Manhattan Athletic Club
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 78–0 [11]
October 31 vs. Wesleyan
  • Manhattan Field
  • New York, NY
W 73–0 3,000 [12]
November 3 at Orange Athletic Club W 26–0 3,500 [13]
November 7 at Penn Philadelphia (rivalry) W 24–0 4,000 [14]
November 14 Cornell
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 6–0 2,000 [15]
November 26 vs. Yale
L 0–19 40,000 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1891 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. ^ "Princeton's Poor Showing: Rutgers Makes the Yellow and Black Wearers Play to Win". The Times (Philadelphia). October 4, 1891. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Princeton Defeats Lehigh: Superior Weight Was All That Gave the Jersey College Lads the Game". The Times (Philadelphia). October 9, 1891. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Victory for Princeton: The Crescents Lose Again at Eastern Park". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 11, 1891. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Football at Princeton: The Lehigh Team Defeated by the Score of 30 to 0". The New York Times. October 15, 1891. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Princeton Wins Easily: The College Team Has a Walkover With Franklin and Marshall". The Times (Philadelphia). October 18, 1891. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Princeton, 24; Lafayette, 0". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 21, 1891. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "New York A. C. Whitewashed: Princeton Scores 28 Points to Athletes' Nothing". The Sun (New York). October 25, 1891. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Princeton's Top Score: They Roll Up 78 Points Against the Manhattan Team". The Times (Philadelphia). October 29, 1891. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Score One for Princeton: She Defeats Wesleyan in a Championship Game". The New York Times. November 1, 1891. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Princeton, 26; Orange, 0". The Sun (New York). November 4, 1891. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Princeton's Game: The Jersey Tiger Wins by a Score of 24 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia). November 8, 1891. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "Princeton Beats Cornell: A Very Close and Exciting Game Between the Two Elevens". The New York Times. November 15, 1891. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  16. ^ "Yale Still Triumphant: Princeton Beaten on Manhattan Field by a Score of 19 to 0". The Sun (New York). November 27, 1891. pp. 1–2 – via Newspapers.com.