1892 Princeton Tigers football team

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1892 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1892 record 12–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Philip King
Seasons
← 1891
1893 →
1892 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn         15 1 0
Yale         13 0 0
Princeton         12 2 0
Harvard         10 1 0
North Carolina         5 1 0
Chicago         8 4 1
Sewanee         5 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Illinois         7 4 1
Colorado         3 2 0
Virginia         3 2 1
California         2 1 1
Stanford         1 0 2
Vanderbilt         4 4 0
Alabama         2 2 0
Auburn         2 2 0
Notre Dame         1 1 0
Stevens         1 1 0
Washington         1 1 0
Utah         0 1 0
Rutgers         3 5 1
Tennessee         2 5 0
Lafayette         5 7 0
Georgia Tech         0 3 0
Maryland         0 3 0
Lehigh         3 6 0

The 1892 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1892 college football season. The team finished with a 12–2 record. The Tigers recorded 12 shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined total of 473 to 18.[1] The team's sole losses were against Penn and Yale.[2]

Two Princeton players, quarteback Philip King and guard Art Wheeler, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1892 College Football All-America Team.[3] Both were also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
October 1 Rutgers (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 30–0 2,000 [4]
October 5 at Lehigh South Bethlehem, PA W 16–0 [5]
October 8 Lafayette University Field, Princeton, NJ W 40–0 1,200 [6]
October 14 at Columbia Athletic Club Washington, D.C. W 42–0 1,500 [7]
October 15 at Navy Worden Field, Annapolis, MD W 28–0 900 [8]
October 19 Lehigh University Field, Princeton, NJ W 52–0 850 [9]
October 21 at New York Athletic Club Polo Grounds, New York, NY W 40–0 2,000 [10]
October 22 at Crescent Athletic Club Eastern Park, Brooklyn W 42–0 [11]
October 27 Manhattan Athletic Club University Field, Princeton, NJ W 46–0 [12]
October 29 vs. Wesleyan Manhattan Field, New York, NY W 60–0 3,000 [13]
November 2 Chicago Athletic Ass'n University Field, Princeton, NJ W 12–0 3,000 [14][15]
November 5 at Penn (rivalry) Germantown Cricket Club
Germantown, Philadelphia[16]
L 4–6 15,000 [17]
November 8 at Orange Athletic Club Orange Oval, East Orange, NJ W 23–0 [18]
November 24 vs. Yale (rivalry) Manhattan Field, New York, NY L 0–12 35,000 [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1892 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, 30; Rutgers, 0". The World (New York). October 2, 1892. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "The Big Tigers Won: Princeton Defeats Lehigh University at Football, 16 to 0". The New York Times. October 6, 1892. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Princeton vs. Lafayette: The Tigers Roll Up a Score of Forty Against None for Their Opponents". The Times (Philadelphia). October 9, 1892. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "A Stubborn Contest: The Tigers Won, but They Had No Easy Victory". The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.). October 15, 1892. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "The Foot-Ball Field". The Sun (Baltimore). October 17, 1892. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Princeton, 52 to 0: Lehigh Beaten at Football in a Wonderful Game". The World (New York). October 19, 1892. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Victory for Princeton: Her Football Team Plays at the Polo Grounds". The New York Times. October 22, 1892. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Play Fine Foot Ball: Princetons' One Sided Contest With Crescent Kickers". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 23, 1892. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Princeton's Tigers Played Poorly: They, However, Defeated the Manhattan Athletics 46 to 0". Chicago Tribune. October 27, 1892. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Princeton, 60; Wesleyan, 0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 30, 1892. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Princeton's Hard Battle: Difficult Work to Beat the Strong Chicago Team". The New York Times. November 3, 1892. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  15. ^ "Lose To Princeton: Chicago Kickers Retire with Honorable Defeat". The Inter Ocean. November 3, 1892. p. 6. (confirming the opponent was the Chicago Athletic Association, not the Chicago Athletic Club as reported in SR/College Football)
  16. ^ Some sources, including SR/College Football, refer to the game having been played at Manheim, Pennsylvania, some 80 miles west of Philadelphia. However, the contemporaneous account in The Times clearly states that the game was played at the Germantown Cricket Club which was located on Manheim Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
  17. ^ "The Tigers Downed: The Red and Blue Waves Above the Orange and Black". The Times (Philadelphia). November 6, 1892. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  18. ^ "Princeton Defeats Orange, 23 to 0, on the Orange Oval". The World (New York). November 8, 1892. p. 1. 
  19. ^ "Yale Again Triumphant: Old Nassau's Colors Lowered to the Blue". The New York Times. November 25, 1892. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.