1895 Princeton Tigers football team

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1895 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1895 record 10–1–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Langdon Lea
Seasons
← 1894
1896 →

The 1895 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1895 college football season. The team finished with a 10–1–1 record, the Tigers recorded nine shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined score of 224 to 28. The team's sole loss was in the last game of the season by a 20-10 score against Yale.[1]

Two Princeton players, tackle Langdon Lea and guard Dudley Riggs, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1895 College Football All-America Team.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
October 2 at Elizabeth Athletic Club Elizabeth, NJ W 40–0 [3]
October 5 Rutgers (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 22–0 [4]
October 9 vs. Virginia Catonsville Country Club, Baltimore W 36–0 3,000 [5]
October 12 Lafayette University Field, Princeton, NJ W 14–0 [6]
October 15 at Lawrenceville Lawrenceville Grounds, Lawrenceville, NJ W 38–0 [7]
October 17 Princeton Seminary University Field, Princeton, NJ W 10–4 [8]
October 19 vs. Lehigh Philadelphia Ball Park, Philadelphia W 16–0 2,000 [9]
October 23 Union University Field, Princeton, NJ W 22–0 [10]
October 26 at Orange Athletic Club Orange Oval, Orange, NJ T 0–0 3,000 [11]
November 2 Harvard (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 12–4 6,000 [12]
November 9 vs. Cornell Manhattan Field, New York, NY W 6–0 [13]
November 23 vs. Yale (rivalry) Manhattan Field, New York, NY L 10–20 35,000 [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1895 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. 2012. pp. 2–4. 
  3. ^ "In a Slugging Game at Elizabeth: Princeton Tigers Find the Athletic Club Easy to Defeat". Chicago Tribune. October 3, 1895. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Princeton Played Poorly". The Time (Philadelphia). October 6, 1895. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Princeton's Tigers Roast the University of Virginia by 36 to 0 on Catonsville's Gridiron". The Sun (Baltimore). October 10, 1895. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Princeton, 14; Lafayette, 0: Excellent Defensive Work by the Easton Boys Kept the Score Down". The New York Times. October 13, 1895. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Several Princeton Men Are Hurt: Tigers Have a Sharp and Snappy Game with the Lawrenceville "Preps"". Chicago Tribune. October 16, 1895. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Tigers vs. Seminarians: The Varsity Team Defeats the Princeton Seminarians". Union Leader. October 18, 1895. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Princeton and Lehigh: The Tigers Put Up a Weak Game and Disappointed Their Many Admirers". The Times (Philadelphia). October 20, 1895. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Princeton, 22; Union, 0". The New York Times. October 24, 1895. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "A Great Game: The Tigers Were Unable to Score Against Orange". The Sunday News Dealer. October 27, 1895. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Princeton, 12; Harvard, 4". The New York Times. November 3, 1895. pp. 1–2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Princeton, 6; Cornell, 0". The New York Times. November 10, 1895. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Yale Downs the Tiger: Princeton Defeated on Manhattan Field by a Score of 20 to 10". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 24, 1895. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.