1896 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1896 Yale Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1896 record 13–1
Head coach Sam Thorne (1st season)
Home stadium Yale Field
Seasons
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The 1896 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1896 college football season. The Bulldogs finished with a 13–1 record under first-year head coach Sam Thorne, the team recorded nine shutouts and won its first 13 games by a combined 212 to 29 score. It then lost its final game against rival Princeton by a 24–6 score.[1]

Two Yale players, quarterback Clarence Fincke and tackle Fred T. Murphy, were consensus picks for the 1896 College Football All-America Team.[2] Leslie's Weekly also picked three other Yale players (ends Lyman Bass and Louis Hinkey and center Burr Chamberlain) as 1896 first-team All-America players.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 26 at Trinity W 6–0 [4]
September 30 Amherst W 12–0 [5]
October 7 Brown (rivalry)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 18–0 [6]
October 10 vs. Orange Athletic Club
W 12–0 1,000 [7]
October 14 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 22–0 [8]
October 17 Dartmouth (rivalry)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 42–0 [9]
October 21 Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 16–0 [10]
October 24 vs. Carlisle
W 12–6 5,000 [11]
October 28 Elizabeth A. C.
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 12–6 [12]
October 31 at Army
W 16–2 [13]
November 3 Boston Athletic Association
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 10–0 2,500 [14]
November 7 at Brown (rivalry) W 18–6 2,500 [15]
November 14 New Jersey A.C.
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 16–0 [16]
November 21 Princeton (rivalry)
  • Manhattan Field
  • New York City
L 6–24 35,000 [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896 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. ^ "All-America Addendum" (PDF). College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001. 
  4. ^ "Yale Scores But Once On Trinity's Eleven". The Philadelphia Inquirer. September 27, 1896. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Amherst Gives Yale a Hard Tussle". Boston Post. October 1, 1896. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Victory for the Blue". Chicago Tribune. October 8, 1896. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Yale, 12; Orange, 0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 11, 1896. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Yale, 22; Williams, O". Boston Post. October 15, 1896. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Yale Beats Dartmouth Easily". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 18, 1896. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Yale, 16; Wesleyan, 0". Boston Post. October 22, 1896. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Yale Had a Close Call". The New York Times. October 25, 1896. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Close Formation Plays Give Yale a Surprise: Elizabeth A. C. Scores Six Points, and the Blue Goes Them Six Points Better". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 29, 1896. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Yale, 16; West Point, 2". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 1, 1896. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ "Yale, 10; Boston A.A., 0". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 4, 1896. p. 10. 
  15. ^ "Brown University Scores Against Yale". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 8, 1896. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  16. ^ "Yale Held Down: Scored But Sixteen Points Against the New Jersey Athletic Club". Washington Times. November 15, 1896. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  17. ^ "Nassau Beats Eli: Princeton Football Players Bowled Over Yale's Warriors and Won Easily on Manhattan Field". The New York Times. November 22, 1896. pp. 1, 2 – via Newspapers.com.