1897 Princeton Tigers football team

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1897 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1897 record 10–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Garrett Cochran
Seasons
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The 1897 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1897 college football season. The team finished with a 10–1 record. The Tigers won their first ten games by a combined score of 339 to 0, but then lost the last game of the season by a 6–0 score against Yale.[1] Two Princeton players, halfback Addison Kelly and end Garrett Cochran, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1897 College Football All-America Team.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2 LehighW 43–0 [3]
October 6 Rutgers (rivalry)
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 53–0 [4]
October 9at NavyW 28–03,000[5]
October 13 Penn State
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 34–0 [6]
October 16 Carlisle
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 18–08,000[7]
October 20 Franklin & Marshall
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 54–0 [8]
October 23at Cornell
W 10–07,000[9]
October 27 Elizabeth A.C.
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 12–0 [10]
October 30 Dartmouth
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 30–0 [11]
November 6 Lafayette
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 57–04,500[12]
November 20at Yale (rivalry)L 0–618,000[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1897 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. ^ "The Champion Princeton Team Opens the Season with an Easy Victory Over Lehigh: Tigers Scored 43 to 0". The New York Times. October 3, 1897. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Tigers Score 53 Points: Yes, But the Rutgers Team Was Not Much to Beat". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 7, 1897. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Naval Cadets Make a Plucky Fight Against Princeton, but Are Beaten 28 to 0". The New York Times. October 10, 1897. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Scares the Tigers: State Almost Scores Twice Against Princeton's Team". Chicago Tribune. October 14, 1897. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Indians and Tigers Fought Fiercely: Victory for Princeton Came After Much Effort and Injured Men". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 17, 1897. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Tigers Score Heavily: Roll Up 54 Points, But F. and M. Is Very Weak". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 21, 1897. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Tigers Badly Scared: Princeton Went to Ithaca Expecting to Have an Easy Time". The World (New York). October 24, 1897. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Tigers Hard Pushed: Elizabeth's Strong Team Made Princeton Work Hard to Beat Them". The World (New York). October 28, 1897. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Tigers' Strong Game: Show the Best Form Against Dartmouth Thus Far Evinced This Season". The Philadelphia Times. October 31, 1897. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Tigers Scored Almost at Will: Administer an Overwhelming Defeat to the Lafayette Team". The Philadelphia Times. November 7, 1897. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Great Victory for Yale: She Plays a Brilliant Game, Defeating Princeton with a Score of 6 to 0". The New York Times. November 21, 1897. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.