1898 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1898 Yale Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1898 record 9–2
Head coach Frank Butterworth (2nd season)
Captain Burr Chamberlain
Home stadium Yale Field
Seasons
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The 1898 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1898 college football season. The Bulldogs finished with a 9–2 record under second-year head coach Frank Butterworth, the team recorded seven shutouts and won its first nine games by a combined 146 to 11 score. It then lost its final two games against rivals Princeton (6–0) and Harvard (17–0).[1]

Three Yale players, halfback Malcolm McBride and guards Burr Chamberlain and Gordon Brown, were consensus picks for the 1898 College Football All-America Team.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 24 at Trinity W 18–0 [3]
October 1 Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 5–0 [4]
October 5 Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 34–0 [5]
October 8 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 23–0 [6]
October 15 at Newton Athletic Ass'n W 6–0 [7]
October 19 Brown (rivalry)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 22–6 [8]
October 22 Carlisle
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 18–5 [9]
October 29 at Army W 10–0 5,000 [10]
November 5 Chicago Athletic Ass'n
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 10–0 [11]
November 12 at Princeton (rivalry)
L 0–6 16,500 [12]
November 19 Harvard (rivalry) L 0–17 17,500 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1898 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. ^ "Yale's First Game: The New Have Collegians Defeat Trinity 18 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia). September 25, 1898. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Yale's Small Score". The Times (Philadelphia). October 2, 1898. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Yale Plays Fiercely: Puts Up a Game That Greatly Pleases Her Supporters". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 6, 1898. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Yale Makes Twenty-Three: And Is Nearly Scored on in the Last Half by Williams". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 9, 1898. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Narrow Escape: Yale Defeated the Newton A.A. Team, But It Was by a Narrow Margin". The Illustrated Buffalo Express. October 16, 1898. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Brown Scores on Yale". Chicago Tribune. October 20, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Yale, 18; Carlisle Indians, 5". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October 23, 1898. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Fall In Brilliant Defeat: West Point Beaten By Yale After a Game Struggle". Chicago Tribune. October 30, 1898. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "Yale, 10; Chicago A.A., 0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 6, 1898. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Princeton Is Victorious". The New York Times. November 13, 1898. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Harvard Is The Victor". The New York Times. November 20, 1898. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.