1902 Princeton Tigers football team

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1902 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1902 record 8–1
Head coach Garrett Cochran (1st season)
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →

The 1902 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1902 college football season. The team finished with an 8–1 record under first-year head coach Garrett Cochran, the Tigers won their first eight games, including seven shutouts, and outscored their opponents by a total of 164 to 17. The team's only loss was in the last game of the season by a 12–5 score against Yale.[1] Princeton guard John DeWitt, who later won the silver medal in the hammer throw at the 1904 Summer Olympics, was selected as a consensus first-team honoree on the 1902 College Football All-America Team.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 27 Swarthmore W 18–0
October 1 Lehigh
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 23–0
October 4 at Navy W 11–0
October 11 Haverford
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 30–0
October 18 Washington & Jefferson
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 23–5
October 22 Dickinson
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 23–0
October 25 Columbia
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 21–0
November 1 Cornell
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 10–0
November 15 Yale (rivalry)
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
L 5–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1902 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA. 2012. pp. 2–4.