1903 Princeton Tigers football team

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1903 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus national champion
(Billingsley, Helms, Houlgate, Davis)
Co-national champion (NCF)
Conference Independent
1903 record 11–0
Head coach Art Hillebrand (1st season)
Assistant coach Johnny Poe
← 1902
1904 →

The 1903 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1903 college football season. The team finished with an 11–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and Parke H. Davis, and as a co-national champion by the National Championship Foundation.[1][2] They outscored their opponents 259 to 6.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 Swarthmore Princeton, NJ W 34–0  
October 3 Georgetown Princeton, NJ W 5–0  
October 7 Gettysburg Princeton, NJ W 68–0  
October 10 at Brown Providence, RI (rivalry) W 29–0  
October 14 Lehigh Princeton, NJ W 12–0  
October 17 Carlisle Princeton, NJ W 11–0  
October 21 Bucknell Princeton, NJ W 17–0  
October 24 Dartmouth Princeton, NJ W 17–0  
October 31 Cornell Princeton, NJ W 44–0  
November 7 Lafayette Princeton, NJ W 11–0  
November 14 at Yale Yale FieldNew Haven, CT (rivalry) W 11–6  



  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "1903 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 

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