1903 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1903 Yale Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1903 record 11–1
Head coach George B. Chadwick (1st season)
Home stadium Yale Field
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The 1903 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1903 college football season. The Bulldogs finished with an 11–1 record under first-year head coach George B. Chadwick. The team outscored its opponents by a combined 312 to 206 score with the only loss being by an 11–6 score to Princeton.[1]

Four Yale players (fullback Ledyard Mitchell, end Charles D. Rafferty, tackle James Hogan and guard James Bloomer) were consensus picks for the 1903 College Football All-America Team.[2] Quarterback Foster Rockwell and halfback Harold Metcalf were also selected as first-team All-Americans by Charles Chadwick,[3] and end Tom Shevlin was a first-team pick by the San Antonio Daily Light.[4]


Date Opponent Site Result
September 26 Trinity (CT) Yale FieldNew Haven, CT W 35–0  
September 30 Tufts Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 19–0  
October 3 Vermont Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 46–0  
October 7 Wesleyan Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 33–0  
October 10 Springfield (MA) Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 22–0  
October 14 Holy Cross Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 36–10  
October 17 Penn State Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 27–0  
October 24 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY W 17–5  
October 31 Columbia Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 25–0  
November 7 Syracuse Yale Field • New Haven, CT W 30–0  
November 14 Princeton Yale Field • New Haven, CT (rivalry) L 6–11  
November 21 at Harvard Soldiers' Field • Cambridge, Massachusetts (rivalry) W 16–0  


  1. ^ "1903 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. ^ "Crack Football Eleven". Los Angeles Times. 1903-11-30. 
  4. ^ "The Ideal All-American Team". San Antonio Daily Light. 1903-12-14.