1922 Princeton Tigers football team

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1922 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Boand, CFRA)
Co-national champion (NCF, Davis, Sagarin-ELO)
1922 record8–0
Head coachBill Roper (9th season)
Offensive schemeShort punt
CaptainMel Dickenson
Home stadiumPalmer Stadium
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The 1922 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1922 college football season. The team finished with an 8–0 record and was retroactively named as the 1922 national champion by the Boand System and College Football Researchers Association, and as a co-national champion by he National Championship Foundation, Parke H. Davis, and Jeff Sagarin (using the ELO-Chess methodology).[1] They outscored their opponents 127 to 34.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30 Johns Hopkins Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 30–0    
October 7 Virginia Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 5–0    
October 14 Colgate Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 10–0    
October 21 Maryland Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 26–0    
October 28 at Chicago Old Stagg Field • Chicago, IL (First national radio broadcast) W 21–18   31,000
November 4 Swarthmore Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ W 22–13    
November 11 at Harvard Harvard StadiumAllston, MA (rivalry) W 10–3    
November 18 Yale Palmer Stadium • Princeton, NJ (rivalry) W 3–0    



  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "1922 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.