2016 Princeton Tigers football team

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2016 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers logo.svg
Ivy League co-champion
Conference Ivy League
2016 record 8–2 (6–1 Ivy)
Head coach Bob Surace (7th season)
Offensive coordinator James Perry
Co-defensive coordinator Steve Verbit
Co-defensive coordinator Jim Salgado
Home stadium Princeton University Stadium
(Capacity: 27,773)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Princeton +   6 1         8 2  
Penn +   6 1         7 3  
Harvard   5 2         7 3  
Brown   3 4         4 6  
Yale   3 4         3 7  
Cornell   2 5         4 6  
Columbia   2 5         3 7  
Dartmouth   1 6         4 6  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • The Ivy League does not participate in the FCS Playoffs
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2016 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by seventh year head coach Bob Surace and played their home games at Princeton University Stadium. Princeton is a member of the Ivy League, they finished the season 8–2, 6–1 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie with Penn for the Ivy League title, their first since 2013.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 5:00 PM Lafayette* Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ ESPN3 W 35–31   13,420
September 24 12:30 PM at Lehigh* Goodman StadiumBethlehem, PA CI L 28–42   5,493
October 1 12:00 PM at Columbia Wien StadiumNew York City, NY FCS W 48–13   3,638
October 8 1:00 PM at Georgetown* Cooper FieldWashington, D.C. CI W 31–17   2,263
October 15 3:00 PM Brown Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ (Rivalry) ILDN W 31–7   5,881
October 22 1:00 PM Harvard Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ (Rivalry) ILDN L 20–23 OT  9,963
October 29 12:30 PM at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY OWSPN W 56–7   4,879
November 5 12:00 PM Penn Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ (Rivalry) ASN W 28–0   7,367
November 12 12:30 PM at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT (Rivalry) ILDN W 31–3   15,321
November 19 1:30 PM Dartmouth Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ OWSPN W 38–21   8,320
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Leopards 14 7 3 7 31
Tigers 7 14 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–4–3 2015 W 40–7

at Lehigh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 7 0 14 28
Mountain Hawks 7 14 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–16–2 2015 W 52–26

at Columbia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 6 28 14 0 48
Lions 6 0 0 7 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
69–15–1 2015 W 10–5

at Georgetown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 14 7 10 0 31
Hoyas 7 7 3 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2013 W 55–20

Brown[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 7 7
Tigers 14 14 3 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
54–28 2015 L 31–38

Harvard[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Crimson 7 7 0 3 6 23
Tigers 0 0 10 7 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–46–7 2015 L 7–42

at Cornell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 14 21 14 7 56
Big Red 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
60–48–4 2015 W 47–41

Penn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Quakers 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 6 7 8 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
65–41–1 2015 L 23–26OT

at Yale[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 10 0 14 31
Bulldogs 3 0 0 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–76–10 2015 L 28–35

Dartmouth[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Big Green 7 7 0 7 21
Tigers 7 3 7 21 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–48–4 2015 L 10–17

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