|1872 Princeton Tigers football|
| National champion (Billingsley, NCF)|
Co-national champion (Davis)
|Head coach||No coach|
|Captain||David T. Marvel|
|1872 college football records|
The 1872 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1872 college football season. The team finished with a 1–0 record and was retroactively named the national champion by the Billingsley Report and National Championship Foundation and as the national co-champion by Parke H. Davis. Princeton played Rutgers once, winning 4 goals to 1. David T. Marvel was the team captain.
|November 23||Rutgers||Princeton, NJ (rivalry)||W 4–1|
- ↑ "National Poll Champions". NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2017/FBS.pdf. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
- ↑ "1872 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1872-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- ↑ "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- ↑ "Championships - Tigers Football". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/championships/. Retrieved 31 December 2017.