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1872 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1872 record 1–0
Head coach No coach
Captain David T. Marvel
Seasons
« 1870 1873 »
1872 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         1 0 0
Yale         1 0 0
Rutgers         1 1 1
Columbia         1 2 1
Stevens Tech         0 1 0

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.[1] Princeton played Rutgers once, winning 4 goals to 1.[2] David T. Marvel was the team captain.[3]

This season marked the first of four consecutive national championships, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 23RutgersPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 4–1

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. "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.
  3. "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. "Championships - Tigers Football". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/championships/. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
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