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1873 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1873 record 1–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Cyrus O. Dershimer
Seasons
« 1872 1874 »
1873 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Princeton         1 0 0
Harvard         1 0 1
Washington and Lee         4 0 0
Stevens Tech         2 1 0
Yale         2 1 0
Columbia         2 1 0
Rutgers         1 2 0
McGill         0 1 1
Eton         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Princeton Seminary         0 1 0
VMI         0 4 0

The 1873 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1873 college football season. The team played Yale for the first time and won 3–0, finished with a 1–0 record, and was retroactively named consensus national champion by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2] The team captain was Cyrus O. Dershimer.[3]

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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 15YaleW 3–0

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. "1873 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1873-schedule.html. Retrieved December 31, 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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