|1873 Princeton Tigers football|
|Consensus national champion|
|Head coach||No coach|
|Captain||Cyrus O. Dershimer|
|1873 college football records|
|Washington and Lee||–||4||–||0||–||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. The team captain was Cyrus O. Dershimer.
|November 15||Yale||W 3–0|
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "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.