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1875 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1875 record 2–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Collins Denny
Seasons
« 1874 1876 »
1875 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         4 0 0
Columbia         4 1 1
Princeton         2 0 0
Rutgers         1 1 1
Yale         2 2 0
Stevens Tech         3 3 0
Tufts         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Wesleyan         0 1 0
Canada All-Stars         0 2 0
CCNY         0 3 0

The 1875 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1875 college football season. The team finished with a 2–0 record.[1] Collins Denny, who later became a notable clergyman and professor of philosophy, was captain of the 1875 team.[2]

On November 13, Princeton defeated Columbia by a 6–2 score. The New York Herald wrote: "The contest was short, sharp and decisive and attracted a considerable crowd."[3]

The team was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and as co-national champion (along with Harvard and Columbia) by Parke H. Davis.[4]

This season marked the last of four consecutive national championships, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 13ColumbiaPrinceton, NJW 6–2
November 20[[{{{school}}}|Stevens Tech]]Princeton, NJW 6–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1875 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1875-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. "Football at Princeton". New York Herald: p. 5. November 14, 1875. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15272303/football_at_princeton/.
  4. "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.
  5. "Championships - Tigers Football". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/championships/. Retrieved 31 December 2017.

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