|1876 Princeton Tigers football|
|Head coach||No coach|
|Captain|| A. J. McCosh (fall)|
B. Nicoll (spring)
|1876 college football records|
The 1876 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1876 college football season. The team finished with a 3–2 record and outscored its opponents, 15–3, but lost to both Harvard and Yale. 1876 was the only year between 1872 and 1881 that Princeton did not claim at least a share of the national championship assigned retroactively by either the Billingsley Report, the National Championship Foundation, or Parke H. Davis. The captain of the team was A. J. McCosh in the fall and B. Nicoll in the spring of 1877.
|November 1||at Penn||Philadelphia, PA (rivalry)||W 6–0|
|November 11||at Columbia||New York, NY||W 3–0|
|November 25||Penn||Princeton, NJ||W 6–0|
|November 30||vs. Yale||Hoboken, NJ (rivalry)||L 0–2|
|March 3, 1877||at Harvard||Cambridge, MA (rivalry)||L 0–1|
- ↑ "1876 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1876-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- ↑ "Championships - Tigers Football". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/championships/. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- ↑ "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
- ↑ "All Time Captains". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/history/all-time-captains/. Retrieved January 2, 2018.