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1876 Yale Bulldogs football
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1876 record 3–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Eugene V. Baker
Home stadium Hamilton Park
Seasons
« 1875 1877 »
1876 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         3 0 0
Rutgers         1 0 0
Harvard         3 1 0
Princeton         3 2 0
Stevens Tech         2 2 1
Penn         1 2 0
Canada All-Stars         0 1 0
McGill         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Philadelphia All-Stars         0 1 0
Columbia         1 3 0

The 1876 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1876 college football season. The team finished with a 3–0 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2] The Yale team defeated rival Harvard for the first time.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
November 18HarvardW 1–02,000
November 30vs. PrincetonW 2–0>1,000[3]
December 9vs. ColumbiaHoboken, NJW 2–0

Source: SR/College Football [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "1876 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1876-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Foot-Ball, from the New York Herald, Dec. 1st". The Buffalo Commercial: p. 2. December 2, 1876.

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