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1877 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1877).jpg
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1877 record 2–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain W. E. Dodge
Seasons
« 1876 1878 »
1877 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         3 0 1
Princeton         2 0 1
Amherst         1 0 0
Harvard         3 1 0
Columbia         1 2 0
Rutgers         1 2 0
Stevens Tech         1 3 0
Tufts         0 3 0

The 1877 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1877 college football season. The team finished with a 2–0–1 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and as co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] This season was Princeton's seventh national championship and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[2] Princeton played Harvard for the second time, earning its first victory over the Crimson.[3] The captain of the team was W. E. Dodge.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 3HarvardPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 1–0
November 17ColumbiaPrinceton, NJW 4–0
December 8vs. YaleHoboken, NJ (rivalry)T 0–0

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. "Championships - Tigers Football". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/championships/. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. "1877 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1877-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  4. "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.

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