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1878 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1878 record 6–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Bland Ballard
Seasons
« 1877 1879 »
1878 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         6 0 0
Yale         4 1 1
Columbia         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 1 2
Harvard         1 2 0
Penn         1 2 1
Rutgers         1 2 1
Amherst         1 3 0
Brown         0 1 0
Swarthmore         0 1 0

The 1878 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1878 college football season. The team finished with a 6–0 record and allowed only one goal.[1] The Tigers were retroactively named consensus national champions by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[2][3] This season marked Princeton's eighth national championship, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[4] The team's captain was Bland Ballard.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 19PennPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 2–0
October 26[[{{{school}}}|Stevens Tech]]Princeton, NJW 4–0
November 2RutgersPrinceton, NJW 5–0
November 9at PennPhiladelphia, PAW 2–1
November 16HarvardPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 1–0
November 28vs. YaleHoboken, NJ (rivalry)W 1–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. "1878 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1878-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. "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.
  4. "Championships - Tigers Football". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/championships/. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  5. "All Time Captains". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/history/all-time-captains/. Retrieved January 2, 2018.

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