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1879 Yale Bulldogs football
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1879 record3–0–2
Head coachNo coach
CaptainWalter Camp
Home stadiumHamilton Park
Seasons
← 1878
1880 →
1879 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         4 0 1
Yale         3 0 2
Massachusetts         1 0 0
Michigan         1 0 1
Harvard         2 1 2
Penn         2 2 0
Amherst         1 1 0
Navy         0 0 1
McGill         0 0 1
Toronto         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 5
Rutgers         1 2 3
PA Military         0 1 1
Racine         0 1 0
Columbia         0 3 2
Swarthmore         0 0 0
*† Result of Swarthmore's lone game is unknown

The 1879 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1879 college football season. The team finished with a 3–0–2 record and was retroactively named co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 1vs. PennHoboken, NJ (rivalry)W 3–0
November 8HarvardT 0–0
November 15Rutgers
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT
W 5–0
November 22vs. ColumbiaHoboken, NJW 2–0
November 27vs. PrincetonHoboken, NJ (rivalry)T 0–0

Source: SR/College Football [2]

RosterEdit

  • Forwards: Franklin M. Eaton, John S. Harding, Louis K. Hull, Benjamin B. Lamb, Howard H. Knapp, John Moorhead Jr., Frederic Remington, Charles S. Beck
  • Halfbacks: Walter Irving Badger, Walter Camp, George H. Clark, William A. Peters, Robert W. Watson
  • Backs: William K. Nixon, Chester W. Lyman
  • Others: Benjamin Wisner Bacon, John S. Durand, John F. Merrill, Charles B. Storrs, Frederick R. Vernon
  • Manager: Eugene W. Walker

Sources:[3][4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. pp. 105–106. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "1879 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1879-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. Richard Melancthon Hurd (1888). A History of Yale Athletics, 1840-1888. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. p. 81. https://books.google.com/books?id=RkxDAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  4. Tim Cohane (1951). The Yale Football Story. Putnam. p. 343.
  5. "Yale Football 2009 Media Guide". Yale University. 2009. pp. 113-125. https://issuu.com/ivyleaguemanual/docs/yale-football-2009-opt.

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