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1880 Yale Bulldogs football
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (NCF, Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1880 record4–0–1
Head coachNo coach
Home stadiumHamilton Park
Seasons
← 1879
1881 →
1880 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         4 0 1
Yale         4 0 1
Kentucky U.         2 0 0
Michigan         1 0 0
Penn         3 2 0
Harvard         2 2 2
Rutgers         2 2 0
Columbia         1 2 0
Stevens Tech         1 5 0
Amherst         0 1 1
Massachusetts         0 1 1
Brown         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
Toronto         0 1 0
Centre         0 2 0

The 1880 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1880 college football season. The team finished with a 4–0–1 record, did not allow opposing teams to score a single point, outscored all opponents, 30–0, and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and as co-national champion with Princeton by the National Championship Foundation and Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 10ColumbiaW 13–0
November 13Brown
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT
W 8–0
November 17vs. PennNew York, NY (rivalry)W 8–0
November 20at HarvardW 1–0
November 25vs. PrincetonNew York, NY (rivalry)T 0–0

Source: SR/College Football [2]

RosterEdit

  • Rushers: Philo Carroll Fuller, Charles S. Beck, Louis K. Hull, John S. Harding, Benjamin B. Lamb, Charles Bigelow Storrs, Franklin M. Eaton
  • Quarterback: Walter Irving Badger
  • Halfbacks: Robert W. Watson, Walter Camp
  • Back: Benjamin Wisner Bacon
  • Others: John L. Adams, George H. Clark, John S. Durand, Howard H. Knapp, Chester W. Lyman, John F. Merrill, John Moorhead Jr., William Nixon, William A. Peters, Frederic Remington, Adrian S. Vandegraaf, Frederick R. Vernon
  • Manager: William B. Hill

Source:[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 "1880 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1880-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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