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1881 Yale Bulldogs football
National champion (NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1881 record5–0–1
Head coachNo coach
Home stadiumHamilton Park
Seasons
← 1880
1882 →
1881 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         5 0 1
Princeton         7 0 2
Richmond         2 0 0
Dartmouth         1 0 1
Penn State         1 0 0
Harvard         6 1 1
Massachusetts         2 1 1
Kentucky U.         2 1 0
Columbia         3 3 1
Rutgers         2 4 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 1
Kentucky State         1 2 0
CCNY         0 1 0
Lewisburg         0 1 0
MIT         0 1 0
Wesleyan         0 1 0
Randolph–Macon         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 1
Michigan         0 3 0
Penn         0 5 0

The 1881 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1881 college football season. The team compiled a 5–0–1 record, did not allow opposing teams to score a single point, outscored all opponents, 10-0, and was retroactively named co-national champions by the National Championship Foundation and Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 29at AmherstAmherst, MAW 2–0--[3]
November 2MichiganW 2–0600[4]
November 5Amherst
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT
W 4–0--[5]
November 12Harvard
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT (rivalry)
W 1–01,500[6]
November 17vs. ColumbiaW 1–0--[7]
November 24vs. Princeton
T 0–010,000[8]

Source: SR/College Football [2]

RosterEdit

Source:[9]

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 "1881 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1881-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. "Yale and Amherst at Foot-Ball". The New York Times: p. 9. October 31, 1881. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16328472/yale_and_amherst_at_football/.
  4. "College Foot-Ball". The New York Times: p. 8. November 3, 1881.
  5. "Yale Against Amherst". The New York Times: p. 1. November 6, 1881. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16328352/yale_against_amherst/.
  6. "Yale Overcomes Harvard". The New York Times: p. 2. November 13, 1881. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16327881/yale_overcomes_harvard/.
  7. "Pretty Lively Football: Yale Defeats Columbia After a Long and Hot Battle". The Sun: p. 3. November 17, 1881. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16328076/pretty_lively_football_yale_defeats/.
  8. "Princeton Faces Yale: Playing Foot-Ball in a Freezing Wind". The New York Times: p. 5. November 25, 1881. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16327768/princeton_faces_yale/.
  9. Richard Melancthon Hurd (1888). A History of Yale Athletics, 1840-1888. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. p. 82. https://books.google.com/books?id=RkxDAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false.

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