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1882 Princeton Tigers football
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Conference Independent
1882 record 7–2
Head coach No coach
Captain E. C. Peace
Seasons
« 1881 1883 »
1882 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         8 0 0
Colorado College         1 0 0
Navy         1 0 0
Richmond         1 0 0
Harvard         7 1 0
Fordham         7 1 0
Princeton         7 2 0
Wesleyan         3 1 0
Rutgers         6 4 0
Stevens Tech         1 1 1
Dartmouth         1 1 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Lake Forest         1 1 0
Northwestern         1 1 0
Amherst         2 3 0
Penn         2 4 0
CCNY         1 2 0
Clifton A. C.         1 3 0
MIT         1 4 0
Randolph–Macon         0 1 0
Lafayette         0 2 0
McGill         0 2 0
Massachusetts         0 3 0
Columbia         0 5 0
Michigan         0 0 0

The 1882 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1882 college football season. The team finished with a 7–2 record, outscoring their opponents, 44 to 4.[1][2] The team's captain was E. C. Peace.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 11Princeton alumniPrinceton, NJW 5–0
October 14RutgersPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 5–0
October 28PennPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 8–0
November 7at ColumbiaW 8–0
November 11at PennW 10–0
November 14at RutgersNew Brunswick, NJW 3–0
November 18at Harvard
L 1–21,000
November 25ColumbiaPrinceton, NJW 3–0
December 1vs. Yale
L 1–26,000–7,000

Game summariesEdit

On November 7, Princeton defeated Columbia at the Polo Grounds in New York. The game was played in two innings of 45 minutes each. Princeton won the game with eight goals and three touchdowns while Columbia was held to one safety touchdown.[4]

On November 11, Princeton defeated Penn at Recreation Park in Philadelphia. Princeton scored 10 goals and four touchdowns, and Penn was held scoreless.[5]

Princeton's game with Harvard was played on November 18 in Cambridge before a crowd of around 1,000 spectators, including a "score of ladies." Several inches of snow were cleared off the field before the game. Each team scored one goal, however Harvard's was from the field while Princeton's was after a touchdown. The rules stated a touchdown before a goal did not count, so Harvard's lone touchdown (with a missed goal kick) won the game.[1][6]

On November 25, Princeton defeated Columbia in the second match of the year between the schools. Princeton scored three goals and one touchdown and held Columbia scoreless.[7]

On Thursday, November 30, after the Polo Grounds in New York had been cleared of snow, Princeton lost to Yale before a crowd of between 6,000 and 7,000 people, including hundreds of ladies.[8]

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