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1883 Yale Bulldogs football
Consensus national champion
ConferenceIndependent
1883 record9–0
Head coachNo coach
CaptainRay Tompkins
Home stadiumHamilton Park
Seasons
← 1882
1884 →
1883 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Gallaudet         2 0 0
Carleton         1 0 0
Johns Hopkins         1 0 0
Harvard         8 2 0
Princeton         7 1 0
Penn         6 2 1
Stevens Tech         6 4 1
Massachusetts         1 1 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Williams         1 1 0
Fordham         4 5 0
Wesleyan         3 5 0
Michigan         2 3 0
Lafayette         2 4 0
Columbia         1 3 0
Rutgers         1 6 0
Amherst         0 1 0
Dartmouth         0 1 0
Hamline         0 1 0
Lewisburg         0 1 0
Navy         0 1 0
CCNY         0 2 0
Georgetown         0 2 0

The 1883 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1883 college football season. The team compiled a 9–0 record, shut out eight of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents, 540 to 2.[1] The team was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation and Parke H. Davis.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26[[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]W 58–0
September 29at WesleyanMiddletown, CTW 90–0
October 6[[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT
W 59–0[3]
November 6vs. RutgersW 92–0nearly 1,000[4]
November 14Brooklyn Polytechnic InstituteBrooklyn, NYW 49–0
November 17vs. ColumbiaW 93–0400–500[5]
November 21Michigan
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT
W 64–0400
November 24vs. Princeton
W 6–05,000–6,000[6]
November 29vs. Harvard
W 23–2nearly 10,000[7]

Source: SR/College Football [1]

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