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1884 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton football team, 1884.jpg
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1884 record 9–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Clinton N. Bird
Seasons
« 1883 1885 »
1884 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         9 0 1
Yale         8 0 1
Michigan         2 0 0
Williams         2 0 0
Navy         1 0 0
Wabash         1 0 0
Penn         5 1 1
Fordham         5 1 0
Harvard         7 4 0
Butler         1 1 0
Columbia         1 1 0
Rutgers         3 4 0
Stevens Tech         4 5 0
Wesleyan         3 5 0
Dartmouth         1 2 1
Massachusetts         1 2 0
Lafayette         2 5 0
Tufts         0 1 1
Albion         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
DePauw         0 1 0
Johns Hopkins         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 0
Lehigh         0 4 0

The 1884 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1884 college football season. The Tigers finished with a 9–0–1 record and were retroactively named national champions by the Billingsley Report and co-champions by Parke H. Davis.[1][2] This season marked Princeton's 12th football national championship.[3] Clinton N. Bird was the team captain.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 8at [[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]Hoboken, NJW 4–0
October 10at RutgersNew Brunswick, NJ (rivalry)W 23–5
October 15WesleyanPrinceton, NJW 22–2
October 18RutgersPrinceton, NJW 35–0
October 25at PennPhiladelphia, PA (rivalry)W 31–0
October 29[[{{{school}}}|Lafayette]]Princeton, NJW 140–0
November 1StevensPrinceton, NJW 58–0
November 8Johns HopkinsPrinceton, NJW 57–0
November 19at HarvardCambridge, MA (rivalry)W 36–6
November 27vs. YaleNew York, NY (rivalry)T 0–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "National Poll Champions". NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2017/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. "1884 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1884-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. "Championships - Tigers Football". Princeton University. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/championships/. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.

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