1884 Yale Bulldogs football
National champion (Helms, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1884 record8–0–1
Head coachNo coach
CaptainEugene Lamb Richards
Home stadiumYale Field
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 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1884 college football season. The team compiled an 8–0–1 record, shut out eight of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents, 495 to 10.[1] The team was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and National Championship Foundation and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1WesleyanW 31–0
October 11[[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 96–0
October 18vs. [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]
W 63–0
October 22at RutgersNew Brunswick, NJW 76–10[4]
October 25at DartmouthHanover, NH (rivalry)W 113–0
November 5Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 46–0
November 19Yale Alumni
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 18–0
November 22Harvard
W 52–02,400[5]
November 27vs. PrincetonT 0–0over 10,000[6]

Source: SR/College Football [1]

Roster[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1884 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1884-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. 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.
  3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16324108/football_ad/
  4. "College Foot Ball Contests". Evening Star: p. 3. October 23, 1884.
  5. "The Harvards Badly Beaten: The Yale Football Team Whip Them by a Score of 52 to 0". The New York Times: p. 2. November 23, 1884. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15324377/the_harvards_badly_beaten/.
  6. "Hard Work and No Glory: The Princeton-Yale Football Game Declared Drawn". The New York Times: p. 1. November 28, 1884. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16323168/hard_work_and_no_glory_the/.
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