1887 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1887 record 7–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Woody Wagenhorst
Seasons
« 1886 1888 »
1887 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Michigan         5 0 0
California         4 0 0
Minnesota         2 0 0
Harvard         10 1 0
Princeton         7 2 0
Navy         3 1 0
Georgetown         2 1 0
Virginia         0 0 1
Rutgers         3 6 0
Massachusetts         2 3 0
Indiana         0 1 0
Purdue         0 1 0
Cornell         0 2 0
Notre Dame         0 3 0

The 1887 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1887 college football season. The team finished with a 7–2 record. The Tigers held their first nine opponents scoreless, winning those games by a combined 420 to 0 score. The team then lost the last two games of the season against Harvard and Yale.[1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
October 8 Lafayette University Field, Princeton, NJ W 47–0 [2]
October 12 at Rutgers (rivalry) College Field, New Brunswick, NJ W 30–0 [3]
October 15 Lehigh University Field, Princeton, NJ W 80–0 [4]
October 19 at Penn (rivalry) Philadelphia W 57–0 3,000 [5]
October 22 Penn (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 48–0 [6]
October 29 [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]] University Field, Princeton, NJ W 69–0 [7]
November 5 at Penn (rivalry) University Athletic Grounds, Philadelphia W 95–0 [8]
November 12 at Harvard (rivalry) Jarvis Field, Cambridge, MA L 0–12 [9]
November 19 vs. Yale (rivalry) Polo Grounds, New York, NY L 0–12 [10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1887 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1887-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. "Foot Ball at Princeton: The Lafayette Team Defeated in the Opening Game". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 9. October 9, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16474674/foot_ball_at_princeton_the_lafayette/.
  3. "Princeton Defeats Rutgers". The New York Times: p. 1. October 13, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16474733/princeton_defeats_rutgers/.
  4. "Princeton Easily Outkicks Lehigh". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. October 16, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16474786/princeton_easily_outkicks_lehigh/.
  5. "College Foot Ball: Princeton Wins in the Game with the University". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 20, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/image/167589070/?terms=princeton%2Bphiladelphia.
  6. "Cold Weather Sport: The University Football Team Defeated at Princeton". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 2. October 23, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16474973/cold_weather_sport_the_university/.
  7. "The Football One Sided: Wesleyan Pluck Futile Against Princeton Play". The New York Times: p. 2. October 30, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16475130/the_football_one_sided_wesleyan_pluck/.
  8. "Princeton's Foot-Ball Victory: The Great Score of 95 to 0 With Pennsylvania". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. November 6, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16475250/princetons_football_victory_the/.
  9. "Harvard Winning At Football". New York Daily Tribune: p. 16. November 13, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15324678/harvard_winning_at_football/.
  10. "Yale Triumphs in the Mud". The Sun (New York): p. 11. November 20, 1887. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15026017/yale_triumphs_in_the_mud/.
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