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1888 North Carolina Tar Heels football
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Conference Independent
1888 record 1–3
Head coach Hector Cowan (1st year)
Home stadium Emerson Field
Seasons
« None 1889 »
1888 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
Harvard         12 1 0
Princeton         11 1 0
California         6 1 0
Cornell         4 2 0
Georgetown         4 2 0
Michigan         2 1 0
Northwestern         2 1 0
Trinity         2 1 0
Virginia         2 1 0
Wake Forest         2 1 0
Lake Forest         2 2 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Indiana         0 0 1
Miami (OH)         0 0 1
Massachusetts         2 4 0
Richmond         1 2 0
North Carolina         1 3 0
Navy         1 4 0
WPI         1 4 0
Rutgers         1 7 1
Penn State         0 2 1

The 1888 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1888 college football season. They played four games with a final record of 1–3. This was the first season the University fielded a football team. The team captains for the 1888 season were Bob Bingham and Steve Bragaw. The game against Wake Forest was the first in the state, and the first against Trinity the first "scientific" game in the state. Ergo, one or the other is the first intercollegiate game in North Carolina. Princeton star Hector Cowan traveled south and trained the team.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 18vs. Wake Forest
L 4–6
November 27at Trinity (NC)Durham, NC (Victory Bell)L 0–16
May 1vs. Wake ForestRaleigh, NCW 33–0
May 8vs. Trinity (NC)Raleigh, NCL 17–25

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