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1889 Yale Bulldogs football
ConferenceIndependent
1889 record15–1
Head coachWalter Camp (2nd season)
CaptainCharles O. Gill
Seasons
← 1888
1890 →
1889 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         10 0 0
Yale         15 1 0
Georgetown         5 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Virginia         4 2 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
North Carolina         1 1 0
Washington         0 1 0
Michigan         1 2 0
Columbia         2 7 2

The 1889 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1889 college football season. In their second season under head coach Walter Camp, Yale compiled a 15–1 record, held opponents scoreless in 12 games, and outscored all opponents by a total of 664 to 31. Its only loss was in the final game of the season against rival Princeton by a 10–0 score.[1]

Three Yale players (end Amos Alonzo Stagg, guard Pudge Heffelfinger and tackle Charles O. Gill) were named to the 1889 College Football All-America Team, the first college football All-America team as selected by Caspar Whitney.[2] Stagg and Heffelfinger have also been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28 [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]W 38–0
October 9at [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]] Middletown, CTW 63–5
October 12 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 36–0 [3]
October 16 Cornell
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 56–6 [4]
October 19 Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 42–0 [5]
October 24at Trinity Hartford, CTW 64–0 [6]
October 26at Columbia
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
W 62–0 [7]
October 30at Penn (rivalry) PhiladelphiaW 22–10 [8]
October 31vs. [[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]
  • Berkeley Oval
  • New York, NY
W 30–0 [9]
November 5at Crescent Athletic Club BrooklynW 18–0 [10]
November 9at Cornell Ithaca, NYW 70–02,000[11]
November 12at Amherst Amherst, MAW 32–0 [12]
November 13at Williams W 70–0
November 16vs. [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]] Springfield, MAW 52–0 [13]
November 23vs. Harvard
W 6–015,000[14]
November 28vs. Princeton
L 0–10>25,000[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1889 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1889-schedule.html. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  2. The All-America Team for 1889 selected by Casper Whitney is identified in the NCAA guide to football award winners Script error
  3. "No Science In The Play: Yale Defeats Williams in a Very Rough Game of Football". The New York Times: p. 3. October 13, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16345376/no_science_in_the_play_yale_defeats/.
  4. "Yale Wins at Football: Cornell Defeated by a Score of 56 to 6". The New York Times: p. 2. October 17, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16345692/yale_wins_at_football_cornell_defeated/.
  5. "Yale Defeats Amherst". The New York Times: p. 3. October 28, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16345804/yale_defeats_amherst/.
  6. "Yale 64, Trinity 0: The Blues Easily Win at Hartford -- Casualties and Score". Burlington Daily Free Press: p. 1. October 25, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16346010/yale_64_trinity_0/.
  7. "Yale Beats Columbia, and Princeton Wins, Too". The New York Times: p. 2. October 27, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16346250/yale_beats_columbia/.
  8. "Yale Takes The Game". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 2. October 31, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16346454/yale_takes_the_game/.
  9. "Yale's New Football Men: Corbin, Terry and Beecher Play Against Stevens". The New York Times: p. 2. November 1, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16346848/yales_new_football_men/.
  10. "Yale Muscle Wins Again". The Sun (New York): p. 8. November 6, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16346611/yale_muscle_wins_again/.
  11. "Cornell Defeated By Yale". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: p. 6. November 10, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16347050/cornell_defeated_by_yale/.
  12. "Yale Plays The Return Game With Amherst And Wins". The New York Times: p. 1. November 13, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16347170/yale_played_the_return_game_with/.
  13. "Yale, 52; Wesleyan, 0". The New York Times: p. 5. November 17, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16347378/yale_52_wesleyan_0/.
  14. "Yale Wins From Harvard". The New York Times: p. 1. November 24, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16347555/yale_wins_from_harvard/.
  15. "Princeton Wins Gloriously". The Sun (New York): p. 1. November 29, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16347725/princeton_won_gloriously/.
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