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1890 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1890 record 11–1–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Edgar Allan Poe
Seasons
« 1889 1891 »

The 1890 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1890 college football season. The team finished with an 11–1–1 record. The Tigers recorded nine shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined total of 478 to 58.[1] The team's only loss was by a 32–0 score against Yale and they tied the Orange Athletic Club 0–0.[2]

Three Princeton players, fullback Sheppard Homans, Jr., end Ralph Warren, and guard Jesse Riggs, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1890 College Football All-America Team.[3] In 1952, Grantland Rice paid tribute to Homans as the embodiment of the rough and tumble days of iron man football. Rice wrote: "Just as Ty Cobb represents the ball game of many years ago, this man represented the football that used to be."[4]

The 115–0 defeat of Virginia is often marked as the beginning of major college football's arrival in the South.[5][6]

Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
October 4 Franklin & Marshall University Field, Princeton, NJ W 33–16 [7]
October 8 Rutgers (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 27–0 300 [8]
October 11 at Orange Athletic Club Tuxedo Park, New York T 0–0 500 [9]
October 15 Penn (rivalry) University Field, Princeton, NJ W 18–0 600 [10]
October 18 at Crescent Athletic Club Washington Park, Brooklyn W 12–0 3,000 [11][12]
October 22 Lafayette University Field, Princeton, NJ W 26–6 300 [13]
October 25 Lehigh University Field, Princeton, NJ W 50–0 [14]
October 29 at Columbia Athletic Club Analostan Island, Washington, D.C. W 60–0 3,000-4,000 [15]
November 1 vs. Virginia Oriole Park, Baltimore W 115–0 [16]
November 4 at Columbia Berkeley Oval, New York, NY W 85–0 1,000 [17]
November 8 at Penn (rivalry) University Grounds, Philadelphia W 6–0 10,000 [18]
November 15 vs. [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]] Eastern Park, Brooklyn W 46–4 500 [19]
November 27 vs. Yale (rivalry) Eastern Park, Brooklyn L 0–32 10,000 [20][21]

References

  1. "1890 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1890-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. "All-Time Princeton Results". Princeton University. http://goprincetontigers.com/documents/2017/7/7//All_Time_FB_Results.pdf. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. "Award Winners". NCAA. 2012. pp. 2–4. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf.
  4. Grantland Rice (1952-04-03). "The Sportlight". Newport Daily News.
  5. Kevin Edds (June 7, 2013). "Lambeth: Virginia's Father of Athletics". http://virginia.sportswar.com/article/2013/06/07/lambeth-virginias-father-of-athletics/. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  6. Newman, Zipp (4 December 1950). "Southern Football Notes". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1842&dat=19501204&id=ggUsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tsYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2741,5441535&hl=en. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. "Princeton Surprised: They Defeat Franklin and Marshall With Difficulty". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. October 5, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491578/princeton_surprised_they_defeat/.
  8. "Princeton Defeats Rutgers". The Daily Times (New Brunswick, NJ): p. 3. October 9, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491623/princeton_defeats_rutgers/.
  9. "Football Yesterday: The Princeton and Orange A. C. Teams Make a Grand Fight". The Sun (New York): p. 5. October 12, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491682/football_yesterday_the_princeton_and/.
  10. "A Hard Football Game: Princeton Defeats Pennsylvania by a Score of 18 to 0". The World (New York): p. 1. October 16, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491723/a_hard_football_game_princeton_defeats/.
  11. "Princeton Wins Handily: The Crescent Football Team Defeated at Brooklyn". The New York Times: p. 3. October 19, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16485707/princeton_wins_handily_the_crescent/.(Site: Washington Park, Brooklyn)
  12. "Princeton Outkicks the Crescents". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 19, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491758/princeton_outkicks_the_crescents/.(Attendance: 3,000)
  13. "Princeton, 26; Lafayette, 6". The World (New York): p. 3. October 23, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491803/princeton_26_lafayette_6/.
  14. "Princeton Scores Against Lehigh". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 2. October 26, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491860/princeton_scores_agaisnt_lehigh/.
  15. "There's Foot-Ball Galore". The Sunday Herald: p. 5. November 2, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16486414/theres_football_galore/.
  16. "Virginians Vanquished: Princeton Wins a Football Match at Baltimore -- Several Players Injured". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. November 2, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16486013/virginians_vanquished_princeton_wins_a/.
  17. "The "Black and Orange" to the Front: Princeton Outkicks the Columbia Boys by a Score of 85 to 0". The Sun (New York): p. 8. November 5, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16486193/the_black_and_orange_to_the_front/.
  18. "Princeton's Close Call: She Had a Hard Fight to beat University of Pennsylvania 6 to 0". The Sun (New York): p. 8. November 9, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16491997/princetons_close_call/.
  19. "Princeton the Winner". The Inter Ocean: p. 2. November 16, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16485829/princeton_the_winner/.
  20. "Yale's Blue Kickers Win". The Sun (New York): p. 1. November 28, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16350470/yales_blue_kickers_win/.
  21. "Fall of a Crowded Stand". The Sun (New York): p. 1. November 28, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16350562/fall_of_a_crowded_stand/.
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