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1890 Yale Bulldogs football
ConferenceIndependent
1890 record13–1
Head coachWalter Camp (3rd season)
CaptainWilliam Rhodes
Seasons
← 1889
1891 →
1890 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         11 0 0
Yale         13 1 0
California         4 0 0
Virginia         5 2 0
Michigan         4 1 0
Cornell         8 4 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
Georgetown         3 3 1
Washington         0 0 1
Columbia         1 5 1
Colorado         0 4 0

The 1890 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1890 college football season. In its third year under head coach Walter Camp, the team compiled a 13–1 record, recorded 12 shutouts, and outscored all opponents by a total of 486 to 18. Its only loss was to rival Harvard by a 12–6 score.[1]

Three Yale players (halfback Thomas McClung, guard Pudge Heffelfinger, and tackle William Rhodes) were consensus picks for the 1890 College Football All-America Team.[2] All three have also been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1 [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]W 8–0 [3]
October 4at Crescent Athletic ClubW 18–64,000[4]
October 8at [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]] Middletown, CTW 34–0 [5]
October 11 Lehigh
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 26–0 [6]
October 15at Trinity Hartford, CTW 40–0500[7]
October 18at Orange Athletic Club
W 16–0 [8]
October 22 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 36–0 [9]
October 25at Amherst Amherst, MAW 12–0 [10]
November 1 [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 76–0 [11]
November 4at Crescent Athletic ClubW 52–08,000[12]
November 8 Rutgers
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 70–0 [13]
November 15 Penn (rivalry)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 60–0 [14]
November 22vs. Harvard Springfield, MA (rivalry)L 6–12> 9,000[15]
November 27vs. Princeton
W 32–010,000[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1890 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1890-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. "Award Winners". NCAA. 2012. pp. 2–4. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf.
  3. "The Season Opened At Yale". The Sun (New York): p. 4. October 2, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16352804/the_season_opened_at_yale/.
  4. "Weak In The Rush Line: The Crescents Succumb to Yale's Foot Ball Team". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 2. October 5, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16352687/weak_in_the_rush_line_the_crescents/.
  5. "Yale 34, Wesleyan 0". The Hartford Courant: p. 1. October 9, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16352545/yale_34_wesleyan_0/.
  6. "Yale Defeats Lehigh". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. October 12, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16352458/yale_defeats_lehigh/.
  7. "Yale, 40; Trinity, 0". The World (New York): p. 6. October 16, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16352307/yale_40_trinity_0/.
  8. "Yale Makes Sixteen Points". New York Tribune: p. 3. October 19, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16352182/yale_makes_sixteen_points/.
  9. "Yale Plays At Home". The New York Times: p. 3. October 23, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16352067/yale_plays_at_home/.
  10. "Yale's Slender Victory Over Amherst". New York Tribune: p. 3. October 26, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16351988/yales_slender_victory_over_amherst/.
  11. "Wesleyan No Match For Yale". New York Tribune: p. 5. November 2, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16351918/wesleyan_no_match_for_yale/.
  12. "Yale's Victory". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 2. November 5, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16351694/yales_victory/.
  13. "Rhodes Went To See Harvard". The New York Times: p. 2. November 9, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16351508/rhodes_went_to_see_harvard/.
  14. "Yale Victorious: The "Varsity" Boys Meet With a Waterloo in New Haven". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. November 16, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16351070/yale_victorious/.
  15. "Harvard's Jubilee: Her Team Defeats Yale in the Great Football Game at Springfield". New York Tribune: p. 1. November 23, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16350824/harvards_jubilee/.
  16. "Yale's Blue Kickers Win". The Sun (New York): p. 1. November 28, 1890. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16350470/yales_blue_kickers_win/.
  17. "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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