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1891 Princeton Tigers football
ConferenceIndependent
1891 record12–1
Head coachNo coach
CaptainRalph Warren
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Georgetown         2 2 0
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1891 college football season. The team finished with a 12–1 record. The Tigers recorded 12 shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined total of 391 to 0 in their first 12 games.[1] The team's sole loss was in the final game of the season by a 19–0 score against Yale.[2]

Three Princeton players, quarterback Philip King, fullback Sheppard Homans, Jr., and guard Jesse Riggs, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1891 College Football All-America Team.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3RutgersW 12–0[4]
October 8at LehighBethlehem, PAW 18–02,000[5]
October 10at Crescent Athletic ClubW 28–03,000[6]
October 14Lehigh
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 30–0[7]
October 17at Franklin & Marshall
W 44–0> 1,500[8]
October 20at LafayetteEaston, PAW 24–0[9]
October 24New York Athletic Club
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 28–0[10]
October 28Manhattan Athletic Club
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 78–0[11]
October 31vs. [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]
  • Manhattan Field
  • New York, NY
W 73–03,000[12]
November 3at Orange Athletic ClubW 26–03,500[13]
November 7at PennPhiladelphia (rivalry)W 24–04,000[14]
November 14Cornell
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 6–02,000[15]
November 26vs. Yale
L 0–1940,000[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1891 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1891-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. "Princeton's Poor Showing: Rutgers Makes the Yellow and Black Wearers Play to Win". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. October 4, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492638/princetons_poor_showing_rutgers_makes/.
  5. "Princeton Defeats Lehigh: Superior Weight Was All That Gave the Jersey College Lads the Game". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. October 9, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492659/princeton_defeats_lehigh/.
  6. "Victory for Princeton: The Crescents Lose Again at Eastern Park". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 7. October 11, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492687/victory_for_princeton/.
  7. "Football at Princeton: The Lehigh Team Defeated by the Score of 30 to 0". The New York Times: p. 2. October 15, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492781/football_at_princeton_the_lehigh_team/.
  8. "Princeton Wins Easily: The College Team Has a Walkover With Franklin and Marshall". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. October 18, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492728/princeton_wins_easily/.
  9. "Princeton, 24; Lafayette, 0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 3. October 21, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492747/princeton_24_lafayette_0/.
  10. "New York A. C. Whitewashed: Princeton Scores 28 Points to Athletes' Nothing". The Sun (New York): p. 5. October 25, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492793/new_york_a_c_whitewashed_princeton/.
  11. "Princeton's Top Score: They Roll Up 78 Points Against the Manhattan Team". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 3. October 29, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492816/princetons_top_score_they_roll_up_78/.
  12. "Score One for Princeton: She Defeats Wesleyan in a Championship Game". The New York Times: p. 3. November 1, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492704/score_one_for_princeton/.
  13. "Princeton, 26; Orange, 0". The Sun (New York): p. 5. November 4, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492618/football_on_many_fields/.
  14. "Princeton's Game: The Jersey Tiger Wins by a Score of 24 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 9. November 8, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492577/princetons_game_the_jersey_tiger_wins/.
  15. "Princeton Beats Cornell: A Very Close and Exciting Game Between the Two Elevens". The New York Times: p. 3. November 15, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492546/princeton_beats_cornell/.
  16. "Yale Still Triumphant: Princeton Beaten on Manhattan Field by a Score of 19 to 0". The Sun (New York): pp. 1-2. November 27, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16492524/yale_still_triumphant/.
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