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1892 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1892 record 12–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Philip King
Seasons
« 1891 1893 »
1892 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn         15 1 0
Yale         13 0 0
Princeton         12 2 0
Harvard         10 1 0
North Carolina         5 1 0
Chicago         8 4 1
Sewanee         5 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Illinois         7 4 1
Georgetown         4 2 1
Colorado         3 2 0
Virginia         3 2 1
California         2 1 1
Stanford         1 0 2
Vanderbilt         4 4 0
Alabama         2 2 0
Auburn         2 2 0
Notre Dame         1 0 1
[[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]         1 1 0
Washington         1 1 0
Utah         0 1 0
Rutgers         3 5 1
Tennessee         2 5 0
[[{{{school}}}|Lafayette]]         5 7 0
Georgia Tech         0 3 0
Maryland         0 3 0
Lehigh         3 6 0

The 1892 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1892 college football season. The team finished with a 12–2 record. The Tigers recorded 12 shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined total of 473 to 18.[1] The team's sole losses were against Penn and Yale.[2]

Two Princeton players, quarterback Philip King and guard Art Wheeler, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1892 College Football All-America Team.[3] Both were also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
October 1Rutgers (rivalry)University Field, Princeton, NJW 30–02,000[4]
October 5at LehighSouth Bethlehem, PAW 16–0 [5]
October 8LafayetteUniversity Field, Princeton, NJW 40–01,200[6]
October 14at Columbia Athletic ClubWashington, D.C.W 42–01,500[7]
October 15at NavyWorden Field, Annapolis, MDW 28–0900[8]
October 19LehighUniversity Field, Princeton, NJW 52–0850[9]
October 21at New York Athletic ClubPolo Grounds, New York, NYW 40–02,000[10]
October 22at Crescent Athletic ClubEastern Park, BrooklynW 42–0 [11]
October 27Manhattan Athletic ClubUniversity Field, Princeton, NJW 46–0 [12]
October 29vs. [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]Manhattan Field, New York, NYW 60–03,000[13]
November 2Chicago Athletic Ass'nUniversity Field, Princeton, NJW 12–03,000[14][15]
November 5at Penn (rivalry)Germantown Cricket Club
Germantown, Philadelphia[16]
L 4–615,000[17]
November 8at Orange Athletic ClubOrange Oval, East Orange, NJW 23–0 [18]
November 24vs. Yale (rivalry)Manhattan Field, New York, NYL 0–1235,000[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1892 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1892-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, 30; Rutgers, 0". The World (New York): p. 9. October 2, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16512388/princeton_30_rutgers_0/.
  5. "The Big Tigers Won: Princeton Defeats Lehigh University at Football, 16 to 0". The New York Times: p. 3. October 6, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16512543/the_big_tigers_won_princeton_defeats/.
  6. "Princeton vs. Lafayette: The Tigers Roll Up a Score of Forty Against None for Their Opponents". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 14. October 9, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16512641/princeton_vs_lafayette_the_tigers/.
  7. "A Stubborn Contest: The Tigers Won, but They Had No Easy Victory". The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.): p. 12. October 15, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16512266/a_stubborn_contest_the_tigers_won_but/.
  8. "The Foot-Ball Field". The Sun (Baltimore): p. 7. October 17, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16513120/the_football_field/.
  9. "Princeton, 52 to 0: Lehigh Beaten at Football in a Wonderful Game". The World (New York): p. 1. October 19, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16513275/princeton_52_to_0_lehigh_beaten_at/.
  10. "Victory for Princeton: Her Football Team Plays at the Polo Grounds". The New York Times: p. 3. October 22, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16513452/victory_for_princeton_her_football/.
  11. "Play Fine Foot Ball: Princetons' One Sided Contest With Crescent Kickers". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 8. October 23, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16512002/play_fine_foot_ball_princetons_one/.
  12. "Princeton's Tigers Played Poorly: They, However, Defeated the Manhattan Athletics 46 to 0". Chicago Tribune: p. 7. October 27, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16513777/princetons_tigers_played_poorly_they/.
  13. "Princeton, 60; Wesleyan, 0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 8. October 30, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16511795/princeton_60_wesleyan_0/.
  14. "Princeton's Hard Battle: Difficult Work to Beat the Strong Chicago Team". The New York Times: p. 3. November 3, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16511612/princetons_hard_battle_difficult_work/.
  15. "Lose To Princeton: Chicago Kickers Retire with Honorable Defeat". The Inter Ocean: p. 6. November 3, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16514980/lose_to_princeton/.(confirming the opponent was the Chicago Athletic Association, not the Chicago Athletic Club as reported in SR/College Football)
  16. Some sources, including SR/College Football, refer to the game having been played at Manheim, Pennsylvania, some 80 miles west of Philadelphia. However, the contemporaneous account in The Times clearly states that the game was played at the Germantown Cricket Club which was located on Manheim Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
  17. "The Tigers Downed: The Red and Blue Waves Above the Orange and Black". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 1. November 6, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16514622/the_tigers_downed_the_red_and_blue/.
  18. "Princeton Defeats Orange, 23 to 0, on the Orange Oval". The World (New York): p. 1. November 8, 1892.
  19. "Yale Again Triumphant: Old Nassau's Colors Lowered to the Blue". The New York Times: p. 1. November 25, 1892. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16511258/yale_again_triumphant_old_nassaus/.
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