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1895 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1895 record 10–1–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Langdon Lea
Seasons
« 1894 1896 »

The 1895 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1895 college football season. The team finished with a 10–1–1 record. The Tigers recorded nine shutouts and outscored opponents by a combined score of 224 to 28. The team's sole loss was in the last game of the season by a 20-10 score against Yale.[1]

Two Princeton players, tackle Langdon Lea and guard Dudley Riggs, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1895 College Football All-America Team.[2]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance Source
October 2at Elizabeth Athletic ClubElizabeth, NJW 40–0 [3]
October 5Rutgers (rivalry)University Field, Princeton, NJW 22–0 [4]
October 9vs. VirginiaCatonsville Country Club, BaltimoreW 36–03,000[5]
October 12LafayetteUniversity Field, Princeton, NJW 14–0 [6]
October 15at LawrencevilleLawrenceville Grounds, Lawrenceville, NJW 38–0 [7]
October 17Princeton SeminaryUniversity Field, Princeton, NJW 10–4 [8]
October 19vs. LehighPhiladelphia Ball Park, PhiladelphiaW 16–02,000[9]
October 23UnionUniversity Field, Princeton, NJW 22–0 [10]
October 26at Orange Athletic ClubOrange Oval, Orange, NJT 0–03,000[11]
November 2Harvard (rivalry)University Field, Princeton, NJW 12–46,000[12]
November 9vs. CornellManhattan Field, New York, NYW 6–0 [13]
November 23vs. Yale (rivalry)Manhattan Field, New York, NYL 10–2035,000[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1895 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1895-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. "In a Slugging Game at Elizabeth: Princeton Tigers Find the Athletic Club Easy to Defeat". Chicago Tribune: p. 4. October 3, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16517458/in_a_slugging_game_at_elizabeth/.
  4. "Princeton Played Poorly". The Time (Philadelphia): p. 9. October 6, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16517570/princeton_played_poorly/.
  5. "Princeton's Tigers Roast the University of Virginia by 36 to 0 on Catonsville's Gridiron". The Sun (Baltimore): p. 6. October 10, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16517840/princetons_tigers_roast_the_university/.
  6. "Princeton, 14; Lafayette, 0: Excellent Defensive Work by the Easton Boys Kept the Score Down". The New York Times: p. 6. October 13, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16517993/princeton_14_lafayette_0_excellent/.
  7. "Several Princeton Men Are Hurt: Tigers Have a Sharp and Snappy Game with the Lawrenceville "Preps"". Chicago Tribune: p. 7. October 16, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16518250/several_princeton_men_are_hurt_tigers/.
  8. "Tigers vs. Seminarians: The Varsity Team Defeats the Princeton Seminarians". Union Leader: p. 1. October 18, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16518413/tigers_vs_seminarians_the_varsity/.
  9. "Princeton and Lehigh: The Tigers Put Up a Weak Game and Disappointed Their Many Admirers". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 8. October 20, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16520304/princeton_and_lehigh_the_tigers_put_up/.
  10. "Princeton, 22; Union, 0". The New York Times: p. 6. October 24, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16519456/princeton_22_union_0/.
  11. "A Great Game: The Tigers Were Unable to Score Against Orange". The Sunday News Dealer: p. 1. October 27, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16519236/a_great_game_the_tigers_were_unable/.
  12. "Princeton, 12; Harvard, 4". The New York Times: pp. 1–2. November 3, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16518993/princeton_12_harvard_4/.
  13. "Princeton, 6; Cornell, 0". The New York Times: p. 3. November 10, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16518832/princeton_6_cornell_0/.
  14. "Yale Downs the Tiger: Princeton Defeated on Manhattan Field by a Score of 20 to 10". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1. November 24, 1895. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16518636/yale_downs_the_tiger_princeton/.
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