1896 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley, Helms, Houlgate)
Co-national champion (NCF, Davis)
Conference Independent
1896 record 10–0–1
Head coach Franklin Morse
Captain Garrett Cochran
« 1895 1897 »

The 1896 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1896 college football season. The team finished with a 10–0–1 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, and Houlgate System, and as a co-national champion by the National Championship Foundation and Parke H. Davis.[1][2] They outscored their opponents 299 to 12.[2]


October 3RutgersPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 44–0
October 7at Lafayette
T 0–0
October 10LehighPrinceton, NJW 16–0
October 14CarlislePrinceton, NJW 22–6
October 17at ArmyW 11–0
October 21VirginiaPrinceton, NJW 48–0
October 24Penn StatePrinceton, NJW 39–0
October 28Lawrenceville School?W 46–0
October 31CornellPrinceton, NJW 37–0
November 7at HarvardCambridge, MA (rivalry)W 12–0
November 21vs. YaleNew York, NY (rivalry)W 24–6



  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "1896 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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