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1896 Yale Bulldogs football
ConferenceIndependent
1896 record13–1
Head coachSam Thorne (1st season)
Home stadiumYale Field
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The 1896 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1896 college football season. The Bulldogs finished with a 13–1 record under first-year head coach Sam Thorne. The team recorded nine shutouts and won its first 13 games by a combined 212 to 29 score. It then lost its final game against rival Princeton by a 24–6 score.[1]

Two Yale players, quarterback Clarence Fincke and tackle Fred T. Murphy, were consensus picks for the 1896 College Football All-America Team.[2] Leslie's Weekly also picked three other Yale players (ends Lyman Bass and Louis Hinkey and center Burr Chamberlain) as 1896 first-team All-America players.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at Trinity Hartford, CTW 6–0 [4]
September 30 AmherstW 12–0 [5]
October 7 Brown
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 18–0 [6]
October 10vs. Orange Athletic Club
W 12–01,000[7]
October 14 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 22–0 [8]
October 17 Dartmouth (rivalry)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 42–0 [9]
October 21 [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 16–0 [10]
October 24vs. Carlisle
W 12–65,000[11]
October 28 Elizabeth Athletic Club
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 12–6 [12]
October 31at Army
W 16–2 [13]
November 3 Boston Athletic Association
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 10–02,500[14]
November 7at Brown Providence, RI (rivalry)W 18–62,500[15]
November 14 New Jersey Athletic Club
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 16–0 [16]
November 21 Princeton
  • Manhattan Field
  • New York City (rivalry)
L 6–2435,000[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1896 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1896-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. "All-America Addendum". College Football Historical Society Newsletter. February 2001. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv14/CFHSNv14n2f.pdf.
  4. "Yale Scores But Once On Trinity's Eleven". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 8. September 27, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16354280/yale_scores_but_once_on_trinitys_eleven/.
  5. "Amherst Gives Yale a Hard Tussle". Boston Post: p. 3. October 1, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16354386/amherst_gives_yale_a_hard_tussle/.
  6. "Victory for the Blue". Chicago Tribune: p. 8. October 8, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16354514/victory_for_the_blue/.
  7. "Yale, 12; Orange, 0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 9. October 11, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16354632/yale_12_orange_0/.
  8. "Yale, 22; Williams, O". Boston Post: p. 3. October 15, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16354728/yale_22_williams_0/.
  9. "Yale Beats Dartmouth Easily". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 10. October 18, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16354804/yale_beats_dartmouth_easily/.
  10. "Yale, 16; Wesleyan, 0". Boston Post: p. 3. October 22, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16354930/yale_16_wesleyan_0/.
  11. "Yale Had a Close Call". The New York Times: p. 4. October 25, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16355057/yale_had_a_close_call_defeats_carlisle/.
  12. "Close Formation Plays Give Yale a Surprise: Elizabeth A. C. Scores Six Points, and the Blue Goes Them Six Points Better". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 4. October 29, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16355252/close_formation_plays_give_yale_a/.
  13. "Yale, 16; West Point, 2". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 16. November 1, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/14609087/yalewest_point_football_gamebrooklyn/.
  14. "Yale, 10; Boston A.A., 0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 10. November 4, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16355680/yale_10_boston_aa_0/.
  15. "Brown University Scores Against Yale". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 4. November 8, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16355860/brown_university_scores_against_yale/.
  16. "Yale Held Down: Scored But Sixteen Points Against the New Jersey Athletic Club". Washington Times: p. 7. November 15, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16355978/yale_held_down/.
  17. "Nassau Beats Eli: Princeton Football Players Bowled Over Yale's Warriors and Won Easily on Manhattan Field". The New York Times: pp. 1, 2. November 22, 1896. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16356123/nassau_beats_eli/.
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