1897 Princeton Tigers football
Conference Independent
1897 record 10–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Garrett Cochran
Seasons
« 1896 1898 »

The 1897 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1897 college football season. The team finished with a 10–1 record. The Tigers won their first ten games by a combined score of 339 to 0, but then lost the last game of the season by a 6–0 score against Yale.[1] Two Princeton players, halfback Addison Kelly and end Garrett Cochran, were consensus first-team honorees on the 1897 College Football All-America Team.[2]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2 LehighW 43–0 [3]
October 6 Rutgers
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 53–0 [4]
October 9at NavyW 28–03,000[5]
October 13 Penn State
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 34–0 [6]
October 16 Carlisle
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 18–08,000[7]
October 20 Franklin & Marshall
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 54–0 [8]
October 23at Cornell
W 10–07,000[9]
October 27 Elizabeth A.C.
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 12–0 [10]
October 30 Dartmouth
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 30–0 [11]
November 6 Lafayette
  • University Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 57–04,500[12]
November 20at Yale L 0–618,000[13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1897 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1897-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. "The Champion Princeton Team Opens the Season with an Easy Victory Over Lehigh: Tigers Scored 43 to 0". The New York Times: p. 6. October 3, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16524214/the_champion_princeton_team_opens_the/.
  4. "Tigers Score 53 Points: Yes, But the Rutgers Team Was Not Much to Beat". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 4. October 7, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16524269/tigers_score_53_points_yes_but_the/.
  5. "Naval Cadets Make a Plucky Fight Against Princeton, but Are Beaten 28 to 0". The New York Times: p. 6. October 10, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16524563/naval_cadets_make_a_plucky_fight/.
  6. "Scares the Tigers: State Almost Scores Twice Against Princeton’s Team". Chicago Tribune: p. 4. October 14, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16524621/scares_the_tigers_state_almost_scores/.
  7. "Indians and Tigers Fought Fiercely: Victory for Princeton Came After Much Effort and Injured Men". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 9. October 17, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16524692/indians_and_tigers_fought_fiercely/.
  8. "Tigers Score Heavily: Roll Up 54 Points, But F. and M. Is Very Weak". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 4. October 21, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16524801/tigers_score_heavily_roll_up_54/.
  9. "Tigers Badly Scared: Princeton Went to Ithaca Expecting to Have an Easy Time". The World (New York): p. 11. October 24, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16525147/tigers_badly_scared_princeton_went_to/.
  10. "Tigers Hard Pushed: Elizabeth’s Strong Team Made Princeton Work Hard to Beat Them". The World (New York): p. 10. October 28, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16525254/tigers_hard_pushed_elizabeths/.
  11. "Tigers' Strong Game: Show the Best Form Against Dartmouth Thus Far Evinced This Season". The Philadelphia Times: p. 11. October 31, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16532140/tigers_strong_game_show_the_best_form/.
  12. "Tigers Scored Almost at Will: Administer an Overwhelming Defeat to the Lafayette Team". The Philadelphia Times: p. 11. November 7, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16532313/tigers_scored_almost_at_will/.
  13. "Great Victory for Yale: She Plays a Brilliant Game, Defeating Princeton with a Score of 6 to 0". The New York Times: p. 1. November 21, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16524129/great_victory_for_yale_she_plays_a/.
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