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1897 Yale Bulldogs football
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1897 record9–0–2
Head coachFrank Butterworth (1st season)
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →

The 1897 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1897 college football season. The team finished with a 9–0–2 record and was retroactively named as a co-national champion by one selector, Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29at Trinity (CT)Hartford, CTW 10–0
October 2[[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]W 30–0
October 6Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 18–0
October 9Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 32–0
October 16at Newton Athletic ClubNewton, MAW 10–0
October 20Brown
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 18–14
October 23vs. CarlisleW 24–9
October 30at ArmyT 6–6
November 6Chicago Athletic Association
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 16–6
November 13at HarvardT 0–0
November 20Princeton
W 6–0

[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "1897 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1897-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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