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1898 Yale Bulldogs football
ConferenceIndependent
1898 record9–2
Head coachFrank Butterworth (2nd season)
CaptainBurr Chamberlain
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
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The 1898 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1898 college football season. The Bulldogs finished with a 9–2 record under second-year head coach Frank Butterworth. The team recorded seven shutouts and won its first nine games by a combined 146 to 11 score. It then lost its final two games against rivals Princeton (6–0) and Harvard (17–0).[1]

Three Yale players, halfback Malcolm McBride and guards Burr Chamberlain and Gordon Brown, were consensus picks for the 1898 College Football All-America Team.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24at Trinity Hartford, CTW 18–0 [3]
October 1 [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 5–0 [4]
October 5 Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 34–0 [5]
October 8 Williams
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 23–0 [6]
October 15at Newton Athletic Association Newton, MAW 6–0 [7]
October 19 Brown
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 22–6 [8]
October 22 Carlisle
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 18–5 [9]
October 29at Army West Point, NYW 10–05,000[10]
November 5 Chicago Athletic Ass'n
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 10–0 [11]
November 12at Princeton
L 0–616,500[12]
November 19 Harvard New Haven, CT (rivalry)L 0–1717,500[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1898 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1898-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. "Yale's First Game: The New Have Collegians Defeat Trinity 18 to 0". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 9. September 25, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16360300/yales_first_game/.
  4. "Yale's Small Score". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 9. October 2, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16360206/yales_small_score/.
  5. "Yale Plays Fiercely: Puts Up a Game That Greatly Pleases Her Supporters". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 4. October 6, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16360128/yale_plays_fiercely/.
  6. "Yale Makes Twenty-Three: And Is Nearly Scored on in the Last Half by Williams". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 14. October 9, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16360030/yale_makes_twentythree_and_is_nearly/.
  7. "Narrow Escape: Yale Defeated the Newton A.A. Team, But It Was by a Narrow Margin". The Illustrated Buffalo Express: p. 21. October 16, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16359941/narrow_escape_yale_defeated_the_newton/.
  8. "Brown Scores on Yale". Chicago Tribune: p. 6. October 20, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16359818/brown_scores_on_yale/.
  9. "Yale, 18; Carlisle Indians, 5". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 8. October 23, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16359690/yale_18_carlisle_indians_5/.
  10. "Fall In Brilliant Defeat: West Point Beaten By Yale After a Game Struggle". Chicago Tribune: p. 6. October 30, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16359476/fall_in_brilliant_defeat_west_point/.
  11. "Yale, 10; Chicago A.A., 0". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle: p. 8. November 6, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16359351/yale_10_chicago_0/.
  12. "Princeton Is Victorious". The New York Times: p. 4. November 13, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16359159/princeton_is_victorious/.
  13. "Harvard Is The Victor". The New York Times: p. 1. November 20, 1898. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16358976/harvard_is_the_victor/.
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