1899 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley, Davis)
Conference Independent
1899 record 12–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Big Bill Edwards
« 1898 1900 »

The 1899 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1899 college football season. The team finished with a 12–1 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report and Parke H. Davis. Harvard compiled a 10–0–1 record and was selected as the national champion by three other selectors.[1][2] They outscored their opponents 185 to 21.[2]


September 30Maryland Athletic Club?W 28–0
October 7at NavyW 5–0
October 11LafayettePrinceton, NJW 12–0
October 14at ColumbiaNew York, NYW 11–0
October 18Penn StatePrinceton, NJW 12–0
October 21at ArmyW 23–0
October 28LehighPrinceton, NJW 17–0
November 1at CornellIthaca, NYL 0–5
November 4BrownPrinceton, NJW 18–6
November 8North CarolinaPrinceton, NJW 30–0
November 11at CarlisleCarlisle, PAW 12–0
November 18Washington & JeffersonPrinceton, NJW 6–0
November 25at YaleW 11–10



  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 "1899 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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