1903 Yale Bulldogs football
ConferenceIndependent
1903 record11–1
Head coachGeorge B. Chadwick (1st season)
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
← 1902
1904 →

The 1903 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1903 college football season. The Bulldogs finished with an 11–1 record under first-year head coach George B. Chadwick. The team outscored its opponents by a combined 312 to 206 score with the only loss being by an 11–6 score to Princeton.[1]

Four Yale players (fullback Ledyard Mitchell, end Charles D. Rafferty, tackle James Hogan and guard James Bloomer) were consensus picks for the 1903 College Football All-America Team.[2] Quarterback Foster Rockwell and halfback Harold Metcalf were also selected as first-team All-Americans by Charles Chadwick,[3] and end Tom Shevlin was a first-team pick by the San Antonio Daily Light.[4]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26Trinity (CT)W 35–0
September 30Tufts
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 19–0
October 3Vermont
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 46–0
October 7[[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 33–0
October 10Springfield (MA)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 22–0
October 14Holy Cross
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 36–10
October 17Penn State
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 27–0
October 24at ArmyW 17–5
October 31Columbia
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 25–0
November 7Syracuse
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 30–0
November 14Princeton
L 6–11
November 21at HarvardW 16–0

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "1903 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/yale/1903-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. "Crack Football Eleven". Los Angeles Times. 1903-11-30.
  4. "The Ideal All-American Team". San Antonio Daily Light. 1903-12-14.
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