1920 Yale Bulldogs football
1920 record5–3
Head coachTad Jones (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumYale Bowl
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The 1920 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1920 college football season. The Bulldogs finished with a 5–3 record under third-year head coach Tad Jones.[1] Yale guard Tim Callahan was a consensus selection for the 1920 College Football All-America Team,[2] receiving first team honors from Walter Camp,[3] the United Press,[4] and the International News Service.[5] Yale's other guard, John Acosta, also received first-team All-America honors from Walter Eckersall.[6]


October 2 Carnegie TechW 44–0
October 9 North Carolina
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 21–0
October 16 Boston College
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
L 13–21
October 23 West Virginia
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 24–0 [7]
October 30 Colgate
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 21–7
November 6 Brown
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 14–10
November 13at Princeton L 0–2050,000[8]
November 20 Harvard
L 0–9close to 80,000[9]


  1. "1920 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. Consensus All-American designations based on the NCAA guide to football award winners Script error
  3. "Camp Names Gridiron Stars". Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY). 1920-12-15.
  4. Henry L. Farrell (1920-12-10). "Brilliant Backs Are Features of 1920 Eleven: United Press Scribe Picks An All-American Eleven Himself". Middletown Daily Herald.
  5. Jacob Velock (1920-12-07). "Hard Task To Pick All-American Team From This Season's Galaxy of Stars". Trenton Evening Times.
  6. "Weston on Second All-American Team". Janesville Daily Gazette. 1920-12-13.
  7. "Mountaineers Beaten By Yale By Surprisingly Large Margin". The Pittsburg Press: p. Sporting 3. October 24, 1920.
  8. Grantland Rice (November 14, 1920). "Princeton Blanks Yale 20 to 0; Worst Beating Ever Inflicted on Bulldog by Tiger". New York Tribune: p. 21.
  9. "Crimson Defeats Yale By Score of 9-0: Crimson Machine Held By Savage Defense of Yale". The Hartford Courant: p. 1. November 21, 1920.
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