American Football Database
American Football Database

Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1937 Eastern college football independents records The 1937 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University as an independent during the 1937 college football season. In its sixth and final season under head coach Fritz Crisler, the team compiled a 4–4 record and was outscored by a total of 126 to 96.[1][2] The team played its home games at Palmer Stadium in Princeton, New Jersey.

Tackle Charlie Toll was the team captain.[2] Halfback Jack H. White received the John Prentiss Poe Cup, the team's highest award.[3] No Princeton players were selected by the Associated Press to the 1937 All-Eastern college football team.[4]

On February 9, 1938, Crisler announced his resignation at Princeton in order to assume the head coaching position at the University of Michigan.[5][6]


October 2VirginiaW 26–015,000[7]
October 9Cornell
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 7–2045,000[8]
October 16at ChicagoW 16–720,000[9]
October 23Rutgers
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 6–035,000[10]
October 30Harvard
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
L 6–3448,000[11]
November 6 No. 9 Dartmouth
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 9–3338,000[12]
November 13at No. 6 YaleL 0–2640,000[13]
November 20Navy
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 26–648,000[14]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


  1. "1937 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2008 Princeton Tigers Football Media Guide". Princeton University. p. 127. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  3. "Jack White Awarded Poe Trophy". The Baltimore Sun: p. 14. December 1, 1937.
  4. "All-Eastern Football Team Chosen By Associated Press". The Baltimore Sun: p. 14. December 1, 1937.
  5. "Crisler Named Michigan Football Coach". Chicago Tribune: p. 2-1. February 10, 1938.
  6. Allison Danzig (February 10, 1939). "Post at Michigan Taken by Crisler: Coach of 2 Unbeaten Teams in 6 Years at Princeton Will Succeed Kipke". The New York Times.
  7. "Princeton Opens Campaign With Easy 26 to 0 Triumph Over Virginia Eleven: White Paces Tigers With Two Touchdowns". The Sunday Times, New Brunswick, N.J.: p. 15. October 3, 1937.
  8. Gregory Hewlett (October 10, 1937). "Cornell Comes From Behind to Upset Princeton, 20-7: Tiger Eleven Yields After Leading, 7 to 6". The Sunday Times, New Brunswick, N.J.: p. 15.
  9. Arch Ward (October 17, 1937). "Princeton Rallies in Second Half to Beat Chicago, 16 to 7". Chicago Tribune: pp. II-1, II-6.
  10. "Princeton Wins From Rutgers By Lone Touchdown". The Sunday Times, New Brunswick, N.J.: pp. 1, 28. October 24, 1937.
  11. "Harvard Runs Wild to Rout Tigers, 34-6". The Sunday Times, New Brunswick, N.J.: p. 29. October 31, 1937.
  12. "Dartmouth Ruins Tiger Team, 33 To 9". The Hartford Courant: p. IV-1. November 7, 1937.
  13. "Clint Frank's Brilliant Running Leads Yale To 26-0 Triumph Over Princeton: Spectacular Eli Captain Scores Four Touchdowns". The Harford Courant: p. 14C. November 14, 1937.
  14. "Princeton Closes Season With Surprise 26 to 6 Victory Over Favored Navy Eleven: Inspired Tigers Rout Foe in Second Half". The Sunday Times (New Brunswick, NJ): p. 14. November 21, 1937.