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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1940 Eastern college football independents records The 1940 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University as an independent during the 1940 college football season. In its third season under head coach Tad Wieman, the team compiled a 5–2–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 119 to 112.[1][2] Princeton played its 1940 home games at Palmer Stadium in Princeton, New Jersey.

Howie Stanley was Princeton's team captain.[3] He also received the John Prentiss Poe Cup, the team's highest award.[4] Halfback Dave Allerdice was selected by the Associated Press as a second-team player on the 1940 All-Eastern college football team,[5] and by the Central Press Association as a third-team player on the All-America team.[6]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 5VanderbiltW 7–616,000[7]
October 12Navy
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 6–1240,000[8]
October 19at No. 9 PennL 28–4655,000[9]
October 26Rutgers
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 28–1340,000[10]
November 2at HarvardT 0–015,000[11]
November 9Dartmouth
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 14–930,000[12]
November 16Yale
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 10–745,000[13]
November 23Army
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 26–1926,000[14]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

  • Donald B. Allen, Class of 1943
  • David W. Allerdice, Class of 1941
  • Baker A. Bradenbaugh, Class of 1941
  • Paul Busse, Class of 1942
  • Howard M. Clark, Class of 1942
  • Dave K. Headley, Class of 1943
  • James J. Howley, Class of 1942
  • Thomas B. Irwin, Class of 1942
  • Robert K. Jackson, Class of 1941
  • Gregory T. Kinniry, Class of 1944
  • James R. MacColl III, Class of 1941
  • Charles R. McAllister, Class of 1942
  • William L. Morris Jr., Class of 1943
  • Lawrence P. Naylor III, Class of 1941
  • Robert I. Perina, Class of 1943
  • Robert L. Peters Jr., Class of 1942
  • William D. Pettit, Class of 1941
  • C. Leslie Rice Jr., Class of 1941
  • Charles L. Ransom, Class of 1942
  • Charles H. Robinson, Class of 1941
  • Edward C. Rose Jr., Class of 1942
  • Robert P. Sandbach, Class of 1943
  • Richard R. Schmon, Class of 1943
  • William S. Shee, Class of 1941
  • Howard J. Stanley, Class of 1941
  • William F. Stebbins, Class of 1941
  • H. James Stokes Jr., Class of 1941
  • Robert M. Thomas, Class of 1942
  • Bruce P. Wilson, Class of 1942
  • S.A. Young Jr., Class of 1941

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References

  1. "1940 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/princeton/1940-schedule.html. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. "2008 Princeton Tigers Football Media Guide". Princeton University. p. 127. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/princeton.sidearmsports.com/documents/2008/8/7/135152.pdf. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  3. "Princeton Lettermen Name Tackle Tierney '39 Captain". Chicago Tribune: p. 20. November 23, 1938. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48344157/princeton-lettermen-name-tackle-tierney/.
  4. "Princeton's Poe Cup Awarded To Worth". The Paterson Morning Call: p. 19. December 6, 1939. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48343781/princetons-poe-cup-awarded-to-worth/.
  5. "Bucknell, Nittany Stars All-Eastern Runners Up". Sunbury Daily Item: p. 20. December 5, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48354851/bucknell-nittany-stars-all-eastern/.
  6. "Central Press All-American Team, 1940". Sunbury Daily Item: p. 20. December 5, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48355020/central-press-all-american-team-1940/.
  7. "Tigers Win, 7 to 6, As Vandy Kick Fails". New York Daily News: p. 89. October 6, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48362896/tigers-win-7-to-6-as-vandy-kick-fails/.
  8. "Navy Upsets Tiger, 12-6". New York Daily News: p. 91. October 13, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48362419/navy-upsets-tiger-12-6/.
  9. Cy Peterman (October 20, 1940). "Penn's Reagan Defeats Princeton, 46 to 28: Scores Five Touchdowns, Passes for Sixth As 55,000 Witness Rout at Franklin Field". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1S, 3S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48361996/penns-reagan-defeats-princeton-46-to/.
  10. "Princeton Hands Scarlet First Setback: Utz, Hasbrouck Score in 28-13 Win for Tigers". The Sunday Times, New Brunswick, N.J.: p. 1. October 27, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48361363/princeton-hands-scarlet-first-setback/.
  11. "Underdog Harvard Eleven, Aided By Rain, Holds Princeton To Scoreless Deadlock: Tigers Fail To Score On Game's Only Chance". The Hartford Courant: p. IV-1. November 3, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48360892/underdog-harvard-eleven-aided-by-rain/.
  12. "Tiger Rally Defeats Dartmouth, 14-9". New York Daily News: p. 98. November 10, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48355938/tiger-rally-defeats-dartmouth-14-9/.
  13. "Princeton Boots Yale, 10-7". New York Daily News: p. 37C. November 17, 1940. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48355739/princeton-boots-yale-10-7/.
  14. Jack Smith (November 24, 1940). "Tiger Trips Army, 26-19". New York Daily News: p. 91. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48355601/tiger-trips-army-26-19/.
  15. Media Guide, p. 132.
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