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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1971 Ivy League football standings The 1971 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. Princeton tied for fifth in the Ivy League.

In their first year under head coach Jake McCandless, the Tigers compiled a 4–5 record but outscored opponents 195 to 160. Robert Wolfe was the team captain.[1]

Princeton's 3–4 conference record tied for fifth in the Ivy League standings. The Tigers outscored Ivy opponents 142 to 115.[2]

Princeton played its home games at Palmer Stadium on the university campus in Princeton, New Jersey.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25 Rutgers*
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
L 18–33 27,000 [3]
October 2 at Columbia L 20–22 10,037 [4]
October 9 at Cornell L 8–19 22,500 [5]
October 16 Colgate*
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 35–12 14,000 [6]
October 23 Penn
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 31–0 21,000 [7]
October 30 Brown
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 49–21 14,000 [8]
November 6 at Harvard W 21–10 23,000 [9]
November 13 Yale
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
L 6–10 33,000 [10]
November 20 Dartmouth
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 7–33 39,000 [11]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. "Results". Princeton Football Record Book. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University. p. 29. http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/themencode-pdf-viewer-sc/?tnc_pvfw=ZmlsZT1odHRwOi8vd3d3LnByaW5jZXRvbnRpZ2Vyc2Zvb3RiYWxsLmNvbS93cC1jb250ZW50L3VwbG9hZHMvMjAxNy8wMi9QcmluY2V0b25fRm9vdGJhbGxfUmVjb3JkX0Jvb2sucGRmJnNldHRpbmdzPSZsYW5nPWVuLVVT. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. "Year-by-Year History". Ivy League Football Media Guide. Princeton, N.J.: Ivy League. 2017. p. 25. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Harvin, Al (September 26, 1971). "Rutgers Upsets Princeton, 33 to 18, in College Football's Oldest Rivalry". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S5.
  4. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 3, 1971). "Columbia Defeats Princeton First Time Since 1945; a 22-20 Triumph". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  5. McGowen, Deane (October 10, 1971). "Cornell Turns Back Princeton; Big Red Triumphs, 19-8". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. McGowen, Deane (October 17, 1971). "Princeton Routs Colgate, 35-12, for First Victory of Year". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S5.
  7. Chass, Murray (October 24, 1971). "Princeton Triumphs over Penn, 31 to 0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Chass, Murray (October 31, 1971). "Princeton Squad Tops Brown, 49-21". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. Roberts, Ernie (November 7, 1971). "Princeton Raps Harvard, 21-10; Tigers Get Stoeckel Six Times". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 81. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55896283/1971-harvard-princeton.
  10. Chass, Murray (November 14, 1971). "Princeton Is Upset by Yale; Tigers Beaten, 10 to 6". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  11. Gammons, Peter (November 21, 1971). "Dartmouth's Big Play Execution Stops Princeton, 33-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 71. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55897311/1971-dartmouth-princeton.
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