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1978 Ivy League football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth 6 1 0     6 3 0
Brown 5 2 0     6 3 0
Yale 4 1 2     5 2 2
Cornell 3 3 1     5 3 1
Harvard 2 4 1     4 4 1
Columbia 2 4 1     3 5 1
Princeton 1 4 2     2 5 2
Pennsylvania 1 5 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Princeton finished seventh in the Ivy League.

In their first year under head coach Frank Navarro, the Tigers compiled a 2–5–2 record and were outscored 183 to 126. Gregory D. Bauman and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. were the team captains.[1]

Princeton's 1–4–2 conference record placed seventh in the Ivy League standings. The Tigers were outscored 147 to 113 by Ivy opponents.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 23 at Cornell T 14–14 15,000 [3]
September 30 at Rutgers* L 0–24 25,307 [4]
October 7 Brown
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 16-44 15,041 [5]
October 14 at Columbia L 10-14 7,175 [6]
October 21 Colgate*
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 13-12 14,005 [7]
October 28 Harvard
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
T 24-24 17,500 [8]
November 4 Penn
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 21-0 10,354 [9]
November 11 at Yale L 7-23 32,000 [10]
November 18 Dartmouth
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 21-28 19,565 [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. 28. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. "Princeton Knots Cornell, 14-14". Boston Sunday Globe. United Press International (Boston, Mass.): p. 66. September 24, 1978. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56389036/1978-ivy-sept-23.
  4. Ronberg, Gary (October 1, 1978). "Rutgers' 2d Half Stuns Princeton". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 7-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56390664/1978-princeton-rutgers.
  5. Oakley, Jack (October 8, 1978). "Brown Claws Tigers, 44-16". The Home News Sunday (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. B1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56396079/1978-brown-princeton.
  6. "Ciulla Stars as Columbia Calls on Trick Play to Top Princeton, 14-10". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Associated Press (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 8-F. October 15, 1978. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56397330/1978-columbia-princeton.
  7. Ausubel, Lawrence (October 22, 1978). "Moyer's Interception Saves Princeton's Victory, 13-12". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 11-F. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56398711/1978-colgate-princeton.
  8. Haynes, Walter (October 29, 1978). "Harvard Holds On for 24-24 Tie". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 52. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56399729/1978-harvard-princeton.
  9. Bruns, John (November 5, 1978). "Crissy, Barrett Lead Tigers Past Penn". The Home News Sunday (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. B1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56410137/1978-penn-princeton.
  10. Strong, Roger (November 12, 1978). "Yale Passes Princeton". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 48. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56412282/1978-princeton-yale.
  11. Roberts, Ernie (November 19, 1978). "Dartmouth Stops Princeton, 28-21; Wins Ivy Title". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 50. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56413677/1978-dartmouth-princeton.
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