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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1979 Ivy League football standings The 1979 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Princeton tied for second in the Ivy League.

In their second year under head coach Frank Navarro, the Tigers compiled a 5–4 record and outscored opponents 166 to 152. Matthew F. McGrath and Stephen R. Reynolds were the team captains.[1]

Princeton's 5–2 conference record tied for second place in the Ivy League standings. The Tigers outscored Ivy opponents 146 to 97.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22 at Dartmouth W 16-0 14,500 [3]
September 29 Rutgers*
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
L 14–38 23,523 [4]
October 6 at Brown L 12–31 12,500 [5]
October 13 Columbia
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 35-0 8,705 [6]
October 20 Colgate*
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
L 6–17 12,687 [7]
October 27 at Harvard W 9-7 15,000 [8]
November 3 at Penn W 38–10 13,604 [9]
November 10 Yale
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
L 10–35 22,825 [10]
November 17 Cornell
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 26-14 11,867 [11]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. "Results". Princeton Football Record Book. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University. p. 30. 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. pp. 28-29. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Roberts, Ernie (September 23, 1979). "Princeton Tips Sluggish Green". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 88. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56451457/1979-s22-ivies.
  4. Smith, Paul (September 30, 1979). "Rutgers Gets 24 in 2d Half, Tops Princeton, 38-14". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 12-D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56457251/1979-princeton-rutgers.
  5. "Carbone, Villella Lead Brown over Princeton". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Associated Press (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 8-D. October 7, 1979. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56459995/1979-brown-penn.
  6. Smith, Paul (October 14, 1979). "Princeton Triumphs, 35-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 8D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56460709/1979-o13-ivies-2.
  7. Smith, Paul (October 21, 1979). "Colgate's Use of a Wing-T Beats Princeton by 17 to 6". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 8-D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56461431/1979-colgate-princeton.
  8. Visser, Lesley (October 28, 1979). "Harvard Falls". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 82. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56462309/1979-harvard-princeton.
  9. "Penn Blasted by Princeton". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 52. November 4, 1979. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/.
  10. Bruns, John (November 11, 1979). "Yale Shows Princeton Who's No. 1". The Home News Sunday (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. B1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip56465913/1979-princeton-yale.
  11. Smith, Paul (November 18, 1979). "Princeton Concludes with a 26-14 Triumph". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 10-D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56468041/1979-n17-ivies.
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