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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1998 Ivy League football standings The 1998 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA football season. In its inaugural year at Princeton Stadium, the Tigers finished fourth in the Ivy League.

In their 12th year under head coach Steve Tosches, the Tigers compiled a 5–5 record and outscored opponents 229 to 165. Dan Swingos was the team captain.[1]

Princeton's 4–3 conference record placed fourth in the Ivy League standings. The Tigers outscored Ivy opponents 156 to 111.[2]

Princeton's first game of the season was the opener for its new home field, Princeton Stadium, built on the site of the former Palmer Stadium on the university campus in Princeton, New Jersey. Because of the demolition and construction project, Princeton had played its 1997 season entirely on the road, making the September 19 home opener its first home game in a year and a half.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19 Cornell
W 6–0 27,800 [3]
September 26 at No. 15 Lehigh*
L 24–31 OT 10,136 [4]
October 3 at Fordham*
L 17–20 OT 5,900 [5]
October 10 Brown
  • Princeton Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 31–17 18,622 [6]
October 17 at Lafayette*
W 20–0 8,039 [7]
October 24 Harvard
  • Princeton Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
L 22–23 25,388 [8]
October 31 at Columbia W 20–0 20,875 [9]
November 7 Penn
  • Princeton Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
L 14–27 20,230 [10]
November 14 at Yale L 28–31 18,210 [11]
November 21 Dartmouth
  • Princeton Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 35–13 19,067 [12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from The Sports Network Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. "Results". Princeton Football Record Book. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University. p. 31. 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. 37-38. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Finnegan, Tara (September 20, 1998). "A Grand Opening for the Tigers". Home News Tribune (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. C8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59439349/1998-cornell-princeton/.
  4. "Lehigh Scrambles Past Princeton in Overtime". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Associated Press (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. C9. September 27, 1998. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59546616/1998-lehigh-princeton/.
  5. "Fordham Tops Princeton in OT". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Associated Press (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. C8. October 4, 1998. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59548278/1998-fordham-princeton/.
  6. Finnegan, Tara (October 11, 1998). "Tigers Break Out as Theisen Steps Up". Home News Tribune (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. C8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59549486/1998-brown-princeton/.
  7. Meixell, Ted (October 18, 1998). "Princeton Ruins Homecoming, Dominating Lafayette 28-0". The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.): p. C3. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59549888/1998-lafayette-princeton/.
  8. Concannon, Joe (October 25, 1998). "Play Is the Thing for Menick, Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. D19. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59555953/1998-harvard-princeton/.
  9. "Theisen, Princeton Cruise Past Columbia". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Associated Press (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. C10. November 1, 1998. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59557325/1998-columbia-princeton/.
  10. Finnegan, Tara (November 8, 1998). "Season Disappears in Five Minutes". Home News Tribune (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. C7. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59558455/1998-penn-princeton/.
  11. Berlet, Bruce (November 15, 1998). "Yale Sees Opening to Beat Princeton". Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.): p. E10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59560644/1998-princeton-yale/.
  12. Finnegan, Tara (November 22, 1998). "Theisen Runs Over Dartmouth in Finale". Home News Tribune (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. C6. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59561803/1998-dartmouth-princeton/.
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