1874 Princeton Tigers football team

The 1874 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1874 college football season. The team beat Columbia and Rutgers by identical 6–0 scores, finished with a 2–0 record, and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report and as co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1][2] Isaac H. Lionberger was the team's captain.[3]

1874 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
Record2–0
Head coach
  • None
CaptainIsaac H. Lionberger
Seasons
← 1873
1875 →
1874 college football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Yale     3 0 0
Princeton     2 0 0
Harvard     1 1 0
Tufts     1 0 0
Stevens     3 1 0
Rutgers     1 3 0
Columbia     1 5 0
NYU     0 1 0
McGill     0 1 0

This season marked the third of four consecutive national championships, and one of 11 in a 13-year period between 1869 and 1881.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 14ColumbiaPrinceton, NJW 6–0
November 21RutgersPrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 6–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "1874 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved 31 December 2017.