1881 Yale Bulldogs football team

The 1881 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1881 college football season. The team compiled a 5–0–1 record, did not allow opposing teams to score a single point, outscored all opponents, 10-0, and was retroactively named co-national champions by the National Championship Foundation and Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

1881 Yale Bulldogs football
Yale football team, 1881.jpg
National champion (NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
Record5–0–1
Head coach
  • None
Home stadiumHamilton Park
Seasons
← 1880
1882 →
1881 college football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Richmond     2 0 0
Georgetown     1 0 0
Yale     5 0 1
Princeton     7 0 2
Penn State     1 0 0
Columbian University     1 0 1
Dartmouth     1 0 1
Harvard     6 1 1
Massachusetts     2 1 1
Kentucky University     2 1 0
Columbia     3 3 1
Rutgers     2 4 1
Stevens     1 2 1
Kentucky State College     1 2 0
CCNY     1 1 1
Amherst     0 3 2
Lewisburg     0 1 0
MIT     0 1 0
Wesleyan     0 1 0
Randolph–Macon     0 2 0
Michigan     0 3 0
Penn     0 5 0

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 292:30 p.m.at AmherstAmherst, MAW 2–0[3]
November 2MichiganW 2–0600[4]
November 5Amherst
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT
W 4–0[5]
November 122:40 p.m.Harvard
  • Hamilton Park
  • New Haven, CT (rivalry)
W 1–01,500[6]
November 16at ColumbiaW 1–0[7]
November 24vs. Princeton
T 0–010,000[8]

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RosterEdit

Source:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "1881 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Yale and Amherst at Foot-Ball". The New York Times. October 31, 1881. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "College Foot-Ball". The New York Times. November 3, 1881. p. 8.
  5. ^ "Yale Against Amherst". The New York Times. November 6, 1881. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Yale Overcomes Harvard". The New York Times. November 13, 1881. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Pretty Lively Football: Yale Defeats Columbia After a Long and Hot Battle". The Sun. November 17, 1881. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Princeton Faces Yale: Playing Foot-Ball in a Freezing Wind". The New York Times. November 25, 1881. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Richard Melancthon Hurd (1888). A History of Yale Athletics, 1840-1888. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. p. 82.