1884 Princeton Tigers football team

The 1884 Princeton Tigers football team represented the College of New Jersey, then more commonly known as Princeton College, in the 1884 college football season. The Tigers finished with a 9–0–1 record and were retroactively named national champions by the Billingsley Report and co-champions by Parke H. Davis.[1][2] This season marked Princeton's 12th football national championship.[3] Clinton N. Bird was the team captain.[4]

1884 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton football team, 1884.jpg
National champion (Billingsley)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
Record9–0–1
Head coach
  • None
CaptainClinton N. Bird
Seasons
← 1883
1885 →
1884 college football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Princeton     9 0 1
Yale     8 0 1
Michigan     2 0 0
Williams     2 0 0
Navy     1 0 0
Wabash     1 0 0
Penn     5 1 1
Fordham     5 1 0
Harvard     7 4 0
Wesleyan     3 2 0
Butler     1 1 0
Columbia     1 1 0
Rutgers     3 4 0
Stevens     4 5 0
Dartmouth     1 2 1
Tufts     2 4 1
Massachusetts     1 2 0
Lafayette     2 5 0
Johns Hopkins     1 3 0
Albion     0 1 0
CCNY     0 1 0
DePauw     0 1 0
Olivet     0 2 0
Amherst     0 3 0
Lehigh     0 4 0

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 8at StevensHoboken, NJW 4–0
October 10at RutgersNew Brunswick, NJ (rivalry)W 23–5
October 15WesleyanPrinceton, NJW 22–2
October 18RutgersPrinceton, NJW 35–0
October 25at PennPhiladelphia, PA (rivalry)W 31–0
October 29LafayettePrinceton, NJW 140–0
November 1StevensPrinceton, NJW 58–0
November 8Johns HopkinsPrinceton, NJW 57–0
November 15at HarvardW 36–62,000–3,000[5][6]
November 27vs. YaleT 0–0over 10,000[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "1884 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Season of Slogging Well Begun With Princeton's Victory at Harvard". The Boston Glove. November 16, 1884. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE.(attendance reported as 2,000)
  6. ^ "Princeton's Eleven Wins". The New York Times. November 16, 1884. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.(attendance reported as 3,000)
  7. ^ "Hard Work and No Glory: The Princeton-Yale Football Game Declared Drawn". The New York Times. November 28, 1884. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.