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The 1888 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1888 college football season. The team finished with a 13–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1][2]

1888 Yale Bulldogs football
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Consensus national champion
ConferenceIndependent
1888 record13–0
Head coachWalter Camp (1st season)
CaptainPa Corbin
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
← 1887
1889 →
1888 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
Harvard         12 1 0
Princeton         11 1 0
California         6 1 0
Cornell         4 2 0
Georgetown         4 2 0
Michigan         2 1 0
Northwestern         2 1 0
Trinity         2 1 0
Virginia         2 1 0
Wake Forest         2 1 0
Lake Forest         2 2 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Indiana         0 0 1
Miami (OH)         0 0 1
Massachusetts         2 4 0
Richmond         1 2 0
North Carolina         1 3 0
Navy         1 4 0
WPI         1 4 0
Rutgers         1 7 1
Penn State         0 2 1

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 29WesleyanW 76–0
October 6Rutgers
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 65–0
October 13at PennPhiladelphia, PA (rivalry)W 34–0
October 16at WesleyanMiddletown, CTW 46–0
October 19at AmherstAmherst, MAW 39–0
October 20at WilliamsWilliamstown, MAW 30–0
October 24vs. MITHartford, CTW 68–0
October 27Stevens
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 69–0
November 3Penn
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 54–0
November 6Crescent Athletic Club
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 28–0
November 10Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 70–0
November 17Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 105–0
November 24vs. PrincetonW 10–0

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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 "1888 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.