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1889 Princeton Tigers football team

The 1889 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1889 college football season. The team finished with a 10–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champions by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] It was Princeton's 15th national championship.[2] The team outscored their opponents 484 to 29.[3] The team was captained by Edgar Allan Poe, the second cousin of his namesake, the writer Edgar Allan Poe.[4]

1889 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers football team (1889).png
Consensus national champion
ConferenceIndependent
1889 record10–0
Head coachNo coach
CaptainEdgar Allan Poe
Seasons
← 1888
1890 →
1889 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         10 0 0
Yale         15 1 0
Georgetown         5 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Virginia         4 2 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
North Carolina         1 1 0
Washington         0 1 0
Michigan         1 2 0
Columbia         2 7 2

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 5LehighPrinceton, NJW 16–0
October 12at LehighBethlehem, PAW 16–4
October 19StevensPrinceton, NJW 49–0
October 26at PennPhiladelphia, PA (rivalry)W 72–4
November 2at WesleyanMiddletown, CTW 98–0
November 6at ColumbiaNew York, NYW 71–0
November 16at HarvardCambridge, MA (rivalry)W 41–15
November 23Orange Athletic ClubPrinceton, NJW 54–6
November 28vs. YaleNew York, NY (rivalry)W 10–0
November 30vs. Columbia Athletic ClubWashington, DCW 57–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Championships - Tigers Football". princetontigersfootball.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "1889 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "All-Time Princeton Results" (PDF). goprincetontigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved January 2, 2018.