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The 1891 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1891 college football season. The team finished with a 13–0 record and a 488-0 season score. It 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]

1891 Yale Bulldogs football
Consensus national champion
IFA champion
ConferenceIntercollegiate Football Association
1891 record13–0 ( )
Head coachWalter Camp (4th season)
CaptainLee McClung
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →
1891 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Georgetown         2 2 0
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 30WesleyanW 28–0
October 3Crescent Athletic Club
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, Connecticut
W 26–0
October 7at Trinity (Connecticut)Hartford, ConnecticutW 36–0
October 10vs. WilliamsAlbany, New YorkW 46–0
October 14Springfield (Mass.)
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, Connecticut
W 28–0
October 24at Orange Athletic ClubOrange, New JerseyW 36–0
October 31Lehigh
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, Connecticut
W 38–0
November 3Crescent Athletic Club
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, Connecticut
W 70–0
November 7Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, Connecticut
W 76–0
November 11Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, Connecticut
W 27–0
November 14vs. PennW 48–0
November 21vs. HarvardW 10–0
November 26vs. Princeton
  • Polo Grounds
  • New York, N.Y. (rivalry)
W 19–0

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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 "1891 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.