1909 Yale Bulldogs football team

The 1909 Yale Bulldogs football team was an American football team that represented Yale University as an independent during the 1909 college football season. The team finished with a 10–0 record, shut out every opponent, and outscored them by a total of 209 to 0.[1] Howard Jones was the team's head coach, and Ted Coy was the team captain.

1909 Yale Bulldogs football
National champion
ConferenceIndependent
Record10–0
Head coach
CaptainTed Coy
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
← 1908
1910 →
1909 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Yale     10 0 0
Lafayette     7 0 1
Franklin & Marshall     9 1 0
Harvard     9 1 0
Penn State     5 0 2
Washington & Jefferson     8 1 1
Springfield Training School     5 1 0
NYU     6 1 1
Ursinus     6 1 1
Penn     7 1 2
Trinity (CT)     6 1 2
Dartmouth     5 1 2
Fordham     5 1 2
Princeton     6 2 1
Pittsburgh     6 2 1
Carlisle     8 3 1
Colgate     5 2 1
Brown     7 3 1
Geneva     4 2 0
Carnegie Tech     5 3 1
Vermont     4 2 2
Lehigh     4 3 2
Army     3 2 0
Villanova     3 2 0
Dickinson     4 4 1
Syracuse     4 5 1
Bucknell     3 4 2
Boston College     3 4 1
Cornell     3 4 1
Rhode Island State     3 4 0
Rutgers     3 5 1
Wesleyan     3 5 1
Holy Cross     2 4 2
Swarthmore     2 5 0
Drexel     1 5 3
Tufts     2 6 0
Amherst     1 6 1
Temple     0 4 1

There was no contemporaneous system in 1909 for determining a national champion. However, Yale was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[2]

Six Yale players were selected as consensus first-team players on the 1909 All-America team. The team's consensus All-Americans were: fullback Ted Coy; halfback Stephen Philbin; end John Kilpatrick; center Carroll Cooney; guard Hamlin Andrus; and tackle Henry Hobbs.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29WesleyanW 11–0[4]
October 2Syracuse
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 15–0[5]
October 6Holy Cross
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 12–03,000[6]
October 9Springfield Training School
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 36–06,000[7]
October 16at ArmyW 17–0[8]
October 23Colgate
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 36–0[9]
October 30Amherst
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 34–0[10]
November 6Brown
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 23–0[11]
November 13Princeton
W 17–0[12]
November 20at HarvardW 8–0[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1909 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Yale Beats Wesleyan: Scores Two Touchdowns and One Goal in Snappy Game". New York Tribune. September 30, 1909. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Spectacular Plays in Yale's Victory". The New York Times. October 3, 1909. p. 45 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Yale by 12 to 0". The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Mass. October 7, 1909. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Hobbs Stars for Yale". The New York Times. October 10, 1909. p. 34 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Yale Beats Army Team: Blue Piles Up Score in Second Half". New York Tribune. October 17, 1909. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Yale Easy Victor: Two Goals by Coy; Blue Piles Up Big Total Against Colgate Eleven". New York Tribune. October 24, 1909. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Coy and Murphy: They Distinguish Themselves in Football Game With Amherst". The Sun. New York, N.Y. October 31, 1909. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Yale Shows a Strong Hand". The Sun. New York, N.Y. November 7, 1909. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Yale Defeats Princeton, 17-0". The New York Times. November 14, 1909. p. 31 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Yale Triumphs at Harvard; Coy's Two Goals From Field". The New York Times. November 21, 1909. p. 31 – via Newspapers.com.