1884 Yale Bulldogs Football Team
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1884 Yale Bulldogs Football Team
1884 Yale Bulldogs football
National champion (Helms, NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1884 record 8-0-1
Head coach No coach
Captain Eugene Lamb Richards
Home stadium Yale Field
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
Butler   -       1 - 1 - 0
Columbia   -       1 - 1 - 0
Rutgers   -       3 - 4 - 0
Stevens Tech   -       4 - 5 - 0
Wesleyan   -       3 - 5 - 0
Dartmouth   -       1 - 2 - 1
Massachusetts   -       1 - 2 - 0
Lafayette   -       2 - 5 - 0
Tufts   -       0 - 1 - 1
Albion   -       0 - 1 - 0
CCNY   -       0 - 1 - 0
DePauw   -       0 - 1 - 0
Johns Hopkins   -       0 - 2 - 0
Amherst   -       0 - 3 - 0
Lehigh   -       0 - 4 - 0

The 1884 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1884 college football season. The team compiled an 8-0-1 record, shut out eight of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents, 495 to 10.[1] The team was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and National Championship Foundation and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[2]

Schedule

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 1 Wesleyan Yale Field o New Haven, CT W 31-0    
October 11 Stevens Yale Field o New Haven, CT W 96-0    
October 18 vs. Wesleyan Ward Street Grounds[3] o Hartford, CT W 63-0    
October 22 at Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ W 76-10[4]    
October 25 at Dartmouth Hanover, NH (rivalry) W 113-0    
November 5 Wesleyan Yale Field o New Haven, CT W 46-0    
November 19 Yale Alumni Yale Field o New Haven, CT W 18-0    
November 22 Harvard Yale Field o New Haven, CT (rivalry) W 52-0[5]   2,400
November 27 vs. Princeton Polo Grounds o New York, NY (rivalry) T 0-0[6]   over 10,000

Source: SR/College Football [1]

Roster

References

  1. ^ a b "1884 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16324108/football_ad/
  4. ^ "College Foot Ball Contests". Evening Star. October 23, 1884. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "The Harvards Badly Beaten: The Yale Football Team Whip Them by a Score of 52 to 0". The New York Times. November 23, 1884. p. 2 - via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Hard Work and No Glory: The Princeton-Yale Football Game Declared Drawn". The New York Times. November 28, 1884. p. 1 - via Newspapers.com. 

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