1887 Yale Bulldogs football team

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1887 Yale Bulldogs football
Yale Bulldogs football team (1887).jpg
Consensus national champion
IFA champion
ConferenceIntercollegiate Football Association
1887 record9–0 ( )
Head coachNo coach
CaptainHarry Beecher
Home stadiumYale Field
Seasons
← 1886
1888 →
1887 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Michigan         5 0 0
California         4 0 0
Minnesota         2 0 0
Harvard         10 1 0
Princeton         7 2 0
Navy         3 1 0
Georgetown         2 1 0
Virginia         0 0 1
Rutgers         3 6 0
Massachusetts         2 3 0
Indiana         0 1 0
Purdue         0 1 0
Cornell         0 2 0
Notre Dame         0 3 0

The 1887 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1887 college football season. The team finished with a 9–0 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]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 5WesleyanW 38–0
October 15at WesleyanMiddletown, CTW 106–0
October 22at WilliamsWilliamstown, MAW 74–0
October 29at PennPhiladelphia, PA (rivalry)W 50–0
November 6Rutgers
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 74–0
November 8at Crescent Athletic ClubNew York, NYW 68–0
November 12Wesleyan
  • Yale Field
  • New Haven, CT
W 76–4
November 19vs. PrincetonNew York, NY (rivalry)W 12–0
November 24vs. Harvard
W 17–8

Source: SR/College Football [2]

References[edit]

  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 "1887 Yale Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.