1878 College Football Summary

Always an early dominate team, Princeton would once again, rule the Intercollegiate Football Association (IFA) teams, finishing with a perfect slate of 6-0-0.

The team was so dominate this season even against its rival, Yale.

Both teams enter the fray undefeated, with Yale's only blemish a scoreless game against Amherst; as both schools played with 15 men per side.

Princeton scored 1 goal, 1 td and -2 Safeties which equaled to an 8-0 shutout victory.

Pennsylvania and Princeton met twice; with the latter game several long scoring plays highlighted the game.

A 90-yasrd run by H.H. Brotherlin and A.H. Cutts converted a 45-yard drop kick field goal to win the game for Princeton over Pennsylvania.

H.H. Lee's 40-yard kick gave the Quakers' their only points.

1875 Leaders (min. of 4 games) Show:

  • Offensive Scoring Leader (Most Scored)
    Yale (4-0-1) 21 Goals, 32 Touchdowns 1 Safeties; converted to 157 Points
  • Defensive Scoring Leader (Least Allowed)
    Yale (4-0-1) 0 Goals, 2 Touchdowns 0 Safeties; converted to 4 Points
  • National Champions (Retroactive)
    Yale (4-0-1)
    Princeton (2-0-1)
  • Intercollegiate Football Association Standings
Team IFA Standings Full Season
Princeton 2-0-1 2-0-1
Harvard 1-1-0 4-1-1
Columbia 0-3-0 1-3-1
Yale* 1-0-1 4-0-1

*Yale wasn't an actual member of IFA; but played teams in the league.

Writer R.M. Hodge/The Outing Magazine named Princeton National Champion

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