1922 Princeton Tigers football
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National champion (Boand, CFRA)
Co-national champion (NCF, Davis, Sagarin-ELO)
ConferenceIndependent
Record8–0
Head coach
Offensive schemeShort punt
CaptainMel Dickenson
Home stadiumPalmer Stadium
Uniform
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Seasons
← 1921
1923 →
1922 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Cornell     8 0 0
Princeton     8 0 0
Army     8 0 2
Syracuse     6 1 2
Franklin & Marshall     8 2 0
Pittsburgh     8 2 0
Holy Cross     7 2 1
Harvard     7 2 0
Lafayette     7 2 0
Springfield     6 2 0
Boston College     6 2 1
Brown     6 2 1
Colgate     6 3 0
Dartmouth     6 3 0
Penn     6 3 0
Vermont     6 3 0
Washington & Jefferson     6 3 1
Yale     6 3 1
Bucknell     7 4 0
Penn State     6 4 1
Carnegie Tech     5 3 1
Villanova     5 3 1
Columbia     5 4 0
Rutgers     5 4 0
Tufts     5 4 0
Rhode Island State     4 4 0
NYU     4 5 0
Fordham     3 5 2
Geneva     4 6 0
Boston University     2 4 3
Lehigh     3 5 1
New Hampshire     3 5 1
Drexel     2 4 0
Temple     1 4 1
Buffalo     1 5 0
CCNY     1 6 0
Duquesne     0 8 0

The 1922 Princeton Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Princeton University as an independent during the 1922 college football season. In their ninth season under head coach Bill Roper, the Tigers compiled a perfect 8–0 record, shut out five of eight opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 127 to 34.[1] Mel Dickenson was the team captain.

There was no contemporaneous system in 1922 for determining a national champion. However, Princeton was retroactively named as the national champion by the Boand System and College Football Researchers Association, and as a co-national champion by the National Championship Foundation, Parke H. Davis, and Jeff Sagarin (using the ELO-Chess methodology).[2] California and Cornell were recognized by some selectors as the national champion or co-champion.

Princeton tackle Herb Treat was a consensus first-team player on the 1922 All-America team.[3] Other notable players on the 1922 team included end Howdy Gray, halfback Jack Cleaves, tackle Harland "Pink" Baker, and guard Mel Dickinson.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30Johns HopkinsW 30–07,400[4]
October 7Virginia
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 5–0[5][6][7]
October 14Colgate
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 10–0[8]
October 21Maryland
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 26–0[9]
October 28at ChicagoW 21–1831,000[10]
November 4Swarthmore
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ
W 22–13[11]
November 11at HarvardW 10–352,000[12]
November 18Yale
  • Palmer Stadium
  • Princeton, NJ (rivalry)
W 3–056,000[13]

[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "1922 Princeton Tigers 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 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Princeton Defeats Hopkins: Tigers Spurt Toward End". The Baltimore Sun. October 1, 1922. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Tigers Bothered By Virginia Eleven". New York Herald. New York, New York. October 8, 1922. p. 52. Retrieved September 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  6. ^ "Virginia Holds Princeton 5 to 0; Augusta Teams Lose". The News Leader. Staunton, Virginia. October 8, 1922. p. 1. Retrieved September 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  7. ^ "Virginia Holds (continued)". The News Leader. Staunton, Virginia. October 8, 1922. p. 2. Retrieved September 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  8. ^ W.B. Hanna (October 15, 1922). "Tiger Eleven Triumphs Over Colgate by 10 to 0". New York Tribune. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Maryland Easy For Princeton: College Parkers Form Fine Feast For The Tigers". The Baltimore Sun. October 22, 1922. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Hugh Fullerton (October 29, 1922). "Chicago Loses To Princeton, Score: 21 to 18; Struggle Won Near Its Close". Chicago Tribune. pp. 1, 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Al Copland (November 5, 1922). "Tigers Trim Swarthmore 22-13 in Scrappy Contest". New York Daily News. p. 51 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Princeton Beats Harvard, 10 to 3". The New York Times. November 12, 1922. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Princeton Eleven Beats Yale 3 to 0". The New York Times. November 19, 1922. p. Sports 1 – via Newspapers.com.