1879 college football season

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The 1879 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton and Yale having been selected as national champions. [1]

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Racine College and the University of Michigan played the first football game in the Midwest. The 1879 Michigan Wolverines football team beat Racine in a game played in Chicago.

Navy also had its first game; the team did not have a coach until 1890. [2]

Conference and program changes

School1878 conference1879 conference
Michigan Wolverines Program establishedIndependent

Conference standings

1879 college football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Princeton     401
Yale     302
Massachusetts     100
Michigan     101
Harvard     212
Penn     220
Amherst     110
Navy     001
McGill     001
Toronto     001
Stevens     125
Rutgers     123
PA Military     012
Racine     010
Columbia     032
Swarthmore     001

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References

  1. Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  2. http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/database/navy_database.htm