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1887 college football season

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Total # of teams  15
Champions  Yale Bulldogs
1887 college football season

The 1887 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions. In the West, the 1887 Michigan Wolverines football team compiled a 5–0 record, including three wins over Notre Dame (who was playing its first game ever and didn't have a varsity team yet ), and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 102 to 10 On November 13, college football was first played in the state of Virginia when the Virginia Cavaliers and Pantops Academy fought to a scoreless tie.

Statistical leaders

  • Player scoring most points: Knowlton Ames, Princeton, 219
  • References

    1887 college football season Wikipedia

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