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Princeton’s Nov. 7 football game against Penn will be the 100th meeting in a rivalry that has provided its share of memorable moments.

By Brett Tomlinson
Published in the November5, 2008, issue


1894 Penn 12, Princeton 0

Princeton won 28 of its first 30 contests against Penn, and most games weren’t even close. So when the Quakers prevailed over captain Thomas Trenchard 1895, below, and the Tigers at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds in Trenton, the win announced their arrival among the Eastern football powers. Princeton did not take it well – the two teams would not play again until 1935.

Athletics at Princeton, a History
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