1873–74 Harvard Crimson football team

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1873 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1873 record 1–0–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Henry R. Grant
Seasons
1874 →
1873 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Princeton         1 0 0
Harvard         1 0 1
Washington and Lee         4 0 0
Stevens Tech         2 1 0
Yale         2 1 0
Columbia         2 1 0
Rutgers         1 2 0
McGill         0 1 1
Eton         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
NYU         0 1 0
Princeton Seminary         0 1 0
VMI         0 4 0

The 1873–74 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1873 college football season. The team played only two intercollegiate games, both against the team from McGill University in Cambridge, with one game ending in a Harvard victory and the other ending in a scoreless tie,[1] the first game was played under Harvard's rules, while the second game played using McGill's rules on May 15, 1874, was the first rugby-style football game played in the United States.[2][3] The team captain was Henry R. Grant.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
May 14, 1874 McGill Cambridge, MA W 3–0  
May 15, 1874 McGill Jarvis Field • Cambridge, MA (First rugby football game in U.S.) T 0–0  

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "No Christian End!" (PDF). The Journey to Camp: The Origins of American Football to 1889. Professional Football Researchers Association. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Foot Ball". Boston Post. May 16, 1874 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF FOOTBALL". Harvard Crimson. November 22, 1913. Retrieved 1 January 2018.