1874–75 Harvard Crimson football team

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1874 Harvard Crimson football
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Harvard at McGill, October 23, 1874.
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1874 record 1–1
Head coach No coach
Captain Arthur B. Ellis
Home stadium Jarvis Field
Seasons
← 1873
1875 →
1874 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Yale           3 0  
Princeton           2 0  
Harvard           1 1  
Tufts           1 0  
Stevens Tech           3 1  
Rutgers           1 3  
Columbia           1 5  
NYU           0 1  
McGill           0 1  

The 1874–75 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1874 college football season. The team finished with a 1–1 record and was retroactively named co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] The team captain was Arthur B. Ellis.[2]

After the first rugby football game in the United States was played by McGill University visiting Harvard in May 1874, Harvard traveled to Montreal for another rugby style game in October. No goals were scored, the game ended in a 0–0 tie, but Harvard had scored three trys to win the game in front of 2,000 spectators.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 23, 1874 at McGill Montreal Cricket Grounds • Montreal, QC W 0–0 (Harvard scored 3 tries)  
July 4, 1875 Tufts Jarvis Field • Cambridge, MA L 0–1  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved December 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Harvard Football Yearly Results". Harvard University. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  3. ^ MacDonald, D.A.L. (November 27, 1970). "Montreal's Cup Float recalls how McGill started grid mania". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Early Football". San Jose Evening News. November 13, 1915. Retrieved August 22, 2014.