1878 Harvard Crimson football team

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1878 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1878 record 1–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Livingston Cushing
Seasons
← 1877
1879 →
1878 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         6 0 0
Yale         4 1 1
Columbia         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 1 2
Harvard         1 2 0
Penn         1 2 1
Rutgers         1 2 1
Amherst         1 3 0
Brown         0 1 0
Swarthmore         0 1 0

The 1878 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1878 college football season. They finished with a 1–2 record,[1][2] the team captain, for the second consecutive year, was Livingston Cushing.[1]

On November 9, 1878, Harvard opened its football season with a victory over Amherst at Boston's South End Grounds. Harvard scored three goals and three touchdowns and held Amherst scoreless.[3]

On November 16, Harvard lost to Princeton in a game played before approximately 1,000 spectators at the Boston Baseball Grounds, the New York Herald called it "a magnificent contest."[4]

One week later, on November 23, Harvard lost to Yale before 700 spectators at the Boston Baseball Grounds. Yale won on a kick for goal.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
November 9 at Amherst Amherst, MA W 3–0  
November 16 Princeton Boston, MA (rivalry) L 0–1  
November 23 Yale South End Grounds • Boston (rivalry) L 0–1  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1878 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Football -- Harvard vs. Amherst". Boston Post. November 11, 1878. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Football: Teams of Harvard and Princeton Colleges Play at Cambridge". New York Herald. November 17, 1878. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Harvard Beaten at Foot-Ball". The New York Times. November 24, 1878. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.