1878 Harvard Crimson football team
|1878 Harvard Crimson football|
|Head coach||No coach|
|1878 college football records|
The 1878 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1878 college football season. They finished with a 1–2 record. The team captain, for the second consecutive year, was Livingston Cushing.
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.
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."
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.
|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|
- "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- "1878 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- "Football -- Harvard vs. Amherst". Boston Post. November 11, 1878. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Football: Teams of Harvard and Princeton Colleges Play at Cambridge". New York Herald. November 17, 1878. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Harvard Beaten at Foot-Ball". The New York Times. November 24, 1878. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.