1879 Harvard Crimson football team

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1879 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1879 record 2–1–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Robert Bacon
Seasons
← 1878
1880 →
1879 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         4 0 1
Yale         3 0 2
Massachusetts         1 0 0
Michigan         1 0 1
Harvard         2 1 2
Penn         2 2 0
Amherst         1 1 0
Navy         0 0 1
McGill         0 0 1
Toronto         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 5
Rutgers         1 2 3
PA Military         0 1 1
Racine         0 1 0
Columbia         0 3 2
Swarthmore         0 0 0
  • † Result of Swarthmore's lone game is unknown

The 1879 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1879 college football season. They finished with a 2–1–2 record.[1][2] The team captain was Robert Bacon.[2]

On November 8, Harvard and Yale played to a scoreless tie before a crowd of between 1,500 and 2,000 spectators at Hamilton Park in New Haven. Yale captain Walter Camp drop-kicked the ball through the uprights, but the goal was disallowed when the referee ruled the ball had touched a Harvard player.[3]

On November 15, Harvard lost to Princeton before a crowd of 3,000 persons at St. George's Cricket Ground in Hoboken. Princeton scored one goal, and Harvard scored none.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 25 Britannia FBC Cambridge, MA W 2–0    
November 1 at Britannia FBC Montreal, QC W 1–0    
November 3 at McGill Montreal, QC T 0–0    
November 8 at Yale New Haven, CT (Rivalry) T 0–0    
November 15 vs. Princeton St. George's Cricket Ground • Hoboken, NJ (Rivalry) L 0–1   3,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1879 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Football: Annual Match Between the Teams of Yale and Harvard". New York Daily Herald. November 9, 1879. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Collegians As Kickers: Princeton and Harvard Competing at Foot-Ball". The New York Times. November 16, 1879. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.