1880 Harvard Crimson football team

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1880 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1880 record 2–2–2
Head coach No coach
Captain William H. Manning
Seasons
← 1879
1881 →
1880 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         4 0 1
Yale         4 0 1
Kentucky U.         2 0 0
Michigan         1 0 0
Penn         3 2 0
Harvard         2 2 2
Rutgers         2 2 0
Columbia         1 2 0
Stevens Tech         1 5 0
Amherst         0 1 1
Massachusetts         0 1 1
Brown         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
Toronto         0 1 0
Centre         0 2 0

The 1880 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1880 college football season. The team finished with a 2–2–2 record.[1][2]

On November 6, 1880, Harvard defeated Columbia 3–0 before a crowd of about 300 who paid 50 cents to watch the game at the Polo Grounds in New York.[3]

Also at the Polo Grounds one week later, Harvard lost to Princeton with between 3,000 and 4,000 in attendance. Princeton scored two goals and held Harvard to one goal. Princeton also had five touchdowns for safety to two for Harvard. The Sun of New York reported that the game, played under the new 1880 rules of the Intercollegiate Football Association, was football in name only, but "in reality a series of wrestling encounters for possession of a large leather globe."[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 23 Britannia FBC Cambridge, MA T 0–0  
November 1 at Ottawa City Ottawa, ON W 2–1  
November 2 at Montreal FBC Montreal, QC T 0–0  
November 6 at Columbia Polo GroundsNew York, NY (Rivalry) W 3–0  
November 13 vs. Princeton Polo Grounds • New York, NY (Rivalry) L 1–2  
November 20 Yale Boston, MA (Rivalry) L 0–1  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1880 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Football Championship: Harvard Defeats Columbia at the Polo Grounds in the First Game of the Series". The Sun. November 7, 1880. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Victory for the Princetons: The Harvard Football Team Vanquished on the Polo Grounds Yesterday". The Sun. November 14, 1880. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.