1883 Harvard Crimson football team

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1883 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1883 record 8–2
Head coach No coach
Seasons
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1883 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Gallaudet         2 0 0
Carleton         1 0 0
Johns Hopkins         1 0 0
Harvard         8 2 0
Princeton         7 1 0
Penn         6 2 1
Stevens Tech         6 4 1
Massachusetts         1 1 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Williams         1 1 0
Fordham         4 5 0
Lafayette         2 4 0
Wesleyan         3 5 0
Columbia         1 3 0
Michigan         1 4 0
Rutgers         1 6 0
Amherst         0 1 0
Dartmouth         0 1 0
Hamline         0 1 0
Lewisburg         0 1 0
Navy         0 1 0
CCNY         0 2 0
Georgetown         0 2 0

The 1883 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1883 college football season. The team compiled an 8–2 record, losing its rivalry games against both Princeton and Yale. Randolph M. Appleton was the team captain.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6 Wesleyan
W 23–1 [3]
October 13 Penn (rivalry)
  • Jarvis Field,
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 4–0 [4]
October 17 MIT
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 14–1 [5]
October 20at Stevens
W 14–4 [6]
October 27at WesleyanW 19–8 [7]
November 3 Williams
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 37–01,000[8]
November 6 Stevens
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 11–2 [9]
November 17at Princeton (rivalry)L 7–26 [10]
November 22 Michigan
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 3–0500[11][12]
November 29vs. Yale (rivalry)L 2–23nearly 10,000[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1883 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. ^ "Foot-Ball at Cambridge: Harvard Defeats Wesleyan in the First Game of the Season". The New York Times. October 7, 1883. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Foot-Ball at Cambridge: The Match Between Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania". The New York Times. October 14, 1883. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Harvard vs. Technology: The Institute Eleven Beaten 14 to 1 on Jarvis Field". The Boston Globe. October 18, 1883. p. 4 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  6. ^ "The Harvard Men Victorious: The Stevens Institute Foot-Ball Team Beaten at Hoboken". The New York Times. October 21, 1883. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ "Foot Ball by Students: The Harvard Team's Victory Over the Wesleyans in this City on Saturday". The Hartford Courant. October 29, 1883. p. 2. 
  8. ^ "The Williams Team Beaten: The Harvard Men Win in a Spirited Match Game at Foot-Ball". The New York Times. November 4, 1883. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Harvard Wins at Foot-Ball: Her Team Has No Trouble To Beat The Stevens Institute Eleven". The New York Times. November 7, 1883. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Two Games of Football: Princeton Defeats Harvard and Yale Overwhelms Columbia". The Sun (New York). November 18, 1883. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ "1883 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  12. ^ "College Foot-Ball: An Unfinished Game Between Harvard and Michigan Elevens". The New York Times. November 23, 1883. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ "Yale Again Victorious". New York Tribune. November 30, 1883. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.