1884 Harvard Crimson football team

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1884 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1884 record 7–4
Head coach No coach
Seasons
← 1883
1886 →
1884 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         9 0 1
Yale         8 0 1
Michigan         2 0 0
Williams         2 0 0
Navy         1 0 0
Wabash         1 0 0
Penn         5 1 1
Fordham         5 1 0
Harvard         7 4 0
Butler         1 1 0
Columbia         1 1 0
Rutgers         3 4 0
Stevens Tech         4 5 0
Wesleyan         3 5 0
Dartmouth         1 2 1
Massachusetts         1 2 0
Lafayette         2 5 0
Tufts         0 1 1
Albion         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
DePauw         0 1 0
Johns Hopkins         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 0
Lehigh         0 4 0

The 1884 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1884 college football season. They finished with a 7–4 record.[1][2]

On November 15, Harvard lost to Princeton by a 36–6 score before 3,000 spectators at Jarvis Field in Cambridge.[3]

On November 22, Harvard lost to Yale by a 51–0 score before 2,400 spectators at the new athletic grounds in New Haven, the game was played in two halves of 45 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
October 11 MIT
W 47–5 [5]
October 22 Penn (rivalry)
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
L 0–4 300-400 [6]
October 25 at MIT
W 42–0 200 [7]
October 31 Trinity
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 67–0 [8]
November 1 at Wesleyan L 0–16 500 [9]
November 6 Williams
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 23–0 400 [10]
November 8 at Ottawa W 20–6 [11]
November 10 at Dartmouth (rivalry) W 29–0 [12]
November 12 Tufts
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 51–0 200-300 [13]
November 15 Princeton (rivalry)
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
L 6–36 2,000-3,000 [14][15]
November 22 at Yale (rivalry)
L 0–52 2,400-2,500 [16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1884 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. ^ "Princeton's Eleven Wins". The New York Times. November 16, 1884. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "The Harvards Badly Beaten". The New York Times. November 23, 1884. p. 2. 
  5. ^ "Tackling and Checking: Harvard Beats Technology at Foot Ball by a Score of 47 Points to 5". The Boston Globe. October 12, 1884. p. 2 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  6. ^ "Harvard Beaten: The University of Pennsylvania Eleven Inflicts the First Defeat of the Season". The Boston Globe. October 23, 1884. p. 13 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  7. ^ "Harvard Foot Ball Men Win: The Technology Eleven Easily Defeated on the Union Grounds". The Boston Globe. October 26, 1884. p. 6 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  8. ^ "Goals and Touchdowns Scored with Ease by Harvard Against Trinity". The Boston Globe. November 1, 1884. p. 13 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  9. ^ "Football - Wesleyans, 16; Harvards, 0". The Boston Globe. November 2, 1884. p. 6 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  10. ^ "Practicing With Williams: Harvard Wins at Foot Ball by a Score of 23 to Nothing". The Boston Globe. November 7, 1884. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  11. ^ "Harvard Wins in Canada". The Sun (New York). November 14, 1884. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "Harvard Blanks Dartmouth at Foot Ball". Boston Daily Globe. November 11, 1884. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  13. ^ "By a Large Majority Harvard Foot Ball Players Beat Tuftonians". The Boston Globe. November 13, 1884. p. 11 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  14. ^ "The Season of Slogging Well Begun With Princton's Victory at Harvard". The Boston Glove. November 16, 1884. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance reported as 2,000)
  15. ^ "Princeton's Eleven Wins". The New York Times. November 16, 1884. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. (attendance reported as 3,000)
  16. ^ "The Harvards Badly Beaten: The Yale Football Team Whip Them by a Score of 52 to 0". The New York Times. November 23, 1884. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. (attendance 2,400)
  17. ^ "Fifty-Two To Nothing Tells The Story of Harvard's Defeat at New Haven". The Boston Globe. November 23, 1884. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance 2,500)