1887 Harvard Crimson football team

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1887 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1887 record 10–1
Head coach No coach
Seasons
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1887 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Michigan         5 0 0
California         4 0 0
Minnesota         2 0 0
Harvard         10 1 0
Princeton         7 2 0
Navy         3 1 0
Virginia         0 0 1
Rutgers         3 6 0
Massachusetts         2 3 0
Indiana         0 1 0
Purdue         0 1 0
Cornell         0 2 0
Notre Dame         0 3 0

The 1887 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1887 college football season. They finished with a 10–1 record. In the first 10 games of the season, the Crimson outscored opponents 652 to 6.[1][2] The sole loss came in the final game on November 24, 1887, a 17-8 loss against Yale in New York, New York.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 5at TuftsW 86–0
October 12at Phillips ExeterW 68–0
October 15 MIT
W 62–0
October 19 Williams
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 52–6
October 22 Amherst
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 98–0
October 26 Tufts
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 68–0
October 29 Phillips Exeter
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 54–0
November 5 Wesleyan
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 110–0[4]
November 12 Princeton (rivalry)
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 12–0[5]
November 19 Penn (rivalry)
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 42–0[6]
November 24at Yale (rivalry)L 8–17[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1887 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. ^ a b "Yale Outplays Harvard". The New York Times. November 25, 1887. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Harvard Vs. Wesleyan". The Sun. November 6, 1887. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Harvard Winning At Football". New York Daily Tribune. November 13, 1887. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Foot-Ball At Cambridge". The Times (Philadelphia). November 20, 1887. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.