1888 Harvard Crimson football team

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1888 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Conference Independent
1888 record 12–1
Head coach No coach
Seasons
← 1887
1889 →
1888 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
Harvard         12 1 0
Princeton         11 1 0
California         6 1 0
Cornell         4 2 0
Michigan         2 1 0
Northwestern         2 1 0
Trinity         2 1 0
Virginia         2 1 0
Wake Forest         2 1 0
Lake Forest         2 2 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Indiana         0 0 1
Miami (OH)         0 0 1
Massachusetts         2 4 0
Richmond         1 2 0
North Carolina         1 3 0
Navy         1 4 0
WPI         1 4 0
Rutgers         1 7 1
Penn State         0 2 1

The 1888 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1888 college football season. They finished with a 12–1 record. The team outscored its opponents 626–32, including a 102–0 victory over Amherst College on November 3, 1888. The Crimson suffered it sole loss to the Princeton Tigers football team, losing by an 18–6 score on November 17, 1888. Two days later, Harvard defeated the Penn Quakers football team by a 50–0 score.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6at WPIW 70–04,000[3]
October 13 MIT
W 18–0 [4]
October 17at Phillips ExeterW 39–6 [5]
October 20at WesleyanW 34–0 [6]
October 24at WilliamsW 14–6 [7]
October 25at AndoverW 66–0 [8]
October 27 WPI
  • Holmes Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 68–0 [9]
October 30 Dartmouth (rivalry)
  • Holmes Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 74–0 [10]
October 31 MIT
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 42–0 [11]
November 3 Amherst
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 102–0 [12]
November 10 Wesleyan
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 50–2 [13]
November 17at Princeton (rivalry)L 6–18 [14][15]
November 19at Penn (rivalry)W 50–0 [16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1888 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. ^ "Touchdowns at Worcester: Sam Winslow Referees, and Harvard Wins from "Tech"". The Boston Globe. October 7, 1888. p. 2 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  4. ^ "Harvard Wins: The Crimson Eleven Makes a Great Brace for Victory". The Boston Globe. October 14, 1888. p. 2 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  5. ^ "Scored Against Harvard: Phillips Exeter Team Beaten by Varsity Boys, 39 to 6". The Boston Globe. October 18, 1888. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  6. ^ "Harvard, 34; Wesleyan, 0: Cambridge Kickers Show their Mettle at Middletown". The Boston Globe. October 21, 1888. p. 2 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  7. ^ "Foot Ball in the Mud: Harvard Varsity Eleven Defeats Williams, 14 to 6". The Boston Globe. October 25, 1888. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  8. ^ "Harvard at Andover: Varsity Eleven Defeats Phillips by 66 to 0". The Boston Globe. October 26, 1888. p. 11 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  9. ^ "Harvard, 68; Worcester Tech, 0". The Boston Globe. October 28, 1888. p. 6 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  10. ^ "Victory for Harvard: Dartmouth Receives a Severe Drubbing on Holmes Field". The Boston Globe. October 31, 1888. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  11. ^ "Hot Foot Ball Work: Harvards Shut Out the "Techs" by a Score of 42 to 0". The Boston Globe. November 1, 1888. p. 10 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  12. ^ "Big Score by Harvard: Amherst Defeated to the Tune of 102 to 0". The Boston Globe. November 4, 1888. p. 2 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  13. ^ "Football in Mud". The Boston Globe. November 11, 1888. p. 4 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  14. ^ "Triumphant Princeton". New York Daily Tribune. November 18, 1888. p. 2. 
  15. ^ "'Rah! 'Rah! 'Rah!Siss-s-s-s Boom Ah! Princeton". The Boston Daily Globe. November 18, 1888. p. 4 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  16. ^ "Harvard Wins At Foot-Ball". The Times (Philadelphia). November 20, 1888. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. 
  17. ^ "Crimson Wins: "Unies" Knocked Out at Philadelphia". The Boston Globe. November 20, 1888. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE.