1889 Harvard Crimson football team

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1889 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Conference Independent
1889 record 9–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Arthur Cumnock
Seasons
← 1888
1890 →
1889 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         10 0 0
Yale         15 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Virginia         4 2 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
North Carolina         1 1 0
Washington         0 1 0
Michigan         1 2 0
Columbia         2 7 2

The 1889 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1889 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 9–2 record, the team won its first ten games by a combined score of 404–6, but lost its last two games against Princeton and Yale, giving up 41 points against Princeton.[1][2]

Three Harvard players were selected as first-team players on the 1889 College Football All-America Team: end and team Arthur Cumnock, halfback James P. Lee, and guard John Cranston.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
October 2 Phillips Exeter W 28–0 [4]
October 5 Stevens
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 28–4 [5]
October 12 Dartmouth (rivalry)
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 38–0 [6]
October 16 MIT
  • Cambridge, MA
W 62–0
October 19 Williams
  • Cambridge, MA
W 41–0
October 23 Andover
  • Cambridge, MA
W 41–0
October 26 Wesleyan
  • Cambridge, MA
W 64–0
November 2 Penn
  • Cambridge, MA
W 35–0 [7]
November 9 vs. Wesleyan W 67–2 [8]
November 16 Princeton (rivalry)
  • Cambridge, MA
L 15–41 [9]
November 23 vs. Yale (rivalry)
L 0–6 15,000 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1889 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. ^ "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. Retrieved October 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Football at Harvard: First Game of the Season -- Exeter Defeated". The Boston Globe. October 3, 1889. p. 8 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  5. ^ "Touchdown for Stevens: Harvard Fails to Shut Out Light Men". The Boston Globe. October 6, 1889 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  6. ^ "Harvard's Goal: Dartmouth Eleven Easily Defeated -- Score 38 to 0". The Boston Globe. October 13, 1889. p. 2 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  7. ^ "Harvard Beats Pennsylvania". The New York Times. November 3, 1889. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Harvard Defeats Wesleyan". The New York Times. November 10, 1889. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ "Harvard Went To Pieces". The New York Times. November 17, 1889. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  10. ^ "Yale Wins From Harvard". The New York Times. November 24, 1889. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.