1890 Harvard Crimson football team

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1890 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson football team (1890).jpg
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1890 record 11–0
Head coach George A. Stewart &
George C. Adams (1st season)
Captain Arthur Cumnock
Seasons
← 1889
1891 →
1890 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         11 0 0
Yale         13 1 0
California         4 0 0
Virginia         5 2 0
Cornell         8 4 0
Michigan         4 1 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
Washington         0 0 1
Columbia         1 5 1
Colorado         0 4 0

The 1890 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1890 college football season. The team finished with an 11–0 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] They outscored their opponents 555 to 12, and in eight of their games they scored at least 41 points.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 4 Phillips Exeter Academy Cambridge, MA W 41–0  
October 8 Dartmouth Cambridge, MA (Rivalry) W 43–0  
October 11 Amherst Cambridge, MA W 74–6  
October 13 Williams Cambridge, MA W 38–0  
October 18 Dartmouth Cambridge, MA W 64–0  
October 22 Bowdoin Cambridge, MA W 54–0  
October 25 Wesleyan Cambridge, MA W 55–0  
November 1 Cornell Cambridge, MA W 77–0  
November 8 Orange AC Cambridge, MA W 33–0  
November 15 at Amherst Amherst, MA W 64–0  
November 22 vs. Yale Springfield, MA (Rivalry) W 12–6  

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1890 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.