1894 Harvard Crimson football team

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1894 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Conference Independent
1894 record 11–2
Head coach William A. Brooks (1st season)
Home stadium Soldiers' Field
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1894 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         16 0 0
Penn         12 0 0
Western Reserve         7 0 0
USC         1 0 0
Michigan         9 1 1
Vanderbilt         7 1 0
Harvard         11 2 0
Georgia         5 1 0
Princeton         8 2 0
Virginia         8 2 0
Chicago         14 7 1
Brown         10 5 0
Notre Dame         3 1 1
Alabama         3 1 0
Minnesota         3 1 0
Wisconsin         5 2 0
Beloit         6 3 0
North Carolina         6 3 0
Stanford         6 3 0
LSU         2 1 0
Oregon Agricultural         2 1 0
Cornell         6 4 1
Army         3 2 0
Amherst         7 5 0
Illinois         4 3 0
Trinity (CT)         4 3 0
Tufts         6 5 0
Washington Agricultural         1 1 0
Washington         1 1 1
California         0 1 2
Oregon         1 2 1
Utah         1 2 0
Lake Forest         3 4 0
Sewanee         3 4 0
Lafayette         5 6 0
Lehigh         5 9 0
Auburn         1 3 0
Williams         1 3 0
MIT         1 4 0
Northwestern         1 5 0
Georgia Tech         0 3 0
Wesleyan         0 5 0

The 1894 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1894 college football season. The team finished with an 11–2 record under first-year head coach William A. Brooks. The team won its first 11 games by a combined total of 326 to 16, but lost the final two games to Yale (4–12) and Penn (4–18).[1][2]

Harvard tackle Bert Waters was a consensus first-team All-American.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 29 Dartmouth (rivalry)
W 22–0 2,000 [3]
October 3 Phillips Exeter
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 48–0 500 [4][5]
October 6 Andover
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 46–0 1,200 [6]
October 11 Brown
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 18–4 2,000 [7][8]
October 13 Orange Athletic Club
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 14–0 300 [9][10]
October 17 Amherst
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 30–0 1,500 [11][12]
October 21 Williams
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 32–0 3,500 [13][14]
October 27 vs. Cornell
W 22–12 8,000 [15][16]
November 1 Boston Athletic Association
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 40–0 2,000 [17][18]
November 10 Chicago Athletic Association
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 36–0 3,500 [19]
November 15 Brown
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 18–0 5,000 [20]
November 24 vs. Yale (rivalry)
L 4–12 23,000 [21]
November 29 at Penn L 4–18 23,000 [22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1894 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 On: Harvard Kickers Open the Season; Beat Dartmouth, 22-0". The Boston Globe. September 30, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  4. ^ "Day of Trials: Harvard Kept Changing Line With Exeter". The Boston Globe. October 4, 1894. p. 2 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (Soldiers' Field)
  5. ^ "Harvard Beat Exeter". Boston Post. October 4, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance 500)
  6. ^ "On the Grid: Harvard Beat Andover in a Good Game, 46-0". Boston Post. October 7, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE.com. 
  7. ^ "Brown Did It: Harvard's Clean Record Has Its Blot; Crimson, 18; Brown, 4". The Boston Globe. October 12, 1894. pp. 1, 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance 2,000)
  8. ^ "Brown Scores: Hopkins Gets Clear of the Harvard Men". The Boston Globe. October 12, 1894. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  9. ^ "Wade to Goal: Harvard Beat Orange A. C. in the Rain, 14-0". Boston Post. October 14, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance 300)
  10. ^ "All Amphibious: Harvard's Football Men Swim in Mud; Strong Orange A.C. Club Is Beaten, 14 to 0". The Boston Globe. October 14, 1894. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  11. ^ "Harvard Men Play Poorly Against Amherst". Boston Globe. October 18, 1894. pp. 1, 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance 1,500)
  12. ^ "Round the End: Amherst Makes Gains, but Fails to Score". The Boston Globe. October 18, 1894. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (Soldiers' Field)
  13. ^ "Williams, 0: Harvard Did What Yale Couldn't Do". Boston Post. October 22, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance 3,500)
  14. ^ "Not Very Hard: Harvard Ran Away From Williams Men". The Boston Globe. October 22, 1894. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (Soldiers' Field)
  15. ^ "It Was Work: Cornell Put 12 Against Harvard's 22". Boston Globe. October 28, 1894. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  16. ^ "Blocked Punts Enabled Cornell to Score Against Harvard: Men From Ithaca Put Up a Very Foxy Game". The Boston Globe. October 28, 1894. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  17. ^ "Rather Easy: B.A.A. Men Not a Match for Harvard". Boston Post. November 2, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  18. ^ "Score Was 40-0: Harvard Too Strong for B.A.A. Eleven". The Boston Globe. November 2, 1894. p. 7 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  19. ^ ""Chicagoed": C.A.A. Team No Match for Harvard; Defeated 36 to 0". Boston Post. November 11, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. (attendance 3,500)
  20. ^ "Outdid Yale: Harvard Defeated the Brown Boys, 18-0". Boston Post. November 16, 1894. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  21. ^ "Yale 12, Harvard 4". The Boston Globe. November 25, 1894. pp. 1, 2, 4 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  22. ^ "Penn's Glorious Finish: Harvard's Football Hope Crushed Out, 18 to 4". Boston Post. November 30, 1894. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE.