1896 Harvard Crimson football team

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1896 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Conference Independent
1896 record 7–4
Head coach Bert Waters (1st season)
Captain Edgar Wrightington
Home stadium Soldiers' Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →

The 1896 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1896 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 7–4 record under first-year head coach Bert Waters. The team won its first six games, but lost four of the final five games, including losses to rivals Princeton and Penn.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26 Williams
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 6–0
October 3 Trinity
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 34–0
October 7 Newton A.C.
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 18–0
October 10 Wesleyan
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 28–0
October 17 Brown
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 12–0
October 24at CornellW 13–4
October 28vs. Harvard alumni
L 5–8
October 31 Carlisle
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 4–0
November 7 Princeton
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
L 0–12
November 14 Boston Athletic
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
L 6–8
November 21at PennL 6–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896 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.