1898 Harvard Crimson football team

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1898 Harvard Crimson football
National champion (Billingsley, Helms, Houlgate, NCF)
Conference Independent
1898 record 11–0
Head coach William Cameron Forbes (2nd season)
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The 1898 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1898 college football season. The team finished with an 11–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation. Princeton, which finished the 1898 season 11–0–1, was named champion by one selector, Parke H. Davis.[1] The Harvard team outscored their opponents 257 to 19 during the season.[2]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 Dartmouth Cambridge, MA W 21–0  
October 1 Williams Cambridge, MA W 11–0  
October 5 Bowdoin Cambridge, MA W 28–6  
October 12 Amherst Cambridge, MA W 53–2  
October 15 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY W 28–0  
October 19 Newton AC Cambridge, MA W 22–0  
October 22 Chicago AA Cambridge, MA W 39–0  
October 29 Carlisle Cambridge, MA W 11–5  
November 5 Penn Cambridge, MA (Rivalry) W 10–0  
November 12 Brown Cambridge, MA W 17–6  
November 19 at Yale Yale FieldNew Haven, CT (Rivalry) W 17–0  


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1898 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.