1899 Harvard Crimson football team

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1899 Harvard Crimson football
National champion (Helms, Houlgate, and NCF)
Conference Independent
1899 record 10–0–1
Head coach Benjamin Dibblee (1st season)
← 1898
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The 1899 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1899 college football season. The team finished with a 10–0–1 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation. Princeton compiled a 12–1 record and was named the national champion by two other selectors.[1] They outscored their opponents 210 to 10.[2]


Date Time Opponent Site Result
September 30 Williams Cambridge, MA W 29–0  
October 4 Bowdoin Cambridge, MA W 13–0  
October 7 Wesleyan Cambridge, MA W 20–0  
October 11 Amherst Cambridge, MA W 41–0  
October 14 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY W 18–0  
October 18 Bates Cambridge, MA W 29–0  
October 21 Brown Cambridge, MA W 11–0  
October 28 Carlisle Cambridge, MA W 22–10  
November 4 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) W 16–0  
November 11 Dartmouth Cambridge, MA W 11–0  
November 18 Yale Cambridge, MA (Rivalry) T 0–0  



  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "1899 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.