1902 Harvard Crimson football team

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1902 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Conference Independent
1902 record 11–1
Head coach John Wells Farley (1st season)
Seasons
← 1901
1903 →
1902 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska         9 0 0
California         8 0 0
Harvard         11 1 0
Virginia         8 1 1
South Carolina         6 1 0
Stanford         6 1 0
Washington         5 1 0
Army         6 1 1
North Carolina         5 1 3
Dartmouth         6 2 1
Notre Dame         6 2 1
Utah         5 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         4 1 1
Penn State         7 3 0
Villanova         4 3 0
Oregon         3 1 3
Western U. of Penn.         5 6 1
Washington Agricultural         2 3 0
USC         2 3 0
Montana         0 2 0
Maryland         3 5 2
Navy         2 7 1

The 1902 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1902 college football season. The Crimson finished with an 11–1 record under first-year head coach John Wells Farley, the 1902 team won its first eleven games by a combined 184–23 score. It then closed the season with a 23–0 loss against rival Yale.[1][2] Walter Camp selected two Harvard players as first-team selections to his 1902 College Football All-America Team. They were end Edward Bowditch and fullback Thomas Graydon.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 27 Williams
W 11–0 1,500 [4]
October 1 Bowdoin
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 17–6 500 [5]
October 4 Bates
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 23–0 4,500–5,000 [6]
October 8 Amherst
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 6–0 4,000 [7]
October 11 Maine
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 22–0 > 5,000 [8]
October 15 Wesleyan
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 35–5 5,000 [9]
October 18 at Army W 14–6 [10]
October 25 Brown
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 6–0 >20,000 [11]
November 1 Carlisle
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 23–0 16,000 [12]
November 8 Penn
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 11–0 > 16,000 [13]
November 15 Dartmouth (rivalry)
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 16–6 10,000 [14]
November 22 at Yale L 0–23 30,000 [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1902 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. ^ Michael MacCambridge, Dan Jenkins (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of College Football from 1869 to the Present. p. 1145. 
  4. ^ "Only 11 Points: Harvard Plays Poorly Against Williams Team". The Boston Globe. September 28, 1902. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  5. ^ "Small Colleges Score on Harvard and Yale". Boston Post. October 2, 1902. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  6. ^ "Harvard Defeats Bates 23 to 0". The Boston Globe. October 5, 1902. p. 10 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  7. ^ "Harvard Barely Beats Amherst". The Boston Globe. October 9, 1902. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  8. ^ "With Many Subs Harvard Defeats University of Maine 22 to 0". The Boston Globe. October 12, 1902. p. 9 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  9. ^ "Harvard Varsity Overwhelms Wesleyan in the First Half". The Boston Globe. October 16, 1902. p. 3 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  10. ^ "Harvard Beat Cadets". The Boston Globe. October 19, 1902. p. 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  11. ^ "Harvard 6, Brown 0: Providence Gives Players Crimson a Bad Scare". Boston Post. October 26, 1902. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  12. ^ "Harvard 23, Carlisle 0: Unusually Spectacular Football on Soldiers Field". The Boston Globe. November 2, 1902. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  13. ^ "Penn Puts Up a Plucky Fight: Harvard Wins, But Only by a Score of 11 to 0". The Boston Globe. November 9, 1902. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  14. ^ "Dartmouth Scares Harvard". The Boston Globe. November 16, 1902. pp. 1, 5 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  15. ^ "Yale 23, Harvard 0: Crimson Outclassed at Every Stage; 30,000 Saw Game". Boston Post. November 23, 1902. p. 1 – via NewspaperARCHIVE.