1917 Harvard Crimson football team

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1917 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Conference Independent
1917 record 3–1–3
Head coach Wingate Rollins (1st season)
Home stadium Harvard Stadium
Seasons
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The 1917 Harvard Crimson football team, also known as the Harvard Informals,[1] represented Harvard University in the 1917 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 3–1–3 record under first-year head coach Wingate Rollins.[2] Walter Camp did not select any Harvard players as first-team members of his 1917 College Football All-America Team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
October 6 at Dean Academy W 27–0 [1]
October 13 Bumpkin Island Naval Reserve
W 35–0 4,000 [4]
October 20 1st Maine Heavy Artillery
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 13–0 [5]
October 27 at Depot Brigade T 0–0 [6]
November 3 Portland Naval Reserve
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
T 0–0 20,000 [7]
November 10 Camp Devens
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
T 0–0 400 [8]
November 17 at Cupid Black's 2d District Naval Reserve L 0–14 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harvard Informals Shut Out Dean, 27-0: Schoolboys Unable to Smother the Line Play of Collegians". The Boston Globe. October 7, 1917. p. 15 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  2. ^ "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Championship Teams Picked for Season". Fort Wayne Sentinel. November 29, 1919. 
  4. ^ "Crimson Tears Big Holes In Naval Reserves' Lines, Winning by 35 to 0". The Boston Globe. October 14, 1917. p. 10 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  5. ^ "Harvard Wins in Stadium, 13-0: Beats 1st Maine Heavies in Football Battle". The Boston Globe. October 21, 1917. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "Depot Brigade Holds Harvard To 0-0 Score". THe Boston Globe. October 28, 1917. p. 16 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  7. ^ "Scoreless Tie at Soldiers Field". The Boston Globe. November 4, 1917. p. 15 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  8. ^ "Harvard, Within Scoring Distance, Misses Chances". The Boston Globe. November 11, 1917. p. 11 – via NewspaperARCHIVE. 
  9. ^ "Harvard Informals Beaten at Newport". The Boston Globe. November 18, 1917. p. 16 – via NewspaperARCHIVE.