2017 Harvard Crimson football team

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2017 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Conference Ivy League
2017 record 5–5 (3–4 Ivy)
Head coach Tim Murphy (24th season)
Offensive coordinator Joel Lamb
Defensive coordinator Scott Larkee
Home stadium Harvard Stadium
(Capacity: 30,323)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 24 Yale $   6 1         9 1  
Columbia   5 2         8 2  
Dartmouth   5 2         8 2  
Penn   4 3         6 4  
Harvard   3 4         5 5  
Cornell   3 4         3 7  
Princeton   2 5         5 5  
Brown   0 7         2 8  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • The Ivy League does not participate in the FCS Playoffs.
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2017 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University during the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 24th year head coach Tim Murphy and played their home games at Harvard Stadium. They were a member of the Ivy League. They finished the season 5–5 overall and 3–4 in Ivy League play, to place in tie for fifth.

Schedule[edit]

The 2017 schedule consisted of five home games and five away games. The Crimson hosted Ivy League foes Brown, Princeton, Dartmouth, and Penn, and traveled to Cornell, Columbia, and Yale for the 134th edition of The Game.

Harvard's non-conference opponents were Rhode Island of the Colonial Athletic Association, and Georgetown and Lafayette of the Patriot League.[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 161:00 p.m.at Rhode Island*L 10–173,812
September 2312:00 p.m.BrownNESN+W 45–2810,651
September 302:00 p.m.at Georgetown*STADIUMW 41–23,256
October 71:30 p.m.at CornellELVNL 14–177,313
October 1412:00 p.m.Lafayette*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Allston, MA
NESNW 38–1010,025
October 207:30 p.m.Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Allston, MA (rivalry)
NBCSNL 17–5210,114
October 2812:00 p.m.Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Allston, MA (rivalry)
NESNW 25–2211,143
November 41:00 p.m.at ColumbiaELVNW 21–147,011
November 1112:00 p.m.Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Allston, MA (rivalry)
NESN+L 6–2310,122
November 1812:30 p.m.at YaleCNBCL 3–2451,426

Game summaries[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2016 Harvard, 51–21
Harvard vs. Rhode Island – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Harvard 3 7 0010
Rhode Island 0 17 0017

at Meade StadiumKingston, RI

  • Date: September 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C); nice, breezy
  • Game attendance: 3,812
  • Referee: M. Sechrist
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Brown[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
84–30–2 2016 Harvard, 32–22
Brown vs. Harvard – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Brown 2 0 02628
Harvard 14 7 17745

at Harvard StadiumAllston, MA

  • Date: September 23
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C); partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 10,651
  • Referee: C. Jebran
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Georgetown[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2016 Harvard, 31–17
Harvard vs. Georgetown – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Harvard 14 17 3741
Georgetown 0 2 002

at Cooper FieldWashington, D.C.

  • Date: September 16
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C); partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 3,256
  • Referee: M. Overton
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Cornell[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
47–32–2 2016 Harvard, 29–13
Harvard vs. Cornell – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Harvard 7 7 0014
Cornell 0 7 7317

at Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C); partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 7,313
  • Referee: J. Gansiejewski
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
  • HAR – L. Northington, 1 yard run, Jake McIntyre XP good, 5:50 (HAR 7–0)
Second quarter
  • HAR – Jake Barann, 36 yard pass from Jake Smith, McIntyre XP good, 9:43 (HAR 14–0)
  • COR – Jake Jatis, 2 yard run, Zach Mays XP good, 3:02 (HAR 14–7)
Third quarter
  • COR – Jatis, 2 yard run, Mays XP good, 5:45 (TIE 14–14)
Fourth quarter
  • COR – Mays, 27 yard field goal, 9:58 (COR 17–14)

Lafayette[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–3 2015 Harvard, 42–0
Lafayette vs. Harvard – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lafayette 7 0 3010
Harvard 14 7 10738

at Harvard StadiumAllston, MA

  • Date: October 14
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C); cloudy
  • Game attendance: 10,025
  • Referee: T. Kichline
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Princeton[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
48–54–7 2016 Harvard, 23–20 (OT)
Princeton vs. Harvard – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Princeton 10 21 14752
Harvard 0 10 0717

at Harvard StadiumAllston, MA

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C); warm, breezy
  • Game attendance: 10,114
  • Referee: M. Sechrist
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Dartmouth[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
70–45–5 2016 Harvard, 23–21
Dartmouth vs. Harvard – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dartmouth 7 7 0822
Harvard 0 6 61325

at Harvard StadiumAllston, MA

  • Date: October 28
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C); cloudy
  • Game attendance: 11,143
  • Referee: H. Wimberg
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Columbia[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
60–14–1 2016 Harvard, 28–21
Harvard vs. Columbia – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Harvard 0 14 7021
Columbia 7 0 0714

at Wien StadiumNew York, NY

  • Date: November 4
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C); mix of clouds and sun
  • Game attendance: 7,011
  • Referee: K. Hudson
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Penn[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
48–37–2 2016 Penn, 27–14
Penn vs. Harvard – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Penn 7 3 10323
Harvard 0 3 306

at Harvard StadiumAllston, NY

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 38 °F (3 °C); sunny, breezy
  • Game attendance: 10,122
  • Referee: W. Boyd
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

Yale ("The Game")[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
59–66–8 2016 Yale, 21–14
Harvard vs. Yale – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Harvard 3 0 003
Yale 0 17 0724

at Yale BowlNew Haven, CT

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C); cloudy
  • Game attendance: 51,426
  • Referee: H. Johns
  • Box Score
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Harvard Football Schedule". Harvard University Athletics. Retrieved 13 March 2017.