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]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 16 1:00 p.m. at Rhode Island* Meade StadiumKingston, RI L 10–17   3,812
September 23 12:00 p.m. Brown Harvard StadiumAllston, MA NESN+ W 45–28   10,651
September 30 2:00 p.m. at Georgetown* RFK StadiumWashington, DC STADIUM W 41–2   3,256
October 7 1:30 p.m. at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY ELVN L 14–17   7,313
October 14 12:00 p.m. Lafayette* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA NESN W 38–10   10,025
October 20 7:30 p.m. Princeton Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA (Rivalry) NBCSN L 17–52   10,114
October 28 12:00 p.m. Dartmouth Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA (Rivalry) NESN W 25–22   11,143
November 4 1:00 p.m. at Columbia Wien StadiumNew York, NY (Rivalry) ELVN W 21–14   7,011
November 11 12:00 p.m. Penn Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA (Rivalry) NESN+ L 6–23   10,122
November 18 12:30 p.m. at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT (134th edition of The Game) CNBC L 3–24   51,426
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from STATS FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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 3 4 Total
Harvard 3 7 0 0 10
Rhode Island 0 17 0 0 17

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 3 4 Total
Brown 2 0 0 26 28
Harvard 14 7 17 7 45

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 3 4 Total
Harvard 14 17 3 7 41
Georgetown 0 2 0 0 2

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 3 4 Total
Harvard 7 7 0 0 14
Cornell 0 7 7 3 17

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 3 4 Total
Lafayette 7 0 3 0 10
Harvard 14 7 10 7 38

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 3 4 Total
Princeton 10 21 14 7 52
Harvard 0 10 0 7 17

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 3 4 Total
Dartmouth 7 7 0 8 22
Harvard 0 6 6 13 25

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 3 4 Total
Harvard 0 14 7 0 21
Columbia 7 0 0 7 14

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 3 4 Total
Penn 7 3 10 3 23
Harvard 0 3 3 0 6

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 3 4 Total
Harvard 3 0 0 0 3
Yale 0 17 0 7 24

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.