|1873 Harvard Crimson football|
|Head coach||No coach|
|Captain||Henry R. Grant|
|1873 college football records|
|Washington and Lee||–||4||–||0||–||0|
The 1873–74 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1873 college football season. The team played only two intercollegiate games, both against the team from McGill University in Cambridge, with one game ending in a Harvard victory and the other ending in a scoreless tie. The first game was played under Harvard's rules, while the second game played using McGill's rules on May 15, 1874, was the first rugby-style football game played in the United States. The team captain was Henry R. Grant.
|May 14, 1874||McGill||Cambridge, MA||W 3–0|
|May 15, 1874||McGill||T 0–0|
- ↑ "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/fball/history/Media_Center_Football_Yearly_Results. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- ↑ "No Christian End!". The Journey to Camp: The Origins of American Football to 1889. Professional Football Researchers Association. http://www.profootballresearchers.com/articles/No_Christian_End.pdf. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
- ↑ "Foot Ball". Boston Post. May 16, 1874. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2090813/boston_post/.
- ↑ "THIRTY-NINE YEARS OF FOOTBALL". Harvard Crimson. November 22, 1913. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1913/11/22/thirty-nine-years-of-football-ptodays-contest/. Retrieved 1 January 2018.