American Football Database
American Football Database
1874 Harvard Crimson football
Co-national champion (Davis)
1874 record1–1
Head coachNo coach
CaptainArthur B. Ellis
Home stadiumJarvis Field
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1874 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Yale           3 0  
Princeton           2 0  
Harvard           1 1  
Tufts           1 0  
Stevens Tech           3 1  
Rutgers           1 3  
Columbia           1 5  
NYU           0 1  
McGill           0 1  

The 1874–75 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1874 college football season. The team finished with a 1–1 record and was retroactively named co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] The team captain was Arthur B. Ellis.[2]

After the first rugby football game in the United States was played by McGill University visiting Harvard in May 1874, Harvard traveled to Montreal for another rugby style game in October. No goals were scored, the game ended in a 0–0 tie, but Harvard had scored three tries to win the game in front of 2,000 spectators.[3][4]


October 23, 1874at McGill
W 0–0 (Harvard scored 3 tries)
July 4, 1875Tufts
L 0–1