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1878 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1878 record 1–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Livingston Cushing
Seasons
« 1877 1879 »
1878 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         6 0 0
Yale         4 1 1
Columbia         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 1 2
Harvard         1 2 0
Penn         1 2 1
Rutgers         1 2 1
Amherst         1 3 0
Brown         0 1 0
Swarthmore         0 1 0

The 1878 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1878 college football season. They finished with a 1–2 record.[1][2] The team captain, for the second consecutive year, was Livingston Cushing.[1]

On November 9, 1878, Harvard opened its football season with a victory over Amherst at Boston's South End Grounds. Harvard scored three goals and three touchdowns and held Amherst scoreless.[3]

On November 16, Harvard lost to Princeton in a game played before approximately 1,000 spectators at the Boston Baseball Grounds. The New York Herald called it "a magnificent contest."[4]

One week later, on November 23, Harvard lost to Yale before 700 spectators at the Boston Baseball Grounds. Yale won on a kick for goal.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
November 9at AmherstAmherst, MAW 3–0
November 16PrincetonBoston, MA (rivalry)L 0–1
November 23YaleL 0–1

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