|1879 Harvard Crimson football|
|Head coach||No coach|
|1879 college football records|
|*† Result of Swarthmore's lone game is unknown |
On November 8, Harvard and Yale played to a scoreless tie before a crowd of between 1,500 and 2,000 spectators at Hamilton Park in New Haven. Yale captain Walter Camp drop-kicked the ball through the uprights, but the goal was disallowed when the referee ruled the ball had touched a Harvard player.
On November 15, Harvard lost to Princeton before a crowd of 3,000 persons at St. George's Cricket Ground in Hoboken. Princeton scored one goal, and Harvard scored none.
|October 25||Britannia FBC||Cambridge, MA||W 2–0|
|November 1||at Britannia FBC||Montreal, QC||W 1–0|
|November 3||at McGill||Montreal, QC||T 0–0|
|November 8||at Yale||New Haven, CT (Rivalry)||T 0–0|
|November 15||vs. Princeton||L 0–1||3,000|
- ↑ "1879 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1879-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/fball/history/Media_Center_Football_Yearly_Results. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- ↑ "Football: Annual Match Between the Teams of Yale and Harvard". New York Daily Herald: p. 8. November 9, 1879. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15322048/football_annual_match_between_the/.
- ↑ "Collegians As Kickers: Princeton and Harvard Competing at Foot-Ball". The New York Times: p. 5. November 16, 1879. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15322578/collegians_as_kickers/.