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1879 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1879 record 2–1–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Robert Bacon
Seasons
« 1878 1880 »
1879 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         4 0 1
Yale         3 0 2
Massachusetts         1 0 0
Michigan         1 0 1
Harvard         2 1 2
Penn         2 2 0
Amherst         1 1 0
Navy         0 0 1
McGill         0 0 1
Toronto         0 0 1
Stevens Tech         1 2 5
Rutgers         1 2 3
PA Military         0 1 1
Racine         0 1 0
Columbia         0 3 2
Swarthmore         0 0 0
*† Result of Swarthmore's lone game is unknown

The 1879 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1879 college football season. They finished with a 2–1–2 record.[1][2] The team captain was Robert Bacon.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 25Britannia FBCCambridge, MAW 2–0
November 1at Britannia FBCMontreal, QCW 1–0
November 3at McGillMontreal, QCT 0–0
November 8at YaleNew Haven, CT (Rivalry)T 0–0
November 15vs. Princeton
L 0–13,000

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