|1880 Harvard Crimson football|
|Head coach||No coach|
|Captain||William H. Manning|
|1880 college football records|
Also at the Polo Grounds one week later, Harvard lost to Princeton with between 3,000 and 4,000 in attendance. Princeton scored two goals and held Harvard to one goal. Princeton also had five touchdowns for safety to two for Harvard. The Sun of New York reported that the game, played under the new 1880 rules of the Intercollegiate Football Association, was football in name only, but "in reality a series of wrestling encounters for possession of a large leather globe."
|October 23||Britannia FBC||Cambridge, MA||T 0–0|
|November 1||at Ottawa City||Ottawa, ON||W 2–1|
|November 2||at Montreal FBC||Montreal, QC||T 0–0|
|November 6||at Columbia||W 3–0|
|November 13||vs. Princeton||L 1–2|
|November 20||Yale||Boston, MA (Rivalry)||L 0–1|
- "1880 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1880-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
- "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/fball/history/Media_Center_Football_Yearly_Results. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- "The Football Championship: Harvard Defeats Columbia at the Polo Grounds in the First Game of the Series". The Sun: p. 7. November 7, 1880. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15323965/the_football_championship_harvard/.
- "Victory for the Princetons: The Harvard Football Team Vanquished on the Polo Grounds Yesterday". The Sun: p. 5. November 14, 1880. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15324068/victory_for_the_princetons_the_harvard/.
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