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1884 Harvard Crimson football
Conference Independent
1884 record 7–4
Head coach No coach
Seasons
« 1883 1885 »
1884 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         9 0 1
Yale         8 0 1
Michigan         2 0 0
Williams         2 0 0
Navy         1 0 0
Wabash         1 0 0
Penn         5 1 1
Fordham         5 1 0
Harvard         7 4 0
Butler         1 1 0
Columbia         1 1 0
Rutgers         3 4 0
Stevens Tech         4 5 0
Wesleyan         3 5 0
Dartmouth         1 2 1
Massachusetts         1 2 0
Lafayette         2 5 0
Tufts         0 1 1
Albion         0 1 0
CCNY         0 1 0
DePauw         0 1 0
Johns Hopkins         0 2 0
Amherst         0 3 0
Lehigh         0 4 0

The 1884 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1884 college football season. They finished with a 7–4 record.[1][2]

On November 15, Harvard lost to Princeton by a 36–6 score before 3,000 spectators at Jarvis Field in Cambridge.[3]

On November 22, Harvard lost to Yale by a 51–0 score before 2,400 spectators at the new athletic grounds in New Haven. The game was played in two halves of 45 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 11 MIT
W 47–5 [5]
October 22 Penn
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts (rivalry)
L 0–4300-400[6]
October 25at MIT
W 42–0200[7]
October 31 Trinity
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 67–0 [8]
November 1at [[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]L 0–16500[9]
November 6 Williams
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 23–0400[10]
November 8at OttawaW 20–6 [11]
November 10at Dartmouth Hanover, NH (rivalry)W 29–0 [12]
November 12 Tufts
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 51–0200-300[13]
November 15 Princeton
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts (rivalry)
L 6–362,000-3,000[14][15]
November 22at Yale L 0–522,400-2,500[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1884 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1884-schedule.html. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. "Harvard Football Yearly Records". GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/fball/history/Media_Center_Football_Yearly_Results. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  3. "Princeton's Eleven Wins". The New York Times: p. 7. November 16, 1884. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15025881/princetons_eleven_wins/.
  4. "The Harvards Badly Beaten". The New York Times: p. 2. November 23, 1884. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15324377/the_harvards_badly_beaten/.
  5. "Tackling and Checking: Harvard Beats Technology at Foot Ball by a Score of 47 Points to 5". The Boston Globe: p. 2. October 12, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-12-1884-p-2/.
  6. "Harvard Beaten: The University of Pennsylvania Eleven Inflicts the First Defeat of the Season". The Boston Globe: p. 13. October 23, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-23-1884-p-13/.
  7. "Harvard Foot Ball Men Win: The Technology Eleven Easily Defeated on the Union Grounds". The Boston Globe: p. 6. October 26, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-26-1884-p-6/.
  8. "Goals and Touchdowns Scored with Ease by Harvard Against Trinity". The Boston Globe: p. 13. November 1, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-nov-01-1884-p-13/.
  9. "Football - Wesleyans, 16; Harvards, 0". The Boston Globe: p. 6. November 2, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-nov-02-1884-p-6/.
  10. "Practicing With Williams: Harvard Wins at Foot Ball by a Score of 23 to Nothing". The Boston Globe: p. 5. November 7, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-nov-07-1884-p-5/.
  11. "Harvard Wins in Canada". The Sun (New York): p. 3. November 14, 1884. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16390710/harvard_wins_in_canada/.
  12. "Harvard Blanks Dartmouth at Foot Ball". Boston Daily Globe: p. 5. November 11, 1884.
  13. "By a Large Majority Harvard Foot Ball Players Beat Tuftonians". The Boston Globe: p. 11. November 13, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-nov-13-1884-p-11/.
  14. "The Season of Slogging Well Begun With Princton's Victory at Harvard". The Boston Glove: p. 3. November 16, 1884. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-nov-16-1884-p-3/.(attendance reported as 2,000)
  15. "Princeton's Eleven Wins". The New York Times: p. 7. November 16, 1884. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15025881/princetons_eleven_wins/.(attendance reported as 3,000)
  16. "The Harvards Badly Beaten: The Yale Football Team Whip Them by a Score of 52 to 0". The New York Times: p. 2. November 23, 1884. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15324377/the_harvards_badly_beaten/.(attendance 2,400)
  17. "Fifty-Two To Nothing Tells The Story of Harvard's Defeat at New Haven". The Boston Globe: p. 1. November 23, 1884.(attendance 2,500)
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