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1888 Harvard Crimson football
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Conference Independent
1888 record 12–1
Head coach No coach
Seasons
« 1887 1889 »
1888 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
Harvard         12 1 0
Princeton         11 1 0
California         6 1 0
Cornell         4 2 0
Georgetown         4 2 0
Michigan         2 1 0
Northwestern         2 1 0
Trinity         2 1 0
Virginia         2 1 0
Wake Forest         2 1 0
Lake Forest         2 2 0
Minnesota         1 1 0
Indiana         0 0 1
Miami (OH)         0 0 1
Massachusetts         2 4 0
Richmond         1 2 0
North Carolina         1 3 0
Navy         1 4 0
WPI         1 4 0
Rutgers         1 7 1
Penn State         0 2 1

The 1888 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1888 college football season. They finished with a 12–1 record. The team outscored its opponents 626–32, including a 102–0 victory over Amherst College on November 3, 1888. The Crimson suffered it sole loss to the Princeton Tigers football team, losing by an 18–6 score on November 17, 1888. Two days later, Harvard defeated the Penn Quakers football team by a 50–0 score.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 6at WPI Worcester, MAW 70–04,000[3]
October 13 MIT
W 18–0 [4]
October 17at Phillips Exeter Exeter, NHW 39–6 [5]
October 20at Wesleyan Middletown, CTW 34–0 [6]
October 24at Williams Williamstown, MAW 14–6 [7]
October 25at Andover Andover, MAW 66–0 [8]
October 27 WPI
  • Holmes Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 68–0 [9]
October 30 Dartmouth
  • Holmes Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts (rivalry)
W 74–0 [10]
October 31 MIT
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 42–0 [11]
November 3 Amherst Cambridge, MassachusettsW 102–0 [12]
November 10 Wesleyan
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
W 50–2 [13]
November 17at Princeton Princeton, NJ (rivalry)L 6–18 [14][15]
November 19at Penn Philadelphia (rivalry)W 50–0 [16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1888 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1888-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. "Touchdowns at Worcester: Sam Winslow Referees, and Harvard Wins from "Tech"". The Boston Globe: p. 2. October 7, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-07-1888-p-2/.
  4. "Harvard Wins: The Crimson Eleven Makes a Great Brace for Victory". The Boston Globe: p. 2. October 14, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-14-1888-p-2/.
  5. "Scored Against Harvard: Phillips Exeter Team Beaten by Varsity Boys, 39 to 6". The Boston Globe: p. 5. October 18, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-18-1888-p-5/.
  6. "Harvard, 34; Wesleyan, 0: Cambridge Kickers Show their Mettle at Middletown". The Boston Globe: p. 2. October 21, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-21-1888-p-2/.
  7. "Foot Ball in the Mud: Harvard Varsity Eleven Defeats Williams, 14 to 6". The Boston Globe: p. 5. October 25, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-25-1888-p-5/.
  8. "Harvard at Andover: Varsity Eleven Defeats Phillips by 66 to 0". The Boston Globe: p. 11. October 26, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-26-1888-p-11/.
  9. "Harvard, 68; Worcester Tech, 0". The Boston Globe: p. 6. October 28, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-28-1888-p-6/.
  10. "Victory for Harvard: Dartmouth Receives a Severe Drubbing on Holmes Field". The Boston Globe: p. 5. October 31, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-31-1888-p-5/.
  11. "Hot Foot Ball Work: Harvards Shut Out the "Techs" by a Score of 42 to 0". The Boston Globe: p. 10. November 1, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-nov-01-1888-p-10/.
  12. "Big Score by Harvard: Amherst Defeated to the Tune of 102 to 0". The Boston Globe: p. 2. November 4, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-nov-04-1888-p-2/.
  13. "Football in Mud". The Boston Globe: p. 4. November 11, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-nov-11-1888-p-4/.
  14. "Triumphant Princeton". New York Daily Tribune: p. 2. November 18, 1888. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15026089/triumphant_princeton/.
  15. "'Rah! 'Rah! 'Rah!Siss-s-s-s Boom Ah! Princeton". The Boston Daily Globe: p. 4. November 18, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-nov-18-1888-p-4/.
  16. "Harvard Wins At Foot-Ball". The Times (Philadelphia): p. 4. November 20, 1888. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15324837/harvard_wins_at_football/.
  17. "Crimson Wins: "Unies" Knocked Out at Philadelphia". The Boston Globe: p. 5. November 20, 1888. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-nov-20-1888-p-5/.
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