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1889 Harvard Crimson football
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Conference Independent
1889 record 9–2
Head coach No coach
Captain Arthur Cumnock
Seasons
« 1888 1890 »
1889 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         10 0 0
Yale         15 1 0
Georgetown         5 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Virginia         4 2 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
North Carolina         1 1 0
Washington         0 1 0
Michigan         1 2 0
Columbia         2 7 2

The 1889 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1889 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 9–2 record. The team won its first ten games by a combined score of 404–6, but lost its last two games against Princeton and Yale, giving up 41 points against Princeton.[1][2]

Three Harvard players were selected as first-team players on the 1889 College Football All-America Team: end and team Arthur Cumnock, halfback James P. Lee, and guard John Cranston.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2 Phillips Exeter Cambridge, MAW 28–0 [4]
October 5 [[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 28–4 [5]
October 12 Dartmouth
  • Jarvis Field
  • Cambridge, MA (rivalry)
W 38–0 [6]
October 16 MIT Cambridge, MAW 62–0
October 19 Williams Cambridge, MAW 41–0
October 23 Andover Cambridge, MAW 41–0
October 26 Wesleyan Cambridge, MAW 64–0
November 2 Penn Cambridge, MAW 35–0 [7]
November 9vs. Wesleyan Springfield, MAW 67–2 [8]
November 16 Princeton Cambridge, MA (rivalry)L 15–41 [9]
November 23vs. Yale L 0–615,000[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1889 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1889-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. "Football Award Winners". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 6. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2016/awards.pdf. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  4. "Football at Harvard: First Game of the Season -- Exeter Defeated". The Boston Globe: p. 8. October 3, 1889. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-post-oct-03-1889-p-8/.
  5. "Touchdown for Stevens: Harvard Fails to Shut Out Light Men". The Boston Globe. October 6, 1889. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-06-1889-p-2/.
  6. "Harvard's Goal: Dartmouth Eleven Easily Defeated -- Score 38 to 0". The Boston Globe: p. 2. October 13, 1889. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-13-1889-p-2/.
  7. "Harvard Beats Pennsylvania". The New York Times: p. 2. November 3, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15326076/harvard_beats_pennsylvania/.
  8. "Harvard Defeats Wesleyan". The New York Times: p. 5. November 10, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15326129/harvard_defeats_wesleyan/.
  9. "Harvard Went To Pieces". The New York Times: p. 5. November 17, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15324907/harvard_went_to_pieces/.
  10. "Yale Wins From Harvard". The New York Times: p. 1. November 24, 1889. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/16347555/yale_wins_from_harvard/.
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