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1891 Harvard Crimson football
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Conference Independent
1891 record 13–1
Head coach George A. Stewart &
George C. Adams (2nd year)
Captain Bernard Trafford
Seasons
« 1890 1892 »
1891 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         13 0 0
Harvard         13 1 0
Princeton         12 1 0
Trinity         3 0 0
Wake Forest         1 0 0
Penn         11 2 0
Illinois         5 1 0
Colgate         4 1 0
Army         4 1 1
Stanford         3 1 0
Vanderbilt         3 1 0
Wisconsin         3 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Cornell         7 3 0
Rutgers         8 6 0
Geneva         4 2 0
Washington & Jefferson         4 2 0
Virginia         2 1 2
Delaware         5 3 1
Dartmouth         2 2 1
Georgetown         2 2 0
Washington         1 1 0
Doane         1 2 0
Sewanee         1 2 0
USC         1 2 0
Michigan         4 5 0
Ohio State         2 3 0
Colorado         1 4 0
Columbia         1 5 0
Indiana         1 5 0
California         0 1 0
Central         0 1 0
Furman         0 1 0
West Virginia         0 1 0
North Carolina         0 2 0

The 1891 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1891 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 13–1 record. The team won its first 13 games by a combined score of 588–16, but lost its final game against Yale by a 10–0 score.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3 Dartmouth Cambridge, MA (rivalry)W 16–0 [3]
October 7 Exeter Cambridge, MAW 17–0 [4]
October 10 Amherst Cambridge, MAW 18–0 [5]
October 14 MIT Cambridge, MAW 26–0 [6]
October 17 Williams Cambridge, MAW 26–0 [7]
October 21at Andover Andover, MAW 76–0 [8]
October 24 Amherst Cambridge, MAW 39–0 [9]
October 28 Bowdoin Cambridge, MAW 79–0 [10]
October 31 [[{{{school}}}|Springfield YMCA]] Cambridge, MAW 34–0 [11]
November 3 Wesleyan Cambridge, MAW 124–0 [12]
November 7 Springfeld YMCA Cambridge, MAW 44–4
November 11at Trinity Hartford, CTW 38–0 [13]
November 14 Boston Athletic Association Cambridge, MAW 51–12 [14]
November 21vs. Yale L 0–10 [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1891 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1891-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. "Harvard Beats Dartmouth". The Sun: p. 5. October 4, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15345251/harvard_beats_dartmouth/.
  4. "Harvard Defeats Exeter". The New York Times: p. 2. October 8, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15352029/harvard_defeats_exeter/.
  5. "Harvard Defeats Amherst". The New York Times: p. 2. October 11, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15345299/harvard_defeats_amherst/.
  6. "Harvard's Biggest Score This Season". The Sun: p. 4. October 15, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15352068/harvards_biggest_score_this_season/.
  7. "Harvard Is Piqued". The Inter Ocean: p. 3. October 18, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15345206/harvard_is_piqued/.
  8. "Harvard Defeats Andover". Chicago Tribune: p. 6. October 22, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15351999/harvard_defeats_andover/.
  9. "Harvard's Stock Rises". The New York Times: p. 2. October 25, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15345145/harvard_stock_rises/.
  10. "Bowdoin Easily Beaten". The New York Times: p. 3. October 29, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15345089/bowdoin_easily_beaten/.
  11. "Harvard Defeats Stagg's Team". New York Tribune: p. 4. November 1, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15345043/harvard_defeats_staggs_team/.
  12. "The Wesleyan Hospital: Its Inmates Matched Against Harvard With Disastrous Results". Chicago Tribune: p. 10. November 4, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15344983/the_wesleyan_hospital/.
  13. "Harvard scores 38 Points Against Trinity". The Sun: p. 4. November 12, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15344798/harvard_scores_38_points_against_trinity/.
  14. "A Hard Fought Game: Harvard Defeats The Boston Athletic Association Eleven". The New York Times: p. 3. November 15, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15344742/a_hardfought_game/.
  15. "Yale 10, Harvard 0: And The Great Match Is Over". The Evening World: p. 1. November 21, 1891. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15344666/yale_10_harvard_0/.
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