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1896 Harvard Crimson football
ConferenceIndependent
1896 record7–4
Head coachBert Waters (1st season)
CaptainEdgar Wrightington
Home stadiumSoldiers' Field
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The 1896 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1896 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 7–4 record under first-year head coach Bert Waters. The team won its first six games, but lost four of the final five games, including losses to rivals Princeton and Penn.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26 Williams
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 6–0
October 3 Trinity
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 34–0
October 7 Newton A.C.
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 18–0
October 10 Wesleyan
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 28–0
October 17 Brown
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 12–0
October 24at Cornell Ithaca, NYW 13–4
October 28vs. Harvard alumni L 5–8
October 31 Carlisle
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 4–0
November 7 Princeton
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
L 0–12
November 14 Boston Athletic
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
L 6–8
November 21at Penn PhiladelphiaL 6–8

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