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1902 Harvard Crimson football
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Conference Independent
1902 record 11–1
Head coach John Wells Farley (1st year)
Seasons
« 1901 1903 »
1902 college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska         9 0 0
California         8 0 0
Harvard         11 1 0
Virginia         8 1 1
South Carolina         6 1 0
Stanford         6 1 0
Washington         5 1 0
Army         6 1 1
Texas A&M         7 0 2
North Carolina         5 1 3
Dartmouth         6 2 1
Notre Dame         6 2 1
Utah         5 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         4 1 1
Penn State         7 3 0
Villanova         4 3 0
Oregon         3 1 3
Western U. of Penn.         5 6 1
Washington Agricultural         2 3 0
USC         2 3 0
Montana         0 2 0
Maryland         3 5 2
Navy         2 7 1

The 1902 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1902 college football season. The Crimson finished with an 11–1 record under first-year head coach John Wells Farley. The 1902 team won its first eleven games by a combined 184–23 score. It then closed the season with a 23–0 loss against rival Yale.[1][2] Walter Camp selected two Harvard players as first-team selections to his 1902 College Football All-America Team. They were end Edward Bowditch and fullback Thomas Graydon.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27 Williams
W 11–01,500[4]
October 1 Bowdoin
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 17–6500[5]
October 4 Bates
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 23–04,500–5,000[6]
October 8 Amherst
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 6–04,000[7]
October 11 Maine
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 22–0> 5,000[8]
October 15 Wesleyan
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 35–55,000[9]
October 18at ArmyW 14–6 [10]
October 25 Brown
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 6–0>20,000[11]
November 1 Carlisle
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 23–016,000[12]
November 8 Penn
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 11–0> 16,000[13]
November 15 Dartmouth
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA (rivalry)
W 16–610,000[14]
November 22at YaleL 0–2330,000[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1902 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1902-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. Michael MacCambridge, Dan Jenkins (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia: The Complete History of College Football from 1869 to the Present. p. 1145.
  4. "Only 11 Points: Harvard Plays Poorly Against Williams Team". The Boston Globe: p. 1. September 28, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-sep-28-1902-p-58/.
  5. "Small Colleges Score on Harvard and Yale". Boston Post: p. 3. October 2, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-post-oct-02-1902-p-3/.
  6. "Harvard Defeats Bates 23 to 0". The Boston Globe: p. 10. October 5, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-05-1902-p-90/.
  7. "Harvard Barely Beats Amherst". The Boston Globe: p. 5. October 9, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-09-1902-p-5/.
  8. "With Many Subs Harvard Defeats University of Maine 22 to 0". The Boston Globe: p. 9. October 12, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-oct-12-1902-p-89/.
  9. "Harvard Varsity Overwhelms Wesleyan in the First Half". The Boston Globe: p. 3. October 16, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-daily-globe-oct-16-1902-p-3/.
  10. "Harvard Beat Cadets". The Boston Globe: p. 5. October 19, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-post-oct-19-1902-p-5/.
  11. "Harvard 6, Brown 0: Providence Gives Players Crimson a Bad Scare". Boston Post: p. 1. October 26, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-post-oct-26-1902-p-1/.
  12. "Harvard 23, Carlisle 0: Unusually Spectacular Football on Soldiers Field". The Boston Globe: p. 1. November 2, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-nov-02-1902-p-1/.
  13. "Penn Puts Up a Plucky Fight: Harvard Wins, But Only by a Score of 11 to 0". The Boston Globe: p. 1. November 9, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-globe-nov-09-1902-p-70/.
  14. "Dartmouth Scares Harvard". The Boston Globe: pp. 1, 5. November 16, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-post-nov-16-1902-p-1/.
  15. "Yale 23, Harvard 0: Crimson Outclassed at Every Stage; 30,000 Saw Game". Boston Post: p. 1. November 23, 1902. https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-post-nov-23-1902-p-1/.
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