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1903 Harvard Crimson football
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Conference Independent
1903 record 9–3
Head coach John Cranston (1st year)
Seasons
« 1902 1904 »

The 1903 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1903 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 9–3 record under first-year head coach John Cranston.[1][2] Walter Camp selected two Harvard players as first-team selections to his 1903 College Football All-America Team. They were tackle Daniel Knowlton and guard Andrew Marshall.[3]

The 1903 season was also notable for the opening of Harvard Stadium, which hosted its first game on November 14 against Dartmouth.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 23 Williams
W 17–0
September 26 Bowdoin
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 24–0
October 3 Maine
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 6–0
October 7 Bates
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 23–0
October 10 Amherst
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
L 0–5
October 14 Wesleyan
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 17–6
October 17at ArmyW 5–0
October 24 Brown
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 29–0
October 31 Carlisle
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA
W 12–11
November 7at Penn W 17–10
November 14 Dartmouth
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA (rivalry)
L 0–11
November 21 Yale
  • Soldiers' Field
  • Cambridge, MA (rivalry)
L 0–16

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1903 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1903-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. "Walter Camp Names All American Team". The Trenton Times. 1903-12-10.
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