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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1943 Eastern college football independents records The 1943 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1943 college football season. In its first season under head coach Henry N. Lamar, the team compiled a 2–2–1 record and was outscored 39-34 by opponents. Lloyd M. Anderson was the team captain.[1]

For 1943, and again in 1944, rather than scheduling its usual mix of Ivy League opponents and national college football powerhouses, Harvard played a shorter schedule of smaller New England colleges and military teams. Its football record book describes these two World War II-era seasons as "informal".[1]

Harvard played its home games at Harvard Stadium in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.


October 2 at Camp Edwards
  • Logan Field
  • Falmouth, MA
W 7–0 10,000 [2]
October 9 [[{{{school}}}|Worcester Tech]]
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 0–13 8,000 [3]
November 6 Camp Edwards
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 14–7 [1]
November 13 Tufts
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–13 10,000 [4]
November 20 Boston College
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
T 6–6 45,000 [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Football Record Book: Year-by-Year Results". Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. "Harvard Club Upsets Camp Edwards, 7 to 0". The Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 24. October 3, 1943.
  3. "Harvard Is Upset by Worcester, 13-0". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S3. October 10, 1943.
  4. "Tufts Rally Tops Harvard, 13 to 7". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S3. November 14, 1943.
  5. "45,000 See Harvard Rally to Tie Boston College, 6-6". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S3. November 21, 1943.