Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1949 Eastern college football independents records The 1949 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1949 college football season. In their second and final year under head coach Arthur Valpey, the Crimson compiled a 1–8 record and were outscored 276 to 103. Howard E. Houston was the team captain.[1]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24 at Stanford L 0–44 38,000 [2]
October 1 at Columbia L 7–14 28,000 [3]
October 8 No. 17 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 14–33 24,000 [4]
October 15 No. 2 Army
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 14–54 46,000 [5]
October 22 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 13–27 30,000 [6]
October 29 Holy Cross
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 22–14 25,000 [7]
November 5 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 13–33 28,000 [8]
November 12 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 14–28 23,000 [9]
November 19 at Yale L 6–29 61,000 [10]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. "Football Record Book: Year-by-Year Results". Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University. https://gocrimson.com/documents/2020/6/17//FBL_RecordBook_Year_by_Year_Results.pdf?id=6334. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. "Stanford Swamps Harvard Eleven; Palo Alto Indians Rout Crimson, Tallying in Every Quarter, 44-0". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S4. September 25, 1949.
  3. Sheehan, Joseph M. (October 2, 1949). "Columbia Defeats Harvard, 14-7; Great Lion Finish". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. Nichols, Joseph C. (October 9, 1949). "Cornell Topples Harvard by 33-14 with Strong Land and Air Attack". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  5. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 16, 1949). "Army Tops Harvard, 54-14; Stephenson Tallies 4 Times". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. McGowen, Roscoe (October 23, 1949). "Dartmouth Stops Harvard by 27-13". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Strauss, Michael (October 30, 1949). "Harvard Defeats Holy Cross, 22-14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 6, 1949). "Princeton Beats Harvard; Tiger on Top, 33-13". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. "Brown Conquers Harvard, 28-14, with Strong Air and Land Attack". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1. November 13, 1949.
  10. Danzig, Allison (November 20, 1949). "Yale Routs Harvard, 29-6; Jackson Eli Star". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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