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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1952 Eastern college football independents records The 1952 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1952 college football season. In their third year under head coach Lloyd Jordan, the Crimson compiled a 5–4 record and outscored opponents 214 to 198. John D. Nichols Jr. was the team captain.[1]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27 [[{{{school}}}|Springfield (MA)]] W 27–7 9,000 [2]
October 4 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–16 14,000 [3]
October 11 Washington University
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 42–0 [1]
October 18 Colgate
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 21–20 14,000 [4]
October 25 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 26–19 31,000 [5]
November 1 Davidson
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 35–26 6,500 [6]
November 8 at No. 19 Princeton L 21–41 35,000 [7]
November 15 at Brown L 21–28 12,000 [8]
November 22 Yale
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 14–41 38,114 [9]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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. "Harvard Opens 79th Football Campaign by Rallying to Vanquish Springfield". The New York Times. United Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S5. September 28, 1952.
  3. Strauss, Michael (October 5, 1952). "Columbia Beats Harvard; Lions Score, 16 to 7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. "Harvard Topples Colgate, 21 to 20". The New York Times. United Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S1. October 19, 1952.
  5. Strauss, Michael (October 26, 1952). "Crimson Triumphs, 26-19, over Indians in 56th Duel". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. "Harvard Triumphs over Davidson by 35-26 with Last-Half Surge". The New York Times. United Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S4. November 2, 1952.
  7. Danzig, Allison (November 9, 1952). "Princeton Tops Harvard, 41-21; Tiger Backs Excel". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. "Brown's Football Squad Registers First Triumph over Harvard Since 1949". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S2. November 16, 1952.
  9. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 23, 1952). "Yale Tops Harvard, 41-14; Molloy Paces Elis". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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