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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1953 Eastern college football independents records The 1953 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1953 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Lloyd Jordan, the Crimson compiled a 6–2 record and outscored opponents 146 to 78. Richard J. Clasby was the team captain.[1]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 3 Ohio
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 16–0 [1]
October 10 Colgate
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 28–26 12,000 [2]
October 17 at Columbia L 0–6 20,000 [3]
October 24 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 20–14 24,000 [4]
October 31 Davidson
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 42–6 [1]
November 7 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 0–6 24,000 [5]
November 14 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 27–20 20,500 [6]
November 21 at Yale W 13–0 65,000 [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "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. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 11, 1953). "Harvard Thwarts Colgate, 28 to 26". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  3. Nichols, Joseph C. (October 18, 1953). "Columbia Beats Harvard, 6-0; Lion Pass Decides". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. Strauss, Michael (October 25, 1953). "Harvard Turns Back Dartmouth, 20 to 14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  5. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 8, 1953). "Princeton Tops Harvard; Tiger Pass Wins, 6-0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Blunk, Frank M. (November 15, 1953). "Crimson is Victor over Brown, 27-20". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Danzig, Allison (November 22, 1953). "Harvard Trips Yale, 13-0; Big 3 Deadlocked". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.