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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1954 Eastern college football independents records The 1954 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1954 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Lloyd Jordan, the Crimson compiled a 4–3–1 record and outscored opponents 108 to 97. J. Timothy Anderson was the team captain.[1]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 2 Massachusetts
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–13 15,800 [2]
October 9 at Cornell W 13–12 19,000 [3]
October 16 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 6–7 13,500 [4]
October 23 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 7–13 32,000 [5]
October 30 Ohio
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 27–13 6,500 [6]
November 6 at Princeton W 14–9 30,000 [7]
November 13 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
T 21–21 [8]
November 20 Yale
W 13–9 40,000 [9]

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. "Massachusetts Rallies to Beat Harvard by Going 87 Yards in Last Period". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S4. October 3, 1954.
  3. Nichols, Joseph C. (October 10, 1954). "Crimson's 72-Yard March Near End Upsets Ithacans". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. Effrat, Louis (October 17, 1954). "Columbia Beats Harvard, 7-6". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  5. Strauss, Michael (October 24, 1954). "Dartmouth Tosses Trip Harvard, 13-7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. "Harvard's Ground Attack Downs Ohio University for First Home Victory". The New York Times. United Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S2. October 31, 1954.
  7. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 7, 1954). "Harvard Tops Princeton, 14-9; Drive Trips Tiger". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. "Brown Rally Ties Harvard at 21-21". The New York Times. United Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S1. November 14, 1954.
  9. Danzig, Allison (November 21, 1954). "Harvard Tops Yale, 13-9; Title to Crimson". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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