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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1955 Eastern college football independents records The 1955 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1955 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Lloyd Jordan, the Crimson compiled a 3–4–1 record but outscored opponents 143 to 114. William M. Meigs was the team captain.[1]

This would be Harvard's final year as a football independent, as the Ivy League, which Harvard had helped co-found in 1954, began football competition in 1956. Six of the eight opponents on the Crimson's 1955 schedule were Ivy League members (with Penn the only Ivy not scheduled); for decades, (future) Ivy members had comprised a large portion of Harvard's opponents.

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 1 Massachusetts
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 60–6 [1]
October 8 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–20 13,000 [2]
October 15 at Columbia W 21–7 15,000 [3]
October 22 at Dartmouth L 9–14 13,500 [4]
October 29 Bucknell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
T 26–26 9,000 [5]
November 5 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 7–6 21,000 [6]
November 12 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 6–14 16,500 [7]
November 19 at Yale L 7–21 56,000 [8]

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. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 9, 1955). "Cornell Upsets Harvard, 20 to 7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  3. Effrat, Louis (October 16, 1955). "Crimson Subdues Columbia, 21 to 7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. McGowen, Roscoe (October 23, 1955). "Dartmouth Trips Harvard, 14 to 9". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  5. "Late Harvard Surge Ties Bucknell, 26-26". The New York Times. United Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S1. October 30, 1955.
  6. McGowen, Roscoe (November 6, 1955). "Harvard Trips Princeton, 7-6; Crosby Kick Wins". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Briordy, William J. (November 13, 1955). "Bruins Gain 14-6 Triumph as Balogh's Passes Excel". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Danzig, Allison (November 20, 1955). "Yale Defeats Harvard, 21-7; Elis Seize Breaks". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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