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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1957 Ivy League football standings The 1957 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University as a member of the Ivy League during the 1957 NCAA University Division football season.

In their first year under head coach John Yovicsin, the Crimson compiled a 3–5 record and were outscored 180 to 78. Thomas B. Hooper was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 2–5 conference record finished seventh in the Ivy League. The Crimson were outscored 173 to 64 by Ivy opponents.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 5 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 6–20 13,000 [3]
October 12 Ohio*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 14–7 10,000 [4]
October 19 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 19–6 10,000 [5]
October 26 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 0–26 30,000 [6]
November 2 at Penn W 13–6 16,381 [7]
November 9 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 20–28 31,000 [8]
November 16 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 6–33 17,000 [9]
November 23 at Yale L 0–54 55,817 [10]
  • *Non-conference 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. "Year-by-Year History". Ivy League Football Media Guide. Princeton, N.J.: Ivy League. 2017. p. 22. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Briordy, William J. (October 6, 1957). "Cornell Sets Back Harvard Team, 20-6, with 2d-Half Drive". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. "Harvard Eleven Scores Twice in Third Quarter to Defeat Ohio University". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4. October 13, 1957.
  5. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 20, 1957). "Crimson Defeats Columbia by 19-6". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Sheehan, Joseph M. (October 27, 1957). "Indians' First-Half Drive Crushes Harvard, 26 to 0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. McGowen, Roscoe (November 3, 1957). "Harvard Turns Back Penn's Eleven, 13-6". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 10, 1957). "Princeton Downs Harvard, 28 to 20". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. McGowen, Roscoe (November 17, 1957). "Brown University Overcomes Harvard on Gridiron for Third Straight Time". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S2.
  10. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 24, 1957). "Yale Routs Harvard, 54-0; Eli Passes Click". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.