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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1958 Ivy League football standings The 1958 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University as a member of the Ivy League during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season.

In their second year under head coach John Yovicsin, the Crimson compiled a 4–5 record and outscored opponents 149 to 99. Robert T. Shaunessy was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 3–4 conference record placed sixth in the Ivy League. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 126 to 93.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27 Buffalo*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 3–6 6,000 [3]
October 4 at Cornell L 14–21 15,000 [4]
October 11 Lehigh*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 20–0 [1]
October 18 at Columbia W 26–0 23,000 [5]
October 25 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 16–8 22,500 [6]
November 1 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 6–19 [1]
November 8 at Princeton L 14–16 35,000 [7]
November 15 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 22–29 15,000 [8]
November 22 Yale
W 28–0 40,200 [9]
  • *Non-conference game

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. "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. "Buffalo Triumphs in Rain on Blocked Crimson Kick". The New York Times. United Press International (New York, N.Y.): p. S1. September 28, 1958.
  4. McGowen, Deane (October 5, 1958). "Cornell Checks Harvard, 21 to 14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  5. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 19, 1958). "Columbia Beaten; Harvard Eleven Grabs 4 Lion Fumbles and Scores by 26 to 0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 26, 1958). "Crimson Upsets Dartmouth, 16-8". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 9, 1958). "Tigers Vanquish Harvard in Big 3 Opener, 16 to 14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Strauss, Michael (November 16, 1958). "Finney Excels as Bruins Set Back Harvard, 29-22". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. Sheehan, Joseph M. (November 23, 1958). "Harvard Routs Yale; Elis Downed, 28-0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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