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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1959 Ivy League football standings The 1959 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. Harvard tied for third place in the Ivy League.

In their third year under head coach John Yovicsin, the Crimson compiled a 6–3 record and outscored opponents 177 to 101. Harold J. Keohane was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 4–3 conference record placed tied for third-best in the Ivy League. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 121 to 73.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26 Massachusetts*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 36–22 11,500 [3]
October 3 Bucknell*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 20–6 9,000 [4]
October 10 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 16–20 [1]
October 17 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 38–22 12,000 [5]
October 24 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 0–9 20,000 [6]
October 31 at Penn W 12–0 15,660 [7]
November 7 at Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 14–0 20,000 [8]
November 14 at Brown L 6–16 15,000 [9]
November 21 at Yale W 35–6 66,053 [10]
  • *Non-conference game

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. "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. "Harvard Scores in Opener, 36-22". The New York Times. United Press International (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. September 27, 1959.
  4. "Nelson, Boulris and Ravenel Score as Harvard Vanquishes Bucknell Team". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. October 4, 1959.
  5. White, Gordon S., Jr. (October 18, 1959). "Lions Lose, 38-22; Columbia Rally Falls". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. McGowen, Deane (October 25, 1959). "Indians Conquer Harvard, 9 to 0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Teague, Robert L. (November 1, 1959). "Boulris' Two Touchdowns Pace Harvard Eleven's 12-0 Verdict". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Effrat, Louis (November 8, 1959). "Harvard Subdues Princeton, 14 to 0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. McGowen, Deane (November 15, 1959). "Bruins Beat Harvard 5th Year in Row in Ivy Upset, 16 to 6". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. Danzig, Allison (November 22, 1959). "Harvard Routs Yale, 35-6; Elis Bow in Bowl". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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