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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1963 Ivy League football standings The 1963 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. Harvard finished third in the Ivy League.

In their seventh year under head coach John Yovicsin, the Crimson compiled a 5–2–2 record and outscored opponents 122 to 76. William W. Southmayd was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 4–2–1 conference record was the third-best in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 94 to 76.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28 Massachusetts*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
T 0–0 16,000 [3]
October 5 Rutgers*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 28–0 12,500 [4]
October 12 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 21–14 16,500 [5]
October 19 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
T 3–3 15,000 [6]
October 26 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 17–13 38,000 [7]
November 2 at Penn L 2–7 11,144 [8]
November 9 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 21–7 25,000 [9]
November 16 at Brown W 24–12 16,000 [10]
November 30 ^ at Yale L 6–20 51,000 [11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • ^ Postponed from November 23 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

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. 23. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Cady, Steve (September 29, 1963). "Harvard in 0-0 Tie with Massachusetts". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. Bradbury, Will (October 6, 1963). "Harvard Turns Back Rutgers, 28-0, for First Triumph over a Scarlet Eleven". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4.
  5. Danzig, Allison (October 13, 1963). "Harvard Checks Cornell; Crimson Wins by 21-14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Koppett, Leonard (October 20, 1963). "Columbia is Tied by Harvard, 3-3; Late Drive Fails". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 27, 1963). "Harvard Beats Dartmouth, 17-13; Streak Ends at 15". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. McGowen, Deane (November 3, 1963). "Penn Upsets Harvard, 7-2; Molloy Is Leader". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. Danzig, Allison (November 10, 1963). "Harvard Topples Princeton to First Defeat, 21-7; 2 Drives Succeed". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. Wallace, William N. (November 17, 1963). "Harvard Beats Brown; Fine Punts Lead to 24-12 Victory". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  11. Danzig, Allison (December 1, 1963). "Yale Beats Harvard, 20-6; Elis Strike Early". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.