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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1966 Ivy League football standings The 1966 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. Harvard shared the championship of the Ivy League in a three-way tie.

In their tenth year under head coach John Yovicsin, the Crimson compiled an 8–1 record and outscored opponents 231 to 60. Justin P. Hughes was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 6–1 conference record earned a three-way tie for first place in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 156 to 53.[2] Harvard defeated one of its co-champions, Dartmouth, and suffered its lone loss to the other co-champion, Princeton.

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24 Lafayette*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 30–7 10,958 [3]
October 1 Tufts*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 45–0 7,982 [4]
October 8 at Columbia W 34–7 17,238 [5]
October 15 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 21–0 23,000 [6]
October 22 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 19–14 39,909 [7]
October 29 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 27–7 20,000 [8]
November 5 at Princeton L 14–18 35,000 [9]
November 12 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 24–7 11,000 [10]
November 19 Yale
W 17–0 41,000 [11]
  • *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. 23. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. "Harvard Defeats Lafayette, 30 to 7". The New York Times. United Press International (New York, N.Y.): p. S7. September 25, 1966.
  4. "Harvard Eleven Routs Tufts, 45-0". The New York Times. United Press International (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. October 2, 1966.
  5. Sheehan, Joseph M. (October 9, 1966). "Columbia Routed by Harvard, 34-7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Danzig, Allison (October 16, 1966). "Crimson Defeats Cornell; Passes Pace 21-0 Victory". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Danzig, Allison (October 23, 1966). "A Late Rally by Crimson Downs Dartmouth, 19-14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Anderson, Dave (October 30, 1966). "Harvard Tops Penn, 27-7; 6th in Row for Crimson". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. Danzig, Allison (November 6, 1966). "Princeton Scores Upset; Harvard Beaten". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. Strauss, Michael (November 13, 1966). "Harvard Overcomes Slow Start and 7-0 Deficit to Defeat Brown by 24-7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S6.
  11. Durso, Joseph (November 20, 1966). "Crimson Wins, 17-0; Leo Scores Twice and Defense Shuts Down on Yale Eleven". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.

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