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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1969 Ivy League football standings The 1969 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season. After gaining a share of the Ivy League crown the previous year, Harvard fell to a fifth-place tie in 1969.

In their 13th year under head coach John Yovicsin, the Crimson compiled a 3–6 record and were outscored 166 to 165. John F. Cramer was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 2–5 conference record tied for fifth-best in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson were outscored 153 to 142 by Ivy opponents.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 13–0 25,000 [3]
October 4 Boston University*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 10–13 26,000 [4]
October 11 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 51–0 15,000 [5]
October 18 at Cornell L 24–41 14,000 [6]
October 25 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 10–24 40,000 [7]
November 1 at Penn W 20–6 30,943 [8]
November 8 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 20–51 28,000 [9]
November 15 at Brown L 17–24 15,900 [10]
November 22 at Yale L 0–7 62,562 [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. 25. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Rosa, Francis (September 28, 1969). "B.C. and Harvard Win Openers; Crimson Stops Holy Cross, 13-0". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 71. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55825457/1969-harvard-holy-cross.
  4. "Boston U.'s Late Touchdown Ends Harvard Streak, 13 to 10". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4. October 5, 1969.
  5. Harvin, Al (October 12, 1969). "Harvard Triumphs over Columbia, 51-0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. "5 by Big R-Ed a Harvard Jolt". The Sunday Press. Associated Press (Binghamton, N.Y.): p. 1E. October 19, 1969. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55830369/1969-cornell-harvard.
  7. Keese, Parton (October 26, 1969). "Dartmouth Tops Harvard, 24-10, for 5th Straight; Misplays the Key". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Harvin, Al (November 2, 1969). "Harvard Defeats Penn, 20 to 6, as Hornblower Paces Attack with 173 Yards". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S5.
  9. Anderson, Dave (November 9, 1969). "Princeton and Dartmouth Win to Stay in Ivy Tie; Harvard Beaten". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. McGowen, Deane (November 16, 1969). "Brown Subdues Harvard; Bruins Triumph, 24-17". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  11. Wallace, William N. (November 23, 1969). "Princeton and Yale Win, Tie Dartmouth for Title; Elis Top Harvard, 7-0". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.