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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1970 Ivy League football standings The 1970 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season. Harvard tied for second in the Ivy League.

In their 14th and final year under head coach John Yovicsin, the Crimson compiled a 7–2 record and outscored opponents 227 to 157. Gary W. Farneti was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 5–2 conference record tied for second place in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 160 to 141.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26 Northeastern*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 28–7 15,000 [3]
October 3 Rutgers*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 39–9 12,000 [4]
October 10 at Columbia L 21–28 11,428 [5]
October 17 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 27–24 15,000 [6]
October 24 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 14–37 35,000 [7]
October 31 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 38–23 12,000 [8]
November 7 at Princeton W 29–7 32,000 [9]
November 14 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 17–10 10,500 [10]
November 21 Yale
W 14–12 40,000 [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 Victory 72d for Yovicsin". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. September 27, 1970.
  4. McGowen, Deane (October 4, 1970). "Harvard Trounces Rutgers, 39-9, with a 26-Point Outburst in Last Quarter". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S5.
  5. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 11, 1970). "Columbia Halts Harvard, 28 to 21". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Vecsey, George (October 18, 1970). "Harvard Defeats Cornell on Late Field Goal, 27-24". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Keese, Parton (October 25, 1970). "Dartmouth Routs Harvard; Short Standout". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Monahan, Bob (November 1, 1970). "Harvard Gives Penn Slip, 38-23". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 81. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55892910/1970-harvard-penn.
  9. Chass, Murray (November 8, 1970). "Harvard Halts Princeton; Crimson Triumphs, 29-7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. Chass, Murray (November 15, 1970). "Harvard Turns Back Brown, 17-10, as Bruins Suffer Seventh Straight Loss". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4.
  11. Cady, Steve (November 22, 1970). "Harvard Halts Yale, 14-12; Elis' Rally Fails". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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