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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1971 Ivy League football standings The 1971 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. Harvard finished fourth in the Ivy League.

In their first year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 5–4 record and outscored opponents 180 to 167. David A. Ignacio was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 4–3 conference record placed fourth in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 147 to 139.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 16–21 14,000 [3]
October 2 Northeastern*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 17–7 15,000 [4]
October 9 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 21–19 13,500 [5]
October 16 at Cornell L 16–21 20,000 [6]
October 23 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 13–16 33,500 [7]
October 30 at Penn W 28–27 21,770 [8]
November 6 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 10–21 23,000 [9]
November 13 at Brown W 24–19 11,500 [10]
November 20 at Yale W 35–16 51,238 [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. Cady, Steve (September 26, 1971). "Holy Cross Ends Slump in 21-16 Harvard Upset". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S5.
  4. "Harvard Rallies for 17-7 Victory". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S4. October 3, 1971.
  5. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 10, 1971). "Harvard Tops Columbia, 21-19; Conversions Beat Lions". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 17, 1971). "Cornell Subdues Harvard by 21-16". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Strauss, Michael (October 24, 1971). "Dartmouth 16-13 Victor; Late Field Goal Downs Harvard". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 31, 1971). "Harvard Tops Penn, 28-27, as Quakers' Late Conversion Try Fails". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4.
  9. Roberts, Ernie (November 7, 1971). "Princeton Raps Harvard, 21-10; Tigers Get Stoeckel Six Times". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 81. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55896283/1971-harvard-princeton.
  10. Wallace, William N. (November 14, 1971). "Harvard Topples Brown on Crone's Pass, 24 to 19". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4.
  11. Wallace, William N. (November 21, 1971). "Harvard Sets Back Yale on Big First Half, 35-16". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.