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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1972 Ivy League football standings The 1972 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. Harvard finished fifth in the Ivy League.

In their second year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 4–4–1 record and outscored opponents 198 to 186. Theodore DeMars was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 3–3–1 conference record placed fifth in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 146 to 144.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30 Massachusetts*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 19–28 13,000 [3]
October 7 Boston University*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 33–14 5,000 [4]
October 14 at Columbia W 20–18 20,975 [5]
October 21 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 33–15 20,000 [6]
October 28 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
T 21–21 32,000 [7]
November 4 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 27–38 9,000 [8]
November 11 at Princeton L 7–10 25,000 [9]
November 18 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 21–14 10,000 [10]
November 25 Yale
L 17–28 39,000 [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. 26. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. "Massachusetts Downs Harvard". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. October 1, 1972.
  4. "Harvard Subdues Boston U., 33 to 14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4. October 8, 1972.
  5. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 15, 1972). "Harvard Trips Columbia, 20-18; Lion Rally Fails". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. Cady, Steve (October 22, 1972). "Harvard Wins; Crimson Gets 20 in 4th Period, Routs Cornell, 33-15". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  7. Werden, Lincoln A. (October 29, 1972). "Harvard Ties Dartmouth, 21-21; Fumble Is Costly". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Werden, Lincoln A. (November 5, 1972). "Penn Rally Trips Harvard, 38 to 27". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. Eskenazi, Gerald (November 12, 1972). "Princeton Beats Harvard by 10-7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S4.
  10. Roberts, Ernie (November 19, 1972). "Foster Ignites Harvard; 'Sucker Play' TD Runs Submerge Brown, 21-14". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 74. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55959224/1972-brown-harvard.
  11. "Yale Rally Tops Harvard; Elis Triumph by 28 to 17". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1. November 26, 1972.