Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1975 Ivy League football standings The 1975 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. A year after sharing the Ivy League crown, the Crimson won the championship outright in 1975.

In their fifth year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 7–2 record and outscored opponents 216 to 133. Daniel M. Jiggetts was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 6–1 conference record placed first in the Ivy League standings, for the second year in a row. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 189 to 113.[2]

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

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 18–7 11,000 [3]
October 4 Boston University*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 9–13 37,289 [4]
October 11 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 35–30 11,000 [5]
October 18 at Cornell W 34–13 18,000 [6]
October 25 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 24–10 31,000 [7]
November 1 at Penn W 21–3 17,256 [8]
November 8 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 20–24 23,000 [9]
November 15 at Brown W 45–26 18,000 [10]
November 22 at Yale W 10–7 66,846 [11]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit | edit source]

  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. 27. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. "Harvard 18, Holy Cross 7". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S8. September 28, 1975.
  4. "Harvard Upset, 13-9; Boston U. Aided by 8 Fumbles". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. October 5, 1975.
  5. Rogers, Thomas (October 12, 1975). "Columbia Edged by Harvard; Crimson Withstands Lion Rally, 35-30". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  6. "Harvard Victor over Cornell; Crimson Routs Big Red, 34-13". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S6. October 19, 1975.
  7. McGowen, Deane (October 26, 1975). "Ohio State, Harvard Win". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. McGowen, Deane (November 2, 1975). "Brown and Harvard Triumph; Crimson Sets Back Penn, 21 to 3". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  9. White, Gordon S., Jr. (November 9, 1975). "Harvard Is Toppled by Princeton, 24-20; Crimson Halted for 3 Quarters, Rally Fails". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. White, Gordon S., Jr. (November 16, 1975). "Harvard Routs Brown by 45-26 to Share Ivy Lead with Yale". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  11. Wallace, William N. (November 23, 1975). "Harvard Tops Yale, 10-7, and Takes Ivy Title". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.

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