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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1976 Ivy League football standings The 1976 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Harvard tied for third place in the Ivy League.

In their sixth year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 6–3 record and outscored opponents 176 to 115. William D. Emper was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 4–3 conference record tied for third in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 115 to 88.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 18 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 34–10 12,201 [3]
September 25 Massachusetts*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 24–13 17,000 [4]
October 2 Boston University*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 37–14 14,000 [5]
October 9 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 3–9 8,000 [6]
October 16 at Dartmouth W 17–10 20,336 [7]
October 23 at Princeton W 20–14 18,000 [8]
October 30 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 14–16 26,500 [9]
November 6 at Penn W 20–8 8,423 [10]
November 13 Yale
L 7–21 42,000 [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. pp. 27-28. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Strauss, Michael (September 19, 1976). "Harvard Wins; Crimson Conquers Columbia, 34 to 10". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): pp. S1, S7.
  4. Eisenberg, Harry (September 26, 1976). "Another Step, Second for Minutemen and ...". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 98. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56221479/1976-harvard-umass.
  5. Monahan, Bob (October 3, 1976). "Kubacki Rolls, BU Falls, 37-14". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 77. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56222338/1976-harvard-bu.
  6. McGowen, Deane (October 10, 1976). "Penn and Cornell Score First Victories in Upsets; 9-3 Loss to Big Red First of Season for Harvard". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S7.
  7. Roberts, Ernie (October 17, 1976). "Harvard Re-Joyces as Dartmouth Is Tackled, 17-10". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 78. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56223769/1976-ivy-10-15.
  8. Roberts, Ernie (October 24, 1976). "A Defensive Dandy -- Baggott Saves Harvard, 20-14". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 90. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56224893/1976-harvard-princeton.
  9. White, Gordon S., Jr. (October 31, 1976). "Brown and Yale Triumph, Tie for Ivy Lead; Bruin Rally Subdues Harvard by 16-14". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  10. McGowen, Deane (November 7, 1976). "Harvard Conquers Penn, 20-8, as Defense Excels". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S8.
  11. Wallace, William N. (November 14, 1976). "Yale Beats Harvard, 21-7, and Shares Ivy Crown with Brown, 28-17 Winner; Pagliaro Gains 125 Yards to Pace Elis". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.