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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1977 Ivy League football standings The 1977 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1977 NCAA Division I football season. Harvard tied for third place in the Ivy League.

In their seventh year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 4–5 record and were outscored 173 to 153. Steven J. Kaseta was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 4–3 conference record earned a three-way tie for third in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 132 to 118.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17 at Columbia W 21–7 7,125 [3]
September 24 Massachusetts*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 0–17 9,000 [4]
October 1 Colgate*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 21–38 25,000 [5]
October 8 at Cornell W 17–7 8,000 [6]
October 15 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 31–25 26,500 [7]
October 22 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 7–20 19,000 [8]
October 29 at Brown L 15–20 17,000 [9]
November 5 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 34–15 15,000 [10]
November 12 at Yale L 7–24 64,685 [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. 28. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Rogers, Thomas (September 18, 1977). "Columbia Loses; Lions' 7th Straight Loss to Harvard". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  4. Concannon, Joe (September 25, 1977). "Fallon Resurfaces as UMass Stuns Harvard, 17-0". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 70. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56250256/1977-ivies-9-24.
  5. Eisenberg, Harry (October 2, 1977). "Colgate Clips Crimson, 38-21". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 79. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56251872/1977-colgate-harvard.
  6. Roberts, Ernie (October 9, 1977). "Cornell Gone with Wind, Harvard Breezes, 17-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 78. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56253611/1977-cornell-harvard.
  7. McGowen, Deane (October 16, 1977). "Harvard and Yale Win; Big Green Toppled First Time, 31-25". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  8. Concannon, Joe (October 23, 1977). "Isom, Tigers Shove Harvard into Ivy Jam, 20-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 72. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56256421/1977-harvard-princeton.
  9. Keese, Parton (October 30, 1977). "Harvard Bows to Brown; Crimson Drops Out of Tie at Top". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S6.
  10. McGowen, Deane (November 6, 1977). "Harvard Wins; Crimson Air Game Routs Penn, 34-15". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
  11. Wallace, William N. (November 13, 1977). "Yale Crushes Harvard, 24 to 7, and Captures Ivy League Title". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.): p. S1.
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