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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1979 Ivy League football standings The 1979 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Harvard finished sixth in the Ivy League.

In their ninth year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 3–6 record and were outscored 157 to 148. Michael G. Brown was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 3–4 conference record placed sixth in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 131 to 123.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22 at Columbia W 26–7 4,525 [3]
September 29 Massachusetts*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–20 15,000 [4]
October 6 Boston University*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 10–14 12,500 [5]
October 13 at Cornell L 14–41 9,000 [6]
October 20 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 7–10 32,000 [7]
October 27 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 7–9 15,000 [8]
November 3 at Brown L 14–23 8,760 [9]
November 10 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 41–26 7,500 [10]
November 17 at Yale W 22–7 72,000 [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. 28-29. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Haynes, Walter (September 23, 1979). "Harvard Wings Past Columbia". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 88. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56451457/1979-s22-ivies.
  4. Concannon, Joe (September 30, 1979). "UMass Zings Crimson, 20-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 70. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56456816/1979-harvard-umass.
  5. Eisenberg, Harry (October 7, 1979). "Jensen Lifts BU over Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 42. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56459585/1979-harvard-bu.
  6. Visser, Lesley (October 14, 1979). "Cornell Adds to Harvard Plight". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 50. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56460414/1979-o13-ivies.
  7. Roberts, Ernie (October 21, 1979). "Sawch Kicks Green over Harvard, 10-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 58. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56461177/1979-dartmouth-harvard.
  8. Visser, Lesley (October 28, 1979). "Harvard Falls". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 82. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56462309/1979-harvard-princeton.
  9. Roberts, Ernie (November 4, 1979). "Brown Tips Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 52. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/.
  10. Concannon, Joe (November 11, 1979). "Harvard Wins ... at Last". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 52. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56465401/1979-harvard-penn.
  11. Concannon, Joe (November 18, 1979). "Harvard Gets Up, Yale Goes Down, 22-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 71. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56467705/1979-harvard-yale.
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