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1980 Ivy League football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale 6 1 0     8 2 0
Cornell 5 2 0     5 5 0
Harvard 4 3 0     7 3 0
Brown 4 3 0     6 4 0
Princeton 4 3 0     6 4 0
Dartmouth 4 3 0     4 6 0
Pennsylvania 1 6 0     1 9 0
Columbia 0 7 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Harvard tied for third place in the Ivy League.

In their tenth year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 7–3 record and outscored opponents 159 to 138. Charles F. Durst was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 4–3 conference record tied for third in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson were evenly matched by Ivy opponents, with 106 points scored and 106 points against.[2]

Ivy League football teams expanded their schedules to 10 games in 1980, making this the first year since 1953 that the Crimson played three games against non-Ivy opponents.

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 26–6 10,000 [3]
September 27 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 14–13 18,000 [4]
October 4 at Army* W 15–10 38,479 [5]
October 11 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 20–12 10,000 [6]
October 18 at Dartmouth L 12–30 20,000 [7]
October 25 at Princeton L 3–7 6,868 [8]
November 1 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 17–16 16,000 [9]
November 8 William & Mary*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 24–13 10,000 [10]
November 15 at Penn W 28–17 5,917 [11]
November 22 Yale
L 0–14 41,000 [12]
  • *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. 29. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Verigan, Bill (September 21, 1980). "Harvard Rolls Up 394 Total Yards as Hapless Columbia Falls 26-6". Daily News (New York, N.Y.): Sports p. 10. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56472008/1980-columbia-harvard.
  4. Roberts, Ernie (September 28, 1980). "HC Can't Convert; Harvard Escapes". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 80. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54315783/1980-harvard-holy-cross.
  5. Concannon, Joe (October 5, 1980). "Harvard Surprises Army". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 60. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54316176/1980-harvard-army.
  6. Roberts, Ernie (October 12, 1980). "Harvard Rolls On". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 56. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54316386/1980-cornell-harvard.
  7. Roberts, Ernie (October 19, 1980). "Dartmouth Rips Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 54. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54316734/1980-dartmouth-harvard.
  8. Concannon, Joe (October 26, 1980). "Harvard Falls Again". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 54. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54319999/1980-harvard-princeton.
  9. Powers, John (November 2, 1980). "Buckley, Harvard End Brown Hex -- Barely". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 48. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54320800/1980-brown-harvard/.
  10. Visser, Lesley (November 9, 1980). "Harvard Tops Wm. & Mary". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 78. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54323196/1980-harvard-wm/.
  11. Visser, Lesley (November 16, 1980). "Harvard Rally Beats Penn". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 86. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54323457/1980-harvard-penn/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 23, 1980). "Yale Gets Its Revenge, 14-0; Defense Ends Harvard Hopes". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 71. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54323842/1980-harvard-yale/.
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