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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1982 Ivy League football standings The 1982 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1982 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Crimson were one of three co-champions of the Ivy League.

In their 12th year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 7–3 record and outscored opponents 259 to 136. Greg Brown was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 5–2 conference record put it in a three-way tie atop the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 191 to 88.[2] Despite having the best in-conference and overall point differentials of the three, Harvard lost its head-to-head matchups against both of its co-champions, Dartmouth and Penn.

This was Harvard's first year in Division I-AA, after having competed in the top-level Division I-A and its predecessors since 1873.

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 27–16 8,500 [3]
September 25 UMass*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 31–14 12,500 [4]
October 2 at Army* L 13–17 39,830 [5]
October 9 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 25–13 8,000 [6]
October 16 at Dartmouth L 12–14 17,416 [7]
October 23 at Princeton W 27–15 19,824 [8]
October 30 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 34–0 18,000 [9]
November 6 No. 7 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 24–17 20,681 [10]
November 13 at Penn L 21–23 34,746 [11]
November 20 Yale
W 45–7 40,000 [12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from the latest NCAA Division I-AA poll released prior to the 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. 30. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Duffy, Bob (September 19, 1982). "Harvard Flexes Its Muscle". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 52. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56874034/1982-columbia-harvard/.
  4. Duffy, Bob (September 26, 1982). "Allard Sets Harvard Record". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 70. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56875216/1982-harvard-umass/.
  5. Craig, Jack (October 3, 1982). "Army Stymies Harvard Drive". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 80. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56879633/1982-harvard-army/.
  6. "Harvard Reigns, Blows off Cornell". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 39. October 10, 1982. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56880533/1982-cornell-harvard/.
  7. Roberts, Ernie (October 17, 1982). "Dartmouth Stiffens, Holds Off Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 56. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56883054/1982-dartmouth-harvard/.
  8. Concannon, Joe (October 24, 1982). "Harvard Breaks Hex". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 83. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56884468/1982-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Concannon, Joe (October 31, 1982). "Harvard D-Feats Brown for a Piece of First". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 54. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56887531/1982-brown-harvard/.
  10. Roberts, Ernie (November 7, 1982). "Allard, Harvard Make History". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 73. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56898110/1982-harvard-hc/.
  11. Logan, Joe (November 14, 1982). "Penn Trips Harvard, Clinches Tie for Title". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56899502/1982-harvard-penn/.
  12. Apple, Ginny (November 21, 1982). "Harvard Gives Yale a Pasting". The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.): pp. D1, D2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/56916810/1982-harvard-yale/.

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