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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1983 Ivy League football standings The 1983 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Harvard was co-champion of the Ivy League.

In their 13th year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 6–2–2 record and outscored opponents 188 to 140. Joseph K. Azelby was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 5–1–1 conference record tied for best in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 147 to 88.[2] Harvard defeated its co-champion, Penn, in their head-to-head matchup.

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17 Columbia
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 43–14 8,500 [3]
September 24 UMass*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–21 12,500 [4]
October 1 Army*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 24–21 15,000 [5]
October 8 at Cornell T 3–3 11,350 [6]
October 15 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 12–28 22,724 [7]
October 22 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 28–26 15,500 [8]
October 29 at Brown W 17–10 13,100 [9]
November 5 No. 2 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
T 10–10 8,000 [10]
November 12 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 28–0 12,000 [11]
November 19 at Yale W 16–7 70,097 [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. Visser, Lesley (September 18, 1983). "Harvard Gets the Bounces". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 60. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57008829/1983-columbia-harvard/.
  4. Concannon, Joe (September 25, 1983). "UMass Starts Fast, Outflexes Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 62. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57035662/1983-harvard-umass/.
  5. Concannon, Joe (October 2, 1983). "Harvard Recovers -- Dixon Interception Ties It; Villanueva FG Wins It". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 56. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57042503/1983-harvard-army/.
  6. Concannon, Joe (October 9, 1983). "Harvard Kicks In, Gets Even". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 55. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57044214/1983-cornell-harvard/.
  7. Concannon, Joe (October 16, 1983). "Dartmouth 'Back' in Ivy League Title Hunt; Polsinello, Fontes Lead Big Green Past Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 68. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57046292/1983-dartmouth-harvard/.
  8. Powers, John (October 23, 1983). "Harvard Holds Off Princeton". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 62. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57048617/1983-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Powers, John (October 30, 1983). "Harvard Screens Out Brown". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 56. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57050621/1983-brown-harvard/.
  10. Concannon, Joe (November 6, 1983). "Harvard Ties HC, 10-10". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 54. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57051380/1983-harvard-hc/.
  11. Concannon, Joe (November 13, 1983). "Harvard Rips Penn, Ties Up Ivy League". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 66. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57052849/1983-harvard-penn/.
  12. Apple, Ginny (November 20, 1983). "The Game: Harvard Wins, 16-7, Shares Ivy Title". The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.): p. D1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57054041/1983-harvard-yale/.

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