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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1984 Ivy League football standings The 1984 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1984 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Crimson tied for second in the Ivy League.

In their 12th year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 5–4 record but were outscored 196 to 182 by opponents. Steven W. Abbott was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 5–2 conference record tied for second place in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 155 to 139.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22 at Columbia W 35–21 10,500 [3]
September 29 No. 4 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 14–24 19,500 [4]
October 6 at Army* L 11–33 40,504 [5]
October 13 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 24–18 11,500 [6]
October 20 at Dartmouth W 21–7 20,088 [7]
October 27 at Princeton W 17–15 24,234 [8]
November 3 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 24–10 15,000 [9]
November 10 at Penn L 7–38 38,810 [10]
November 17 Yale
L 27–30 40,000 [11]
  • *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. pp. 30-31. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Powers, John (September 23, 1984). "Harvard Brings Down the House, 35-21". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 100. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57119167/1984-columbia-harvard/.
  4. Concannon, Joe (September 30, 1984). "Holy Cross Settles a Score". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 89. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57119779/1984-harvard-hc/.
  5. Concannon, Joe (October 7, 1984). "Army Gets Its Wish, Chews Up Harvard, 33-11". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 59. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57120677/1984-harvard-army/.
  6. Concannon, Joe (October 14, 1984). "Harvard Stops Cornell, 24-18". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 54. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57120916/1984-cornell-harvard/.
  7. Cadigan, Barry (October 21, 1984). "Harvard Wins on the Run, 21-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 62. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57157558/1984-dartmouth-harvard/.
  8. Concannon, Joe (October 28, 1984). "White and Harvard Run Away from Princeton". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 62. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57163347/1984-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Concannon, Joe (November 4, 1984). "Brown-Out at Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 68. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57164704/1984-brown-harvard/.
  10. Newman, Chuck (November 11, 1984). "Penn Rips Harvard to Clinch Tie for Title; Surges to a 38-7 Ivy Win". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 1-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57166963/1984-harvard-penn/.
  11. Apple, Ginny (November 18, 1984). "Yale's Seniors Beat Harvard for 1st Time". The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.): pp. E1, E20. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57168456/1984-harvard-yale/.
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