Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1986 Ivy League football standings The 1986 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Crimson finished fifth in the Ivy League.

In their 16th year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 3–7 record and were outscored 190 to 139. Scott C. Collins was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 3–4 conference record placed fifth in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 132 to 108.[2]

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 34–0 7,534 [3]
September 27 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 0–41 12,540 [4]
October 4 at No. 5 William & Mary* L 0–24 13,100 [5]
October 11 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 0–3 17,531 [6]
October 18 at Dartmouth W 42–26 15,618 [7]
October 25 at Princeton L 3–14 20,500 [8]
November 1 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 19–31 12,540 [9]
November 8 UMass*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–17 1,250 [10]
November 15 at No. 6 Penn L 10–17 25,650 [11]
November 22 Yale
W 24–17 40,000 [12]

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. 31-32. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Concannon, Joe (September 21, 1986). "Harvard Eases Past Columbia". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 76. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57264669/1986-columbia-harvard/.
  4. "Holy Cross Rips Harvard, 41-0". The Hartford Courant. Associated Press (Hartford, Conn.): pp. E13, E14. September 28, 1986. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57266177/1986-harvard-hc/.
  5. Powers, John (October 5, 1986). "Wm. & Mary Rips Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 69. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57269833/1986-harvard-wm/.
  6. Monahan, Bob (October 12, 1986). "Harvard Left Blank, 3-0". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 55. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57276068/1986-cornell-harvard/.
  7. Reinert, Bob (October 19, 1986). "Yohe's Offense the Key; Harvard Tramples Dartmouth, 42-26". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 68. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57278750/1986-dartmouth-harvard/.
  8. Cadigan, Barry (October 26, 1986). "Fired-Up Princeton Burns Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 76. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57299991/1986-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Concannon, Joe (November 2, 1986). "Key Pass Helps Brown Shade Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 74. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57302834/1986-brown-harvard/.
  10. Concannon, Joe (November 9, 1986). "UMass Rams Harvard, 17-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 70. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57303603/1986-harvard-umass/.
  11. Freligh, Sarajane (November 16, 1986). "Quakers Keep Rolling, Down Harvard, 17-10". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): pp. 1-D, 16-D. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57305521/1986-harvard-penn/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 23, 1986). "Happy Ending for BC, Harvard; Crimson D Slams Door on Yale". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 49. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57306228/1986-n23-rivalries/.
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