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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1988 Ivy League football standings The 1988 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Crimson tied for next-to-last in the Ivy League.

In their 18th year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 2–8 record and were outscored 272 to 202. Donald C. Peterson was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 2–5 conference record tied for sixth in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson were outscored 168 to 131 by Ivy opponents.[2]

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 41–7 9,000 [3]
September 24 UMass*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 28–45 7,500 [4]
October 1 at Holy Cross* L 20–35 12,441 [5]
October 8 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 17–19 2,000 [6]
October 15 at Dartmouth L 7–38 15,015 [7]
October 22 at Princeton L 8–23 17,400 [8]
October 29 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 28–3 14,900 [9]
November 5 Boston University*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 23–24 6,500 [10]
November 12 at No. 19 Penn L 13–52 37,612 [11]
November 19 Yale
L 17–26 36,000 [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. pp. 32-33. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Monahan, Bob (September 18, 1988). "Harvard Extends Columbia's Skid to 42". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 54. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57450823/1988-columbia-harvard/.
  4. Pave, Marvin (September 25, 1988). "Mitchell's Feats Help UMass Blitz Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 81. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57451956/1988-harvard-umass/.
  5. Harber, Paul (October 2, 1988). "Wiley Strong-Arms Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 70. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57459825/1988-harvard-hc/.
  6. Concannon, Joe (October 9, 1988). "Harvard Lets It Slip Away; Cornell Takes Advantage, 19-17". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 69. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57467789/1988-cornell-harvard/.
  7. Concannon, Joe (October 16, 1988). "Harvard Blasted; Dartmouth Rips Crimson, 38-7". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 74. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57484336/1988-dartmouth-harvard/.
  8. Powers, John (October 23, 1988). "Princeton Dumps Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 74. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57484968/1988-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Monahan, Bob (October 30, 1988). "Harvard Snaps Out of It; Five-Game Skid Is Halted as Defense Muffles Brown, 28-3". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 64. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57487146/1988-brown-harvard/.
  10. Concannon, Joe (November 6, 1988). "BU Picks Off Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 78. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57502726/1988-harvard-bu/.
  11. Concannon, Joe (November 13, 1988). "Harvard Punished by Penn". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 81. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57503804/1988-harvard-penn/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 20, 1988). "BC and Yale Carry The Day; Harvard Falls to Eli, 26-17". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 57. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57504828/1988-harvard-yale/.
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