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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1989 Ivy League football standings The 1989 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1989 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Harvard finished third in the Ivy League.

In their 19th year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 5–5 record and were outscored 257 to 207. Greg Gicewicz was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 5–2 conference record placed third in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 134 to 120.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 16 at Columbia W 26–10 4,750 [3]
September 23 No. 4 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 17–31 17,500 [4]
September 30 at Army* L 28–56 39,115 [5]
October 7 Lehigh*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 28–50 11,200 [6]
October 14 at Cornell L 0–28 21,000 [7]
October 21 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 6–5 20,500 [8]
October 28 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 14–28 22,300 [9]
November 4 at Brown W 27–14 10,700 [10]
November 11 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 24–15 12,600 [11]
November 18 at No. 13 Yale W 37–20 59,263 [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. 33. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. "Harvard Gets Past Columbia". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 68. September 17, 1989. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57644444/1989-columbia-harvard/.
  4. "Holy Cross Comeback Stifles Harvard, 31-17". The Hartford Courant. Associated Press (Hartford, Conn.): pp. D15, D18. September 24, 1989. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57645857/1989-harvard-hc/.
  5. Concannon, Joe (October 1, 1989). "Army Marches Through Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 62. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57655923/1989-harvard-army/.
  6. Powers, John (October 8, 1989). "Lehigh Humbles Harvard, 50-28". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 64. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57668428/1989-harvard-lehigh/. Attendance figure from boxscore at "Lehigh 50, Harvard 28". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S9. October 8, 1989.
  7. Concannon, Joe (October 15, 1989). "Cornell Keeps Harvard Down". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 62. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57673002/1989-cornell-harvard/.
  8. Concannon, Joe (October 22, 1989). "Harvard Boots Dartmouth". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 72. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57673937/1989-dartmouth-harvard/.
  9. Knobelman, Bob (October 29, 1989). "Gimmicks Help Princeton to Easy Win over Harvard". The Home News (New Brunswick, N.J.): p. C1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57675957/1989-harvard-princeton/.
  10. Concannon, Joe (November 5, 1989). "Harvard's Restic Wins His 100th". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 72. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57679378/1989-brown-harvard/.
  11. Juliano, Joe (November 12, 1989). "Penn Again Fails to Mesh and Falls to Harvard". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 13-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57681122/1989-harvard-penn/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 19, 1989). "Harvard Beats Yale in The Upset; Elis Forced to Share Ivy Title". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 49. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/57682413/1989-harvard-yale/.