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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1991 Ivy League football standings The 1991 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1991 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Harvard finished third in the Ivy League.

In their 21st year under head coach Joe Restic, the Crimson compiled a 4–5–1 record and were outscored 223 to 203. John Lausch was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 4–2–1 conference record placed third in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson outscored Ivy opponents 163 to 160.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21 Columbia W 21–16 12,200 [3]
September 28 at Army* L 20–21 35,881 [4]
October 5 No. 7 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 13–28 16,225 [5]
October 12 at Fordham*
L 7–14 5,762 [6]
October 19 at Cornell L 17–22 12,500 [7]
October 26 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 24–21 21,506 [8]
November 2 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
T 31–31 19,638 [9]
November 9 at Brown W 35–29 5,750 [10]
November 16 Penn
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 22–18 9,577 [11]
November 23 at Yale L 13–23 40,091 [12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee 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. 34. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Monahan, Bob (September 22, 1991). "Harvard Sophomore Giardi Is a Jinx for Columbia". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 69. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58552673/1991-columbia-harvard/.
  4. Monahan, Bob (September 29, 1991). "Army Eludes Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 69. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58554419/1991-harvard-army/.
  5. Concannon, Joe (October 6, 1991). "Holy Cross Jars Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 57. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58555993/1991-harvard-hc/.
  6. Grunwald, Michael (October 13, 1991). "Harvard Fails to Finish the Job". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 70. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58557488/1991-fordham-harvard/.
  7. Robbins, Liz (October 20, 1991). "Harvard Stalls Out in Second Half Again". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 65. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58558656/1991-o19-ivies/.
  8. Rockoff, Jonathan D. (October 27, 1991). "Princeton Falls Short vs. Harvard". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. 10-E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58559249/1991-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Concannon, Joe (November 3, 1991). "Harvard Tangles Up Field Goal and Can't Get Untied". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 66. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58576700/1991-dartmouth-harvard/.
  10. Concannon, Joe (November 10, 1991). "Johnson Gives Harvard a Rush". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 69. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58578554/1991-brown-harvard/.
  11. Concannon, Joe (November 17, 1991). "Harvard's Victory Loses Its Impact". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 103. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58589362/1991-harvard-penn/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 24, 1991). "Yale Rises Up to Get The Win". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 49. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58590651/1991-harvard-yale/.