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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1996 Ivy League football standings The 1996 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Crimson tied for second-to-last in the Ivy League.

In their third year under head coach Timothy Murphy, the Crimson compiled a 4–6 record and were outscored 164 to 163. Sean Riley was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 2–5 conference record tied for sixth in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson were outscored 115 to 98 by Ivy opponents.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21 at Columbia L 13–20 OT 5,760 [3]
September 28 at Bucknell*
  • Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium
  • Lewisburg, PA
W 30–7 6,064 [4]
October 5 Lafayette* L 7–17 8,860 [5]
October 12 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 13–20 8,700 [6]
October 19 at Holy Cross* W 28–25 4,647 [7]
October 26 at Princeton W 24–0 14,410 [8]
November 2 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 3–6 17,100 [9]
November 9 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–31 2,133 [10]
November 16 at Penn L 12–17 21,509 [11]
November 23 Yale
W 26–21 24,470 [12]
  • *Non-conference 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. 36-37. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Lessels, Allen (September 22, 1996). "Sour Finish for Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C15. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59165217/1996-columbia-harvard/.
  4. Vellante, John (September 29, 1996). "Harvard Defense Puts Squeeze on Lemon, Bucknell". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C13. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59166758/1996-bucknell-harvard/.
  5. Pave, Marvin (October 6, 1996). "Harvard Comes Close, but ...". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59169251/1996-harvard-lafayette/.
  6. McShea, Keith (October 14, 1996). "Levitt, CU Top Harvard". The Ithaca Journal (Ithaca, N.Y.): p. 3B. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59179286/1996-cornell-harvard/.
  7. Lessels, Allen (October 20, 1996). "Linden Puts Wind in Harvard's Sails". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. D19. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59180596/1996-harvard-hc/.
  8. Burris, Joe (October 27, 1996). "Harvard Gains Its Second Wind, Wins". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C18. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59182134/1996-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Concannon, Joe (November 3, 1996). "Harvard Loses by a Foot". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. F17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59183566/1996-dartmouth-harvard/.
  10. Burris, Joe (November 10, 1996). "Brown Just Too Much; When It Rains, It Pours for Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C16. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59184986/1996-brown-harvard/.
  11. Juliano, Joe (November 17, 1996). "Reserve QB Leads Penn Over Harvard". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. C16. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30125556/reserve-qb-leads-penn-over-harvard/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 24, 1996). "Crimson Haunt Yale's Cozza to the End; Elis' Comeback Falls Short". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59187846/1996-harvard-yale/.