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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1998 Ivy League football standings The 1998 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Crimson tied for fifth in the Ivy League.

In their fifth year under head coach Timothy Murphy, the Crimson compiled a 4–6 record and were outscored 211 to 136. Brendan Bibro was the team captain.[1]

Harvard's 3–4 conference record tied for fifth in the Ivy League standings. The Crimson were outscored 142 to 86 by Ivy opponents.[2]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19 at Columbia L 0–24 11,175 [3]
September 26 at Colgate* L 14–34 9,355 [4]
October 3 No. 12 Lehigh* L 17–21 5,270 [5]
October 10 Cornell
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 19–12 6,075 [6]
October 17 Holy Cross*
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 20–14 OT 5,574 [7]
October 24 at Princeton
W 23–22 25,388 [8]
October 31 at Dartmouth W 20–7 7,031 [9]
November 7 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 6–27 8,067 [10]
November 14 at Penn L 10–41 14,909 [11]
November 21 Yale
L 7–9 27,787 [12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from The Sports Network 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. 37-38. https://ivyleague.com/documents/2017/8/23/3_Year_By_Year_History_2017.pdf?id=2998. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. Concannon, Joe (September 20, 1998). "Harvard Bashed by Lions". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. D17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59539116/1998-columbia-harvard/.
  4. Mayer, Sean (September 27, 1998). "Determined on Defense". Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.): pp. 1F, 8F. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59542177/1998-colgate-harvard/.
  5. Concannon, Joe (October 4, 1998). "Crimson Pounce, Then Fizzle; Two Late Miscues Hand It to Lehigh". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. D17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59547299/1998-lehigh-harvard/.
  6. Concannon, Joe (October 11, 1998). "Mud Bath Is Rejuvenating; Menick, Harvard Clean Up on Cornell". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C19. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59548457/1998-cornell-harvard/.
  7. Monahan, Bob (October 18, 1998). "Third TD Is the Charm for Menick; He Paces Harvard's OT Win vs. Holy Cross". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. D19. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59549665/1998-harvard-hc/.
  8. Concannon, Joe (October 25, 1998). "Play Is the Thing for Menick, Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. D19. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59555953/1998-harvard-princeton/.
  9. Concannon, Joe (November 1, 1998). "Harvard Shows Bounce". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C17. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59557034/1998-dartmouth-harvard/.
  10. Concannon, Joe (November 8, 1998). "Crimson Are Hit with Combination". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C11. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59558230/1998-brown-harvard/.
  11. Juliano, Joe (November 15, 1998). "Quakers Crush Crimson, Clinch Tie for Ivy Crown". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.): p. C9. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59559898/1998-harvard-penn/.
  12. Concannon, Joe (November 22, 1998). "Yale Has Late Kick for Win". Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. C1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/59561113/1998-harvard-yale/.
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