1874–75 Harvard Crimson football team

The 1874–75 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1874 college football season. The team finished with a 1–1 record and was retroactively named co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] The team captain was Arthur B. Ellis.[2]

1874 Harvard Crimson football
McGill v harvard football game 1874.jpg
Harvard at McGill, October 23, 1874
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
Record1–1
Head coach
  • None
CaptainArthur B. Ellis
Home stadiumJarvis Field
Seasons
← 1873
1875 →
1874 college football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Yale     3 0 0
Princeton     2 0 0
Harvard     1 1 0
Tufts     1 0 0
Stevens     3 1 0
Rutgers     1 3 0
Columbia     1 5 0
NYU     0 1 0
McGill     0 1 0

After the first rugby football game in the United States was played by McGill University visiting Harvard in May 1874, Harvard traveled to Montreal for another rugby style game in October. No goals were scored, the game ended in a 0–0 tie, but Harvard had scored three tries to win the game in front of 2,000 spectators.[3][4]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 23, 18743:30 p.m.at McGill
W 0–0 (Harvard scored 3 tries)3,000[5][6][7][8]
June 4, 18753:00 p.m.TuftsL 0–1[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Poll Champions" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2017. p. 110. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "Harvard Football Yearly Results". Harvard University. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ MacDonald, D.A.L. (November 27, 1970). "Montreal's Cup Float recalls how McGill started grid mania". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Early Football". San Jose Evening News. November 13, 1915. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "Round Town". Montreal Star. Montreal, Quebec. October 23, 1873. p. 2. Retrieved March 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  6. ^ "International Foot-Ball Match". The Burlington Free Press. Burlington, Vermont. October 26, 1873. p. 3. Retrieved March 26, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ "Early Football". The Evening News. San Jose, California. November 13, 1915. p. 4. Retrieved August 22, 2014 – via Google News.
  8. ^ MacLean, Dan (November 27, 1970). "Montreal's Cup Float recalls how McGill started grid mania". The Montreal Gazette. Montreal, Quebec. Retrieved August 22, 2014 – via Google News.
  9. ^ "Tufts Against Harvard in a Foot Ball Contest". The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. June 5, 1875. p. 1. Retrieved March 27, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .