1875–76 Harvard Crimson football team

The 1875–76 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1875 college football season. The team finished with a 4–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the National Championship Foundation and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis.[1] The team captain was William A. Whiting.[2]

1875 Harvard Crimson football
National champion (NCF)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
Record4–0
Head coach
  • None
CaptainWilliam A. Whiting
Seasons
← 1874
1876 →
1875 college football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Harvard     4 0 0
Princeton     2 0 0
Columbia     4 1 1
Rutgers     1 1 1
Yale     2 2 0
Stevens     3 3 0
Tufts     0 1 0
NYU     0 1 0
Wesleyan     0 1 0
Canada All-Stars     0 2 0
CCNY     0 3 0

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 23at Canada All-StarsMontreal, QCW 1–0
October 27at TuftsMedford, MAW 1–0
November 13at YaleW 4–0[3][4]
May 8, 1876Canada All-StarsCambridge, MAW 1–0

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. ^ "Football Game Between Harvard and Yale Today". The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 13, 1875. p. 5. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  4. ^ "Foot Ball.—The Match Between Harvard And Yale – Harvard Victorious". Boston Evening Transcript. Boston, Massachusetts. November 15, 1875. p. 1. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .