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1890 Harvard Crimson football team

The 1890 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1890 college football season. The team finished with an 11–0 record and was retroactively named national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] They outscored their opponents 555 to 12, and in eight of their games they scored at least 41 points.[2]

1890 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson football team (1890).jpg
National champion (multiple selectors)
ConferenceIndependent
1890 record11–0
Head coachGeorge A. Stewart &
George C. Adams (1st season)
CaptainArthur Cumnock
Seasons
← 1889
1891 →
1890 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         11 0 0
Yale         13 1 0
California         4 0 0
Virginia         5 2 0
Michigan         4 1 0
Cornell         8 4 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
Georgetown         3 3 1
Washington         0 0 1
Columbia         1 5 1
Colorado         0 4 0

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 4Phillips Exeter AcademyCambridge, MAW 41–0
October 8DartmouthCambridge, MA (Rivalry)W 43–0
October 11AmherstCambridge, MAW 74–6
October 13WilliamsCambridge, MAW 38–0
October 18DartmouthCambridge, MAW 64–0
October 22BowdoinCambridge, MAW 54–0
October 25WesleyanCambridge, MAW 55–0
November 1CornellCambridge, MAW 77–0
November 8Orange ACCambridge, MAW 33–0
November 15at AmherstAmherst, MAW 64–0
November 22vs. YaleSpringfield, MA (Rivalry)W 12–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "1890 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.