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1898 Harvard Crimson football team

The 1898 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1898 college football season. The team finished with an 11–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation. Princeton, which finished the 1898 season 11–0–1, was named champion by one selector, Parke H. Davis.[1] The Harvard team outscored their opponents 257 to 19 during the season.[2]

1898 Harvard Crimson football
National champion (Billingsley, Helms, Houlgate, NCF)
1898 record11–0
Head coachWilliam Cameron Forbes (2nd season)
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October 1DartmouthCambridge, MAW 21–0
October 1WilliamsCambridge, MAW 11–0
October 5BowdoinCambridge, MAW 28–6
October 12AmherstCambridge, MAW 53–2
October 15at ArmyW 28–0
October 19Newton ACCambridge, MAW 22–0
October 22Chicago AACambridge, MAW 39–0
October 29CarlisleCambridge, MAW 11–5
November 5PennCambridge, MA (Rivalry)W 10–0
November 12BrownCambridge, MAW 17–6
November 19at YaleW 17–0


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "1898 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.