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1899 Harvard Crimson football team

The 1899 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1899 college football season. The team finished with a 10–0–1 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation. Princeton compiled a 12–1 record and was named the national champion by two other selectors.[1] They outscored their opponents 210 to 10.[2]

1899 Harvard Crimson football
National champion (Helms, Houlgate, and NCF)
1899 record10–0–1
Head coachBenjamin Dibblee (1st season)
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September 30WilliamsCambridge, MAW 29–0
October 4BowdoinCambridge, MAW 13–0
October 7WesleyanCambridge, MAW 20–0
October 11AmherstCambridge, MAW 41–0
October 14at ArmyW 18–0
October 18BatesCambridge, MAW 29–0
October 21BrownCambridge, MAW 11–0
October 28CarlisleCambridge, MAW 22–10
November 4at PennW 16–0
November 11DartmouthCambridge, MAW 11–0
November 18YaleCambridge, MA (Rivalry)T 0–0



  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "1899 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.