1890 Harvard Crimson football team

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1890 Harvard Crimson football
Consensus National Champions
Conference Independent
1890 record 11–0
Head coach George A. Stewart (1st year) &
George C. Adams (1st year)
« 1889 1891 »

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


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
October 4 Phillips Exeter Academy* Cambridge, MA W 41–0  
October 8 Dartmouth* Cambridge, MA W 43–0  
October 11 Amherst* Cambridge, MA W 74–6  
October 13 Williams* Cambridge, MA W 38–0  
October 18 Dartmouth* Cambridge, MA W 64–0  
October 22 Bowdoin* Cambridge, MA W 54–0  
October 25 Wesleyan* Cambridge, MA W 55–0  
November 1 Cornell* Cambridge, MA W 77–0  
November 8 Orange AC* Cambridge, MA W 33–0  
November 15 at Amherst* Amherst, MA W 64–0  
November 22 vs. Yale* Springfield, MA (Rivalry) W 12–6  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.