1898 Harvard Crimson football team

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1898 Harvard Crimson football
Co-National Champions
Conference Independent
1898 record 11–0
Head coach William Forbes (2nd year)
« 1897 1899 »

The 1898 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1898 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, and National Championship Foundation. Princeton, which finished the 1898 season 11-0-1, was named champion by Parke Davis. The Harvard team outscored their opponents 257 to 19 during the season.[1]


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
October 1 Dartmouth* Cambridge, MA W 21–0  
October 1 Williams* Cambridge, MA W 11–0  
October 5 Bowdoin* Cambridge, MA W 28–6  
October 12 Amherst* Cambridge, MA W 53–2  
October 15 at Army* West Point, NY W 28–0  
October 19 Newton AC* Cambridge, MA W 22–0  
October 22 Chicago AA* Cambridge, MA W 39–0  
October 29 Carlisle* Cambridge, MA W 11–5  
November 5 Penn* Cambridge, MA W 10–0  
November 12 Brown* Cambridge, MA W 17–6  
November 19 at Yale* Yale FieldNew Haven, CT (Rivalry) W 17–0  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.