1890 Harvard Crimson football team

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1890 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson football team (1890).jpg
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1890 record 11–0
Head coach George A. Stewart (1st year) &
George C. Adams (1st year)
Captain Arthur 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
Cornell         8 4 0
Michigan         4 1 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
Washington         0 0 1
Columbia         1 5 1
Colorado         0 4 0

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]

Schedule[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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.