1919 Harvard Crimson football team

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1919 Harvard Crimson football
Harvard Crimson.svg
National champion (Helms, Houlgate)
Co-national champion (CFRA, NCF, Davis)
Rose Bowl Champions, W 7–6 vs. Oregon
Conference Independent
1919 record 9–0–1
Head coach Bob Fisher (1st year)
Home stadium Harvard Stadium
« 1918 1920 »

The 1919 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1919 college football season. They finished with a 9–0–1 record and were retroactively named as the 1919 national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Houlgate System, and as a co-national champion by the College Football Researchers Association, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis.[1] They outscored their opponents 229 to 19.[2]


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 Bates* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 53–0  
October 4 Boston College* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA W 17–0   20,000
October 11 Colby* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA W 35–0  
October 18 Brown* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA W 7–0  
October 25 Virginia* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA W 47–0  
November 1 Springfield (MA)* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA W 20–0  
November 8 at Princeton* Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ T 10–10  
November 15 Tufts* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA W 23–0  
November 22 Yale* Harvard Stadium • Allston, MA (Rivalry) W 10–3  
January 1, 1920 vs. Oregon* Tournament ParkPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 7–6   35,000
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ 1919 Harvard University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 8, 2013.