1903 Harvard Crimson football team

American college football season

The 1903 Harvard Crimson football team represented Harvard University in the 1903 college football season. The Crimson finished with a 9–3 record under first-year head coach John Cranston.[1][2]Walter Camp selected two Harvard players as first-team selections to his 1903 College Football All-America Team. They were tackle Daniel Knowlton and guard Andrew Marshall.[3]

The 1903 season was also notable for the opening of Harvard Stadium, which hosted its first game on November 14 against Dartmouth.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 26 3:07 p.m. Williams W 17–0 [4][5][6]
September 30 4:00 p.m. Bowdoin
  • Soldiers’ Field
  • Boston, MA
W 24–0 [7][8]
October 3 3:00 p.m. Maine
  • Soldiers’ Field
  • Boston, MA
W 6–0 [9][10]
October 7 4:00 p.m. Bates
  • Soldiers’ Field
  • Boston, MA
W 23–0 3,000 [11][12]
October 10 3:00 p.m. Amherst
  • Soldiers’ Field
  • Boston, MA
L 0–5 2,000 [13][14][15]
October 14 4:00 p.m. Wesleyan
  • Soldiers’ Field
  • Boston, MA
W 17–6 3,500 [16][17]
October 17 at Army W 5–0 8,000–30,000 [18][19][20]
October 24 3:00 p.m. Brown
  • Soldiers’ Field
  • Boston, MA
W 29–0 9,000 [21][22][23]
October 31 3:00 p.m. Carlisle
  • Soldiers’ Field
  • Boston, MA
W 12–11 12,000 [24][25][26][27]
November 7 at Penn W 17–10 23,000 [28][29][30][31]
November 14 3:00 p.m. Dartmouth L 0–11 15,000 [32][33][34][35]
November 21 2:00 p.m. Yale
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 0–16 37,000 [36][37][38][39][40][41]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “1903 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results”. SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  2. ^ “Harvard Football Yearly Records”. GoCrimson.com. Harvard University. Archived from the original on August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  3. ^ “Walter Camp Names All American Team”. The Trenton Times. 1903-12-10.
  4. ^ “First Game.—Harvard Will Play Williams Today”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. September 26, 1903. p. 6. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ “Crimson Triumphant”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. September 27, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  6. ^ “Crimson Triumphs (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. September 27, 1903. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  7. ^ “Harvard Vs Bowdoin”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. September 30, 1903. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  8. ^ “Bowdoin Gives Harvard Quite A Lively Fight”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 1, 1903. p. 7. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  9. ^ “Harvard Vs Maine”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 3, 1903. p. 11. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  10. ^ “Crimson Line Badly Shaken”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 4, 1903. p. 2. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  11. ^ “Against Bates”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 7, 1903. p. 8. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  12. ^ “Harvard Plays Rushing Game”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 8, 1903. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  13. ^ “Has A Chance”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 10, 1903. p. 3. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  14. ^ “Amherst 5, Harvard 0”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 11, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  15. ^ “Amherst 5, Harvard 0 (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 11, 1903. p. 10. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  16. ^ “Do Better”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 14, 1903. p. 8. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  17. ^ “On A Fumble”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 15, 1903. p. 8. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  18. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (October 18, 1903). “Harvard 5, West Point, 0”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  19. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (October 18, 1903). “Harvard 5, West Point, 0 (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 2. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  20. ^ “Harvard, 5; West Point, 0”. The New York Times. New York, New York. October 18, 1903. p. 14. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  21. ^ “Brown Today”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 24, 1903. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  22. ^ “Play Fast Football”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 25, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  23. ^ “Play Fast Football (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 25, 1903. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  24. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (October 31, 1903). “Harvard Plays Indians Today”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  25. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (October 31, 1903). “Harvard Plays Indians Today (continued)”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  26. ^ “Indians Spring The Trick Play”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 1, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  27. ^ “Indians Spring The Trick Play (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 1, 1903. p. 9. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  28. ^ “Harvard And Penn Teams Meet Today”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 7, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  29. ^ “Harvard And Penn Teams Meet Today (continued)”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 7, 1903. p. 7. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  30. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 8, 1903). “Harvard 17, Pennsy 10”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  31. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 8, 1903). “Harvard 17, Pennsy 10 (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  32. ^ “Expects A Hard Game”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 14, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  33. ^ “Expects A Hard Game (continued)”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 14, 1903. p. 3. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  34. ^ “Excelled All Around”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 15, 1903. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  35. ^ “Excelled All Around (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. November 15, 1903. p. 8. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  36. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 21, 1903). “Harvard And Yale Ready For The Fray”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  37. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 21, 1903). “Harvard And Yale Ready For The Fray (continued)”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 7. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  38. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 21, 1903). “Harvard And Yale Ready For The Fray (continued)”. The Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 8. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  39. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 21, 1903). “Harvard Fight Hard But Yale Wins 16-0”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  40. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 21, 1903). “Yale Wins 16-0 (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 5. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  41. ^ Webb, Melville E., Jr. (November 21, 1903). “Yale Wins 16-0 (continued)”. The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. 9. Retrieved March 30, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.