A SHORT HISTORY OF FOOTBALL AT HARVARD
1874: In its inaugural game, Harvard defeats McGill University of Montreal, 3 goals to 0.
1888: Harvard forfeits to Yale when the Harvard faculty refuses to let the team travel to New York to play.
1890: Harvard, 11-0, captures its first of seven national championships. The average weight per player: 164.5 lbs.
1893: William H. Lewis becomes the school's first African-American team captain. He later becomes assistant United States attorney general. That same year, Harvard unveils football's first scoreboard.
1903: The team moves into Harvard Stadium, the first permanent concrete stadium of its kind in the US.
1920: Harvard wins the Rose Bowl and the last of its seven national titles. A 7-6 triumph over Oregon is the school's lone postseason appearance.
1956: The Ivy League begins formal play in football.
1968: Harvard scores 16 points in the game's last 42 seconds to tie Yale. The 29-29 ``win'' caps a 8-0-1 season, the school's first undefeated year since 1920.
1971: Joe Restic wins his first game at Harvard, beginning a 23-year tenure, the longest of the school's 27 head coaches.