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 teams of Harvard and Yale
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 have been meeting nearly annually since their first game on November 13, 1875. For an overview of these matches, see The Game.

Following is a table of dates, scores and venues of Harvard-Yale games. http://www.the-game.org/history-scores.htm http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/yahaseries.asp All games were played on Saturdays except those in 1883 and 1887 when the game was played on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Since 1945 the Game has been played in New Haven, Connecticut
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 in odd years and in Allston, Massachusetts in even years.

As of November 2011, 128 games have been played. Yale has 65 wins and Harvard has 55 wins (8 games ended as ties). Yale has the longest winning streak (eight - 1880-1889); the second longest winning streak is six (Harvard: 2001-2005; Yale: 1902-1907); and the current winning streak is five (Harvard: 2007-2011).

Results


Harvard victories are shown in ██ crimson, Yale victories in ██ blue, and tie games in ██ light gray. The - symbol denotes a skipped year.
Game Date Winning Team Score Venue Notes
1 November 13, 1875 Harvard 4g,2t–0 Hamilton Park, New Haven Until 1883, goals from a kick ("g") and touchdowns ("t") were tracked separately, and in 1875 and 1876, touchdowns did not count for a score. Harvard Crimson - 1905
2 November 18, 1876 Yale 1g–2t Hamilton Park, New Haven Harvard Crimson - 1905
3 November 23, 1878 Yale 1g–0 South End Grounds
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, Boston
Between 1877 and 1882, a touchdown counted for 1/4 of a goal. Harvard Crimson - 1905
4 November 8, 1879 Tie 0–0 Hamilton Park, New Haven
5 November 20, 1880 Yale 1g,1t–0 South End Grounds, Boston Between 1877 and 1882, a touchdown counted for 1/4 of a goal. Harvard Crimson - 1905
6 November 12, 1881 Yale 0–4s Hamilton Park, New Haven Yale was awarded victory on safeties, as, in a tie, the team having 4 or more safeties than the other would lose. Harvard Crimson - 1905
7 November 25, 1882 Yale 1g,3t-0 Holmes Field, Cambridge Between 1877 and 1882, a touchdown counted for 1/4 of a goal. Harvard Crimson - 1905
8 November 29, 1883 Yale 23–2 Polo Grounds
Polo Grounds
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, New York
Match was played on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day
9 November 22, 1884 Yale 52–0 Yale Field
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, New Haven
Harvard banned football in 1885 http://www.the-game.org/history-timeline-harvard.htm
10 November 20, 1886 Yale 29–4 Jarvis Field, Cambridge
11 November 24, 1887 Yale 17–8 Polo Grounds
Polo Grounds
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, New York
Match was played on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day
12 November 23, 1889 Yale 6–0 Hampden Park, Springfield, Massachusetts
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13 November 22, 1890 Harvard 12–6 Hampden Park, Springfield, Massachusetts
14 November 21, 1891 Yale 10–0 Hampden Park, Springfield, Massachusetts
15 November 19, 1892 Yale 6–0 Hampden Park, Springfield, Massachusetts Harvard introduced flying wedge
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 formation
16 November 25, 1893 Yale 6–0 Hampden Park, Springfield, Massachusetts New York Times game preview and lineups http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B05E0DC153EEF33A2575AC1A9679D94629ED7CF
17 November 24, 1894 Yale 12–4 Hampden Park, Springfield, Massachusetts
The 1894 game was so violent that the series was suspended for two years http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2004_11/football.html
18 November 13, 1897 Tie 0–0 Soldiers Field, Cambridge
19 November 19, 1898 Harvard 17–0 Yale Field, New Haven
20 November 18, 1899 Tie 0–0 Soldiers Field, Cambridge
21 November 24, 1900 Yale 28–0 Yale Field, New Haven
22 November 23, 1901 Harvard 22–0 Soldiers Field, Cambridge
23 November 22, 1902 Yale 23–0 Yale Field, New Haven
24 November 21, 1903 Yale 16–0 Harvard Stadium
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, Allston
25 November 19, 1904 Yale 12–0 Yale Field, New Haven
26 November 25, 1905 Yale 6–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
27 November 24, 1906 Yale 6–0 Yale Field, New Haven
28 November 23, 1907
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Yale 12–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
29 November 21, 1908 Harvard 4–0 Yale Field, New Haven HOF Harvard Coach Percy Haughton
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 allegedly strangled a live bulldog to death with his bare hands in the locker room before the game to motivate his players to victory.http://thecrimson.harvard.edu/article/2001/11/15/great-moments-in-the-history-of/
30 November 20, 1909 Yale 8–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
31 November 19, 1910 Tie 0–0 Yale Field, New Haven
32 November 25, 1911 Tie 0–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
33 November 23, 1912 Harvard 20–0 Yale Field, New Haven
34 November 22, 1913 Harvard 15–5 Harvard Stadium, Allston Electrical World article on The Game http://earlyradiohistory.us/1913foot.htm
35 November 21, 1914 Harvard 15–5 Yale Bowl
Yale Bowl
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, New Haven
Image of The Game http://mssa.library.yale.edu/madid/showzoom.php?imgNum=2713
36 November 20, 1915 Harvard 41–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
37 November 25, 1916 Yale 3–6 Yale Bowl, New Haven
38 November 22, 1919 Harvard 10–3 Harvard Stadium, Allston
39 November 20, 1920 Harvard 9–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven 80,000 fans attended http://www.yale.edu/opa/v28.n13/story11.html
40 November 19, 1921 Harvard 10–3 Harvard Stadium, Allston
41 November 25, 1922 Harvard 10–3 Yale Bowl, New Haven
42 November 24, 1923 Yale 13–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
43 November 22, 1924 Yale 19–6 Yale Bowl, New Haven
44 November 21, 1925 Tie 0–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
45 November 20, 1926 Yale 12–7 Yale Bowl, New Haven
46 November 19, 1927 Yale 14–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
47 November 24, 1928 Harvard 17–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
48 November 23, 1929 Harvard 10–6 Harvard Stadium, Allston
49 November 22, 1930 Harvard 13–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
50 November 21, 1931 Yale 3–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
51 November 19, 1932 Yale 19–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven Time Magazine article on The Game http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,744805,00.html
52 November 25, 1933 Harvard 19–6 Harvard Stadium, Allston
53 November 24, 1934 Yale 14–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
54 November 23, 1935 Yale 14–7 Harvard Stadium, Allston In 1935 Gerald Ford
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 was an assistant coach for Yale http://www.ford.utexas.edu/grf/fordbiop.htm
55 November 21, 1936 Yale 14–13 Yale Bowl, New Haven Game featured 1936 Heisman winner Larry Kelley
Larry Kelley
Lawrence Morgan "Larry" Kelley was an American football player born in Conneaut, Ohio. He played end, for Yale University. While at Yale he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Skull and Bones, and was the second winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1936, the year it was renamed in honor...

 http://www.heisman.com/winners/l-kelley36.html
56 November 20, 1937 Harvard 13–6 Harvard Stadium, Allston Game featured 1937 Heisman winner Clint Frank
Clint Frank
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 http://www.heisman.com/winners/c-frank37.html
57 November 19, 1938 Harvard 7–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
58 November 25, 1939 Yale 20–7 Harvard Stadium, Allston
59 November 23, 1940 Harvard 28–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
60 November 22, 1941 Harvard 14–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
61 November 21, 1942 Yale 7–3 Yale Bowl, New Haven
62 December 1, 1945 Yale 28–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
63 November 23, 1946 Yale 27–14 Harvard Stadium, Allston
64 November 22, 1947 Yale 31–21 Yale Bowl, New Haven
65 November 20, 1948 Harvard 20–7 Harvard Stadium, Allston
66 November 19, 1949 Yale 29–6 Yale Bowl, New Haven Game featured Yale captain Levi Jackson
Levi Jackson
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67 November 25, 1950 Yale 14–6 Harvard Stadium, Allston
68 November 24, 1951 Tie 21–21 Yale Bowl, New Haven
69 November 22, 1952 Yale 41–14 Harvard Stadium, Allston
70 November 21, 1953 Harvard 13–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
71 November 20, 1954 Harvard 13–9 Harvard Stadium, Allston
72 November 19, 1955 Yale 21–7 Yale Bowl, New Haven Ted Kennedy
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 caught Harvard touchdown pass http://www.time.com/time/magazine/printout/0,8816,940066,00.html
73 November 24, 1956 Yale 42–14 Harvard Stadium, Allston
74 November 23, 1957 Yale 54–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
75 November 22, 1958 Harvard 28–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
76 November 21, 1959 Harvard 35–6 Yale Bowl, New Haven
77 November 19, 1960 Yale 39–6 Harvard Stadium, Allston
78 November 25, 1961 Harvard 27–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
79 November 24, 1962 Harvard 14–6 Harvard Stadium, Allston
80 November 30, 1963 Yale 20–6 Yale Bowl, New Haven
81 November 21, 1964 Harvard 18–14 Harvard Stadium, Allston
82 November 20, 1965 Harvard 23–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
83 November 19, 1966 Harvard 17–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
84 November 25, 1967 Yale 24–20 Yale Bowl, New Haven
85
1968 Yale vs. Harvard football game
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November 23, 1968 Tie 29–29 Harvard Stadium, Allston Subject of 2008 documentary film Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
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http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/movies/19harv.html. Recap of game http://www.nd.edu/~tmandell/harvard.html
86 November 22, 1969 Yale 7–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
87 November 21, 1970 Harvard 14–12 Harvard Stadium, Allston
88 November 20, 1971 Harvard 35–16 Yale Bowl, New Haven
89 November 25, 1972 Yale 28–17 Harvard Stadium, Allston
90 November 24, 1973 Yale 35–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
91 November 23, 1974 Harvard 21–16 Harvard Stadium, Allston
92 November 22, 1975 Harvard 10–7 Yale Bowl, New Haven
93 November 13, 1976 Yale 21–7 Harvard Stadium, Allston
94 November 12, 1977 Yale 24–7 Yale Bowl, New Haven
95 November 18, 1978 Yale 35–28 Harvard Stadium, Allston
96 November 17, 1979 Harvard 22–7 Yale Bowl, New Haven
97 November 22, 1980 Yale 14–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
98 November 21, 1981 Yale 28–0 Yale Bowl, New Haven
99 November 20, 1982 Harvard 45-7 Harvard Stadium, Allston Harvard and Yale moved to NCAA Division I-AA, MIT pulled the famous weather ballon prank.
100 November 19, 1983 Harvard 16–7 Yale Bowl, New Haven
101 November 17, 1984 Yale 30–27 Harvard Stadium, Allston
102 November 23, 1985 Yale 17–6 Yale Bowl, New Haven
103 November 22, 1986 Harvard 24–17 Harvard Stadium, Allston
104 November 21, 1987 Harvard 14–10 Yale Bowl, New Haven
105 November 19, 1988 Yale 26–17 Harvard Stadium, Allston
106 November 18, 1989 Harvard 37–20 Yale Bowl, New Haven
107 November 17, 1990 Yale 34–19 Harvard Stadium, Allston MIT Fired a rocket with an MIT banner over the goal post
108 November 23, 1991 Yale 23–13 Yale Bowl, New Haven
109 November 21, 1992 Harvard 14–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
110 November 20, 1993 Yale 33–31 Yale Bowl, New Haven
111 November 19, 1994 Yale 32–13 Harvard Stadium, Allston
112 November 18, 1995 Harvard 22–21 Yale Bowl, New Haven
113 November 23, 1996 Harvard 26–21 Harvard Stadium, Allston
114 November 22, 1997 Harvard 17–7 Yale Bowl, New Haven
115 November 21, 1998 Yale 9–7 Harvard Stadium, Allston
116 November 20, 1999 Yale 24–21 Yale Bowl, New Haven
117 November 18, 2000 Yale 34–24 Harvard Stadium, Allston
118 November 17, 2001 Harvard 35–23 Yale Bowl, New Haven
119 November 23, 2002 Harvard 30–13 Harvard Stadium, Allston Images from The Game http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/gallery/harvard_yale_game/01.html
120 November 22, 2003 Harvard 37–19 Yale Bowl, New Haven 53,136 fans attended http://yalebulldogs.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/112203aaa.html
121 November 20, 2004 Harvard 35–3 Harvard Stadium, Allston Recap http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/daily/2004/11/20-thegame.html Yale pulled a high-profile prank.
122 November 19, 2005 Harvard 30–24 (3OT) Yale Bowl, New Haven
123 November 18, 2006 Yale 34–13 Harvard Stadium, Allston
124 November 17, 2007 Harvard 37–6 Yale Bowl, New Haven
125 November 22, 2008 Harvard 10–0 Harvard Stadium, Allston
126 November 21, 2009 Harvard 14-10 Yale Bowl, New Haven
127 November 20, 2010 Harvard 28-21 Harvard Stadium, Allston
128 November 19, 2011 Harvard 45-7 Yale Bowl, New Haven Tragic fatal U-Haul crash during tailgate.http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/nov/20/three-hospitalized-after-uhaul-crash/
Same score as Harvard record-setting 1982 game.

See also

  • Harvard-Yale football games (The Game)
  • Harvard-Yale Regatta
    Harvard-Yale Regatta
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     (boat race)
  • Army–Navy Game