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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1941 Eastern college football independents records The 1941 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1941 college football season. In its seventh season under head coach Dick Harlow, the team compiled a 5–2–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 70 to 43. The team was ranked No. 17 in the AP Poll released on November 10, 1941, and No. 19 in the poll released on November 24, 1941.[1]

Harvard's Endicott Peabody won the 1941 Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy as the best collegiate lineman and was the only player to be unanimously selected by all nine official selectors as a first-team player on the 1941 All-America team.[2] Peabody and end Loren MacKinney were also selected by the Associated Press as first-team players on the 1941 All-Eastern football team.[3] Peabody was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and served as Governor of Massachusetts.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 4at PennL 0–1940,000[4][5]
October 11CornellL 0–720,000[6]
October 18Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 7–037,000[7]
October 25 No. 5 Navy
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 20–640,000[8]
November 1at PrincetonW 6–418,000[9]
November 8 No. 11 Army
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 20–653,000[10]
November 15BrownNo. 17
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 23–720,000[11]
November 22Yale
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
W 14–053,000[12]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. "1941 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1941-schedule.html. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  2. "Football Award Winners". National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 8. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2016/awards.pdf. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  3. "MacKinney and Peabody on A.P. Eastern Eleven". The Boston Daily Globe: p. 28. December 5, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/36483061/mackinney_and_peabody_on_ap_eastern/.
  4. Fred Byrod (October 5, 1941). "Penn Power Crushes Harvard, 19 to 0: 50,000 Fans See Stiff, Odell, Brundage Star". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. 1S. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35836398/penn_power_crushes_harvard_19_to_0/.
  5. "Penn Batters Harvard, 19-0". New York Daily News: p. 88. October 5, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35858664/penn_batters_harvard_190/.
  6. "Pass Wins for Cornell, 7-0, Over Harvard". New York Daily News: p. 97. October 12, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35858766/pass_wins_for_cornell_70_over_harvard/.
  7. "Harvard Upsets Dartmouth, 7-0". New York Daily News: p. 41C. October 19, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35858859/harvard_upsets_dartmouth_70/.
  8. "Navy tied by Harvard". Pittsburgh Press. United Press: p. 11, part 3. October 26, 1941. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9XcbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_kwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4320%2C3749381.
  9. "Harvard Wins, 6-5 On 87-Yard Run". New York Daily News: p. 41C. November 2, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35859056/harvard_wins_65_on_87yard_run/.
  10. "Harvard uncovers scoring punch to kayo Army, 20-7". Pittsburgh. United Press: p. 14, part 3. November 9, 1941. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=n3IbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bUwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2509%2C2210520.
  11. "Harvard Rolls Over Brown Bear, 23-7". New York Daily News: p. 100. November 16, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35859172/harvard_rolls_over_brown_bear_237/.
  12. "Harvard Beats Back Yale, 14-0". New York Daily News: p. 96. November 23, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35859261/harvard_beats_back_yale_140/.