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Template:Infobox college sports team season Template:1944 Eastern college football independents records The 1944 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1944 college football season. In its second and final season under head coach Henry N. Lamar, the team compiled a 5–1 record and outscored its opponents 100 to 37. Walter H. Trumbull Jr. was the team captain.[1]

For 1944, as in 1943, rather than scheduling its usual mix of Ivy League opponents and national college football powerhouses, Harvard played a shorter schedule of smaller New England colleges and military teams. Its football record book describes these two World War II-era seasons as "informal".[1]

Harvard played its home games at Harvard Stadium in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 16 Tufts
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 19–12 12,000 [2]
September 23 Bates
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 43–6 8,000 [3]
September 30 [[{{{school}}}|Worcester Tech]]
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 13–0 8,500 [4]
October 7 Boston College
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 13–0 43,000 [5]
November 11 Melville PT Boat Training Center
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 0–13 7,500 [6]
November 18 at Tufts
  • Ellis Oval
  • Medford, MA
W 12–6 5,000 [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Football Record Book: Year-by-Year Results". Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University. https://gocrimson.com/documents/2020/6/17//FBL_RecordBook_Year_by_Year_Results.pdf?id=6334. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. "Harvard's Eleven Downs Tufts, 19-12". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S1. September 17, 1944.
  3. "Harvard Crushes Bates on Gridiron". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S3. September 24, 1944.
  4. "Harvard Turns Back Worcester Tech, 13-0". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S3. October 1, 1944.
  5. "43,000 See Harvard Down Eagles, 13-0". The New York Times. Associated Press (New York, N.Y.): p. S3. October 8, 1944.
  6. Kane, Dan (November 12, 1944). "Navy P.T. Shells Harvard, 13-0". The Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass.): p. 26. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/54867583/1944-harvard-melville.
  7. "Harvard Victor over Tufts". The New York Times. United Press International (New York, N.Y.): p. S3. November 19, 1944.
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