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1947 Harvard Crimson football
ConferenceIndependent
1947 record4–5
Head coachDick Harlow (11th season)
Home stadiumHarvard Stadium
Seasons
← 1946
1948 →
1947 Eastern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Penn State         9 0 1
No. 7 Penn         7 0 1
Muhlenberg         9 1 0
Rutgers         8 1 0
No. 20 Columbia         7 2 0
No. 11 Army         5 2 2
Lafayette         6 3 0
Yale         6 3 0
Villanova         6 3 1
Boston University         5 3 0
Princeton         5 3 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Lehigh         5 4 0
Delaware         4 4 0
Brown         4 4 1
Dartmouth         4 4 1
Holy Cross         4 4 2
Harvard         4 5 0
Cornell         4 5 0
Syracuse         3 6 0
NYU         2 5 1
Temple         2 6 0
Duquesne         2 8 0
Colgate         1 5 2
Fordham         1 6 1
Pittsburgh         1 8 0
Drexel         0 8 0

The 1947 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1947 college football season. In its 11th season under head coach Dick Harlow, the team compiled a 4–5 record and was outscored by a total of 177 to 139.[1]

On October 11, 1947, at Charlottesville, Virginia, Harvard's Chester Middlebrook Pierce became the first African-American player to appear in a football game at a predominantly white university located south of the Potomac.[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 27[[{{{school}}}|Western Maryland]]W 52–017,000[4]
October 4Boston University
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 19–1430,000[5]
October 11at VirginiaL 0–4724,000[2]
October 18Holy Cross
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 7–028,000[6]
October 25Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 13–14[7]
November 1Rutgers
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 7–3115,000[8]
November 8Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 7–3325,000[9]
November 15Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 13–725,000[10]
November 22at YaleL 21–3170,896[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1947 Harvard Crimson Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/harvard/1947-schedule.html. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vern Miller (October 12, 1947). "Talent-Loaded Virginia Eleven Thrashes Harvard, 47-0". The Boston Globe: pp. 27, 30. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28207565/talentloaded_virginia_eleven_thrashes/.
  3. "Harvard’s Chester Pierce was trailblazer in his field and on the field". The Undefeated. https://theundefeated.com/features/harvards-chester-pierce-was-trailblazer-in-his-field-and-on-the-field/. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  4. Vern Miller (September 28, 1947). "Harvard Reveals Depth, Power Belting Western Maryland 52-0". The Boston Globe: p. 26. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28207963/harvard_reveals_depth_power_belting/.
  5. Jerry Nason (October 5, 1947). "Harvard Field Goal, Safety Subdue Stubborn B.U., 19-14". The Boston Globe: p. 29. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28208094/harvard_field_goal_safety_subdue/.
  6. Jerry Nason (October 19, 1947). "Lone Foray Into Hoya Territory Wins for Harvard, 7-0". The Boston Globe: p. 26. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28207452/lone_foray_into_hoya_territory_wins_for/.
  7. Jerry Nason (October 26, 1947). "Dartmouth Trips Harvard, 14-13". The Boston Globe: pp. 27, 32. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28207319/dartmouth_trips_harvard_1413/.
  8. Vern Miller (November 2, 1947). "Harvard Collapses, Superior Rutgers Rolls to 31-7 Triumph". The Boston Globe: pp. 29, 31. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28207206/harvard_collapses_superior_rutgers/.
  9. Melville Webb (November 9, 1947). "Princeton Claws Harvard, 33-7; Line Rips Crimson Wide Open". The Boston Globe: pp. 29-30. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28207074/princeton_claws_harvard_337_line/.
  10. Melville Webb (November 16, 1947). "Harvard Nips Brown in Fiery Finish, 13-7". The Boston Globe: p. 23. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28206984/harvard_nips_brown_in_fiery_finish_137/.
  11. Vern Miller (November 23, 1947). "Yale Power Quells Fiery Crimson, 31-21". The Boston Globe: pp. 27, 30. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28206876/yale_power_quells_fiery_crimson_3121/.
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