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November 21, again in Springfield, MA, again Harvard and Yale undefeated and untied for the contest and Yale won 10—0. Yale finished the season with a 13—0 record. Harvard, nursing a game win streak over two seasons, ended the season 13—1. The play of the game was a fumble returned for a touchdown by Laurie Bliss. Harvard introduced the flying wedge to football November 19 at the beginning of the second half before 21, spectators. Keep your eyes open and do not let them draw you in". Lorin F. Deland , an unpaid adviser to the Harvard team and an avid chess player, suggested the tactic.
Yale won, 6—0. The flying wedge was outlawed two years after its introduction. Bergin writes: "The legacy of the wedge is perceptible in the austere rules of today's game, by which a 'man in motion' can run away from the line literally, but if he takes a step forward before the ball is snapped his team is penalized. Offensive lineman must not move a muscle or even turn their heads before the snap.
Deland would coach Harvard for three games in and co-author with Walter Camp the seminal Football published in Mass-momentum plays based on the flying wedge were the rage in the sport. The result was mayhem that eventually prompted intervention in by Teddy Roosevelt to help reform rules governing play. In an era before players employed protective equipment of any type, the result of rough play was a given; however, competition between the Yale and Harvard football programs was placed on hiatus, seven players denoted in "dying condition" after the contest, according to the German daily newspaper Munchener Nachrichten.
Frank Hinkey has been alleged to have broken the collarbone of a Harvard player following a fair catch. Rumors circulated post-game he died in a local hospital. Violence ensued among fans in the streets of Springfield. The Harvard faculty voted by a two-to-one margin to abolish football. Harvard President Charles W. Eliot supported the faculty. The Harvard Corporation sided, however, with alumni and students who championed the sport. Howland were among the committee's members.
Ray Tompkins, a former teammate of Camp as well as a two-time captain at the guard position,  confided to Camp during the crisis of '94 that football was too American to be abrogated by any one or more faculty. Yale and Harvard took a two-year hiatus on the football rivalry. Both would later coach the Crimson. Bill Reid, a fullback , scored two touchdowns versus Yale. Harvard achieved a rare victory in the series, its third in 19 contests. Reid was rewarded with his picture published in Harper's Weekly.
Haughton was on the gridiron, too, for the Crimson.
Gordon Brown , a four-time first team All American at the guard position, captained a Yale Bulldogs football team that held scoreless eleven of thirteen opponents. November 21 Harvard hosted Yale at Harvard Stadium for the first time. Yale won, 16—0, before an estimated crowd of 40, November 25 was the conclusion of another undefeated, untied season for Yale.
An estimated crowd of 43, at Soldiers Field witnessed a 6 — 0 Yale win and enough violent play to prompt the delivery of a note from the benefactor who donated to Soldier Field to Harvard, Henry Lee Higginson , to Crimson head coach Bill Reid. The note requested the withdrawal of the Crimson team from the playing field. Harvard finished the season 8—2—1, Yale 10—0. The game played November 21 marked the end of a six-game winning streak for Yale. Hamilton Fish III, captain of the team and acting captain when that year's captain was injured was a mainstay at tackle the — seasons.
Percy Haughton, Harvard's first professional coach, was understood to had strangled to death a bulldog during the pregame pep talk. This contest was his first as a head coach versus Yale. Contemporary research concludes that at worse Haughton "strangled" a papier mache bulldog and tied another such creation to the back fender of his automobile. November 20 in Boston Harvard and Yale competed for the national championship. Ted Coy captained Yale squad that shutout Harvard, 8—0.
Coy threw a touchdown pass and Harvard didn't advance pass the Yale 30 yard line the entire contest. The pair were respectively right guard and right tackle on offense. Their coach Percy Haughton also would win election to the Hall of Fame. Harvard would dominate the series from to , earning an 8—1—2 record.
The game played on November 21 was the inaugural event at the Yale Bowl. William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt were said to be among the spectators, a throng estimated at more than 70, but less than 74, The day's memorable play was a yard touchdown run after a recovered fumble by Jeff Coolidge. Coolidge gathered the Yale fumble with Harvard leading by two touchdowns.
November 20 Harvard defeats Yale 41—0, the program's largest margin of victory in the series. Team captain Eddie Mahan scores 4 touchdowns and kicks five extra points.
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Bingham authored an announcement under byline in the November 15 issue of the Harvard Crimson. Bingham, a track star and team captain, was appointed Harvard's first Athletic Director a decade later. He held the position — Coach Bob Fisher's Harvard Crimson football team concluded an undefeated regular season November 22 with a 10—3 victory at the Stadium before an estimated crowd of 50, Arnold Horween , who would later coach the Crimson, kicked a field goal and Eddie Casey scored on a reception in the first half.
Robert Sedgwick helped anchor an outstanding offensive and defensive line that day and throughout the season. Only one touchdown was scored against Harvard during the season. Harvard dominated completely Yale at the Bowl, 9—0, before an estimated crowd of nearly 80, Charles Buell kicked two field goals and Arnold Horween kicked one while Harvard controlled the line of scrimmage. The Harvard Crimson football team outrushed its Yale counterpart yards to 68 and outpassed it yards to Buell quarterbacked the national champions.
November 24 the game was played on, according to Grantland Rice , "a gridiron of seventeen lakes, five quagmires and a water hazard " in Boston. Ducky Pond , future Yale head coach and All American for the season, returned a fumble 67 yards for a touchdown, Yale's first touchdown versus Harvard since World War I.
Yale head coach T. Dwight Jones , future member of the College Football Hall of Fame, advised before the opening kickoff, "Gentlemen, you are about to play Harvard. You will never do anything else so important for the rest of your lives. He'd just completed "Operation Mallory". Twenty two bridges were destroyed out of twenty four that spanned the Po River in Italy, disrupting the flow of supplies to German soldiers.
Mallory would have discharged from service soon after touchdown. The Yale athletics department awards a prize in Mallory's memory to "the senior man who, on the field of play and in his life at Yale, best represents the highest ideals of American sportsmanship and Yale tradition". The winner is announced at Class Day. The Yale Banner, the senior class yearbook, published: "Bill Mallory was, to put it mildly, an all-around football player.
He backed the line sharply, ran effectively, kicked field goals with unbelievable skill, and blocked flawlessly. It was his leadership, perhaps, more than any other factor, that brought Yale its last undefeated, untied season. November 21 the game, between a 5—2 Yale team and a 4—3 Harvard team, ended in what the Harvard Crimson hailed as "a scoreless victory. Jones's charges couldn't decide what play to call on the Harvard one-foot line against Bob Fisher's defense as time ran down in the fourth quarter.
Yale was in "scoring position" six times over the course of the contest but never crossed the goal line. November 21 contest showcased the final gridiron competition between Yale captain Albie Booth and Harvard captain Barry Wood, who lettered three times each in football, ice hockey and baseball. Harvard was undefeated at 7—0. Yale was 3—1—2. Booth kicked a late fourth quarter field goal , the sole points scored. November 21 Yale won, 14—13, at the Bowl. Heisman Trophy winner Larry Kelley captained the squad. Future Heisman trophy winners Clint Frank and Kelley collaborated on 42 yard pass play, Kelley scoring, to forge a 14—0 halftime lead.
Harvard missed an extra point in the fourth quarter and Yale held on for the win. November 20 Harvard won, 13—6, through snow flurries at the Stadium. The teams rushing attacks totaled yards. Harvard's Torbert Macdonal, who would captain the Crimson team, gained yards on 10 carries. Yale's Al Hessberg gained 98 yards on 15 carries. Clint Frank scored on an one-yard run in the third quarter.
Yale's second Heisman Trophy winner played with a severe injury most of the contest but made "fifty tackles" according to Stanley Woodward, the sports journalist credited with the first printed mention of the "ivy colleges" or Ivy League, of the New York Herald Tribune. Peabody started three straight seasons on the offensive line. Harvard rushed from scrimmage for yards, Don McNicol accounting for yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. Peabody finished sixth in the balloting for the season's Heisman Trophy.
Jackson had been a sergeant in the U. November 22 Yale won, 41—14, at the Stadium. The box score noted Charley Yeager scored Yale's 41st point on a pass reception, from the holder. Conversions were worth one point, kicked, ran or passed in that era. Yeager, who stood 5 feet, 5 inches and weighed pounds, was Yale's head football manager. Yeager wore a pristine jersey numbered 99 as he scored on a squareout route, flanked right. At the time rumblings were heard that Harvard might cease fielding a football team.
The November 19 game was won by Yale, 21—7. Ted Kennedy, in jersey numbered 88, caught a pass for a touchdown in the third quarter for Harvard's sole touchdown in New Haven on a snowy day before a crowd that included his brother, Senator John F. Wagner, Jr. Harvard, in turn, was held to 78 rushing yards on 33 carries. November 24 Denny McGill gained yards on 8 carries and scored on runs of two and seventy-eight yards to stake Yale a 14—0 lead. The Ivy League athletic conference became fully operational in Yale won the first Ivy League football title with an undefeated, untied record playing a round-robin schedule versus Harvard, Princeton , Brown , Columbia , Cornell , Dartmouth and Penn.
November 23 Harvard first year head coach John Yovicsin, recommended by Dick Harlow ,  brought his team to New Haven with an injured starting quarterback. Yale lead 34—0 by halftime, the Harvard Class of dispatching a telegram to Yovicsin's counterpart, Jordan Olivar , to "Please" take it easy on the Crimson in the second half. Yale scored 20 points to complete the scoring. Including this contest the Crimson would enjoy a 35—24—1 record versus the Bulldogs over the next six decades under three head coaches, Yovicsin, Restic and Murphy.
By contrast the Yale program had six coaches during the period, four during Murphy's career at Harvard. Pyle, who captained the NFL Championship —winning Bears, lead the last untied and undefeated Yale team since Yale's first play from scrimmage netted a yard touchdown run by Ken Wolfe.
Harvard quarterback Charlie Ravenal turned over a pitchout that John Hutcherson returned 42 yards for a touchdown early in the afternoon. Harvard scored with Yale leading, 39—0. Kennedy , Harvard College , Class of and Yale University honorand and commencement speaker. Both were filled with action, great individual efforts, and costly misplays, each terminating in breathtaking climaxes Yale won, 24—20, on a soggy playing surface under clearing skies November 25, , at Yale Bowl. What's understood as the largest crowd to attend a football game in the Ivy League era, 68,, was present.
Yale scored first on a recovery in the endzone. Offensive end Del Marting scored. The second score, off a leghty improvisational quarterback scramble by Dowling, was a yard pass completion to Calvin Hill. It's kind of a play. Dowling gets in trouble and I wave my hand and he throws it to me. Then Harvard scored three touchdowns, one each in the second, third and fourth quarters. Harvard, led by left handed quarterback Ric Zimmerman, Vic Gatto next year's captain and Ray Hornblower, overcame a seventeen-point Yale lead to score twenty unanswered points.
Then late in the fourth quarter Dowling delivered deftly a yard pass to Del Marting for the winning touchdown. Yale claimed the victory soon after Ken O'Connell fumbled on Harvard's next series. The game played November 23, , was highlighted by the Crimson scoring 16 points in the final 42 seconds to tie a highly touted Bulldog squad. Harvard head coach John Yovicsin substituted twice quarterback Frank Champi—number 27, the man of the moment who earned one varsity H at Harvard  —for George Lalich to reignite the Crimson's nearly-extinguished offense.
Champi singed the Yale defense at the close of the first half with a touchdown drive however, Yovicsin returned Champi to the bench at the start of the second half , then Champi, again substituting for the lackluster Lalich, immolated the Yale defense in the closing minutes of the contest. Yale lost six fumbles, an all-time record, adding logs to the fire. Poor officiating and poor timekeeping contributed to the outcome, Yale partisans and players have suggested; nonetheless, Pete Varney, who would later play MLB , ran a slant route, caught the pass right in front of a Yale linebacker Ed Franklin, and Harvard had its 29th point.
Yale had a game winning streak. Both teams were 8—0. For the first time since both adversaries were undefeated and untied for the contest. Yale was ranked at the lower end of a few top national college football polls. The Penn Quakers finished third in the standings and won five League games by close scores but were defeated by Harvard, 28—6, and Yale, 30— John T. Downey, a Yale football letterwinner before joining the CIA , was a prisoner-of-war in His Chinese captors allowed correspondences from home while he endured solitary confinement.
Downey received from a friend a postcard announcing Yale had won, 29— Months later he learned of the "loss". November 22 Yale outlasted Harvard, 7—0, and shared the League football title with Dartmouth and Princeton. Each team suffered one loss. Harvard's offense help preserve the shutout. The unit advanced to the Yale ten yard line in the last few minutes of the fourth quarter but missed anticlimactically a yard field goal attempt moments before game time expired.
In Boston November 25 Yale overcame a 17—0 Harvard second quarter lead with 28 unanswered points. Yale won, 28— Dick Jauron, who rushed for yards, setting the all-time record in the series,  and captain Dick Perschel, at linebacker, lead the Bulldogs to the come from behind victory. Harvard's Ted DeMars rushed for yards, including an yard first quarter touchdown. Harvard was held scoreless after quarterback Eric Crone's one yard touchdown run and the successful conversion kick.
Momentum swung away from Harvard after fumbling on its one-yard line later in the quarter. Tyrell Henning scored eventually for Yale. Momentum swung seemingly further toward Yale when a Harvard punt was blocked on the subsequent set of downs; however, Jauron was stopped at the 1-yardl ine before halftime. Jauron scored on a seventy-four run early in the third quarter.
November 22 Harvard Stadium was the setting for a late fourth quarter yard drive that defeated an undefeated and untied Yale team. Senior quarterback, first year starter and eventual All Ivy First Team football selection. Milt Holt lead the Harvard offense to the winning touchdown through a Yale defense that lead the League in many statistical categories. Holt scored on a sweep around left end for Harvard's 20th point. The Crimson won, 21— Harvard and Yale both finished the season 6—1 in the League and shared the title.
Gary Fencik caught 11 passes for yards in the losing effort. Greg Dubinetz , a Yale senior lineman, was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the ninth round of the NFL draft and enjoyed a brief professional football career. The game played November 22 in New Haven—the outcome elevating Harvard to its first undisputed League football championship it had shared titles three other seasons since , the League's first year — featured future Chicago Bears teammates Harvard captain Dan Jiggetts and Yale captain Gary Fencik.
Harvard won, 10—7, on a fourth quarter field goal by Mike Lynch with on the official time clock. Future three-time Super Bowl champion Kenny Hill ran well from the I formation , yards on 25 carries, and scored down a sideline on an yard pitchout,  and Yale won, 35—28, in Boston, November Brown would teach a seminar at Harvard on the multiflex the next academic semester. The most memorable pass of the afternoon was tossed by a future participant in the NFL.
The extra point provided the point cushion Brown almost wore out with two more touchdown passes. Carm Cozza fielded questions on the contest for a portion of his post-game interview. November 17 Harvard upset, 22—7, an undefeated, untied, The Crimson was shocked by the outcome, publishing the following week a sports column under the headline "The Shock of ".
Yale had clinched the League title the week before with a 35—10 victory over Princeton at Palmer Stadium. Harvard running back Jim Callinan and the offense set the tone with an opening game drive of 74 yards, 64 by the run, on 17 plays. Callinan caught a yard touchdown pass later in the afternoon. Harvard ran for yards from scrimmage while Yale managed 92 yards. Yale fumbled six times but recovered three, unlike the Yale team that fumbled six times with Harvard recovering each fumble.
Harvard lost its starting and backup quarterback before the season started. Injuries forced four other quarterbacks onto the field with hope each had mastered Joe Restic's complicated multiflex offense. John—who quarterbacked the 22 — 7 victory—were each listed at least once as the Crimson's starting quarterback during the season. Harvard finished the season 3 — 6 and thwarted again a Yale team a win away from an unblemished football season.
Yale would have celebrated its first undefeated, untied season since and its second in 56 years with a win. The game played on November 19 marked the th time the programs met on the gridiron. Harvard won, 16—7, in New Haven. Harvard outrushed Yale yards to Yale endured its worst season of all-time, finishing 1—9. Harvard won, 14—10, before an announced crowd of 66, Joe Restic guided the Crimson 8—2 overall and 6—1 League records, both bests for Restic.
Harvard won the League football title. Epstein, later a noted sports executive, authored a column calling for Yale head coach Carm Cozza to retire, published the day before the th contest in the series. The column appeared to arouse the Bulldogs. Harvard, the program playing its last game under Joe Restic, appeared aroused, too. The 33—31 outcome is the all—time highest combined score in the series. Both teams had each won one game, and not versus Princeton, in the League entering the contest.
The teams both finished with 3—7 overall records. Twenty five years before, almost to date, Harvard achieved a climatic 29—29 win versus Yale. New York Times sportswriter William N. Wallace wrote "Twenty-five years ago Harvard scored 26 points in the last 42 seconds at Cambridge to tie Yale, 29—29, in an epic battle between two undefeated teams. Harvard mounted a fourth quarter comeback, and though it mauled the Yale return man and caused a melee on an onside kick after scoring on a yard pass and a run play for the 2-point coconversion, the Crimson couldn't send off Restic with a victory.
Coach Murphy's charges would soon dominate the series. Murphy is an astounding 17—6 versus four Yale counterparts, including Carm Cozza. November 20 quarterback Eric Walland and receiver Eric Johnson set single game Yale records for passing yardage, passing attempts and completions, yards on 42 completions from 67 attempts, and receiving yardage and receptions, yards and 21 receptions. Yale rallied late and in thrilling fashion to win the year before and the year after.