1951 Harvard Crimson football
ConferenceIndependent
1951 record3–5–1
Head coach
Captains
  • Carroll M. Lowenstein
  • Warren D. Wylie
Home stadiumHarvard Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Eastern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bucknell         9 0 0
No. 6 Princeton         9 0 0
Northeastern         6 0 1
No. 19 Holy Cross         8 2 0
Carnegie Tech         6 2 0
Hofstra         6 2 1
Cornell         6 3 0
No. 16 Boston University         6 4 0
Temple         6 4 0
Columbia         5 3 0
Villanova         5 3 0
Fordham         5 4 0
Franklin & Marshall         5 4 0
Penn         5 4 0
Penn State         5 4 0
Syracuse         5 4 0
Buffalo         4 4 0
Colgate         4 5 0
Dartmouth         4 5 0
Drexel         3 4 0
Harvard         3 5 1
Boston College         3 6 0
Yale         2 5 2
Pittsburgh         3 7 0
Army         2 7 0
Brown         2 7 0
NYU         1 7 0
Tufts         0 7 2
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Harvard Crimson football team was an American football team that represented Harvard University during the 1951 college football season. In their second year under head coach Lloyd Jordan, the Crimson compiled a 3–5–1 record and were outscored 266 to 143. Carroll M. Lowenstein and Warren D. Wylie were the team captains.[1]

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

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22 Springfield (MA)
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 21–13 10,000 [2]
September 29 Holy Cross
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
L 6–33 24,000 [3]


October 6 at Columbia L 0–35 15,000 [4]
October 13 at No. 17 Cornell L 6–42 20,000 [5]
October 20 Army
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 22–21 14,000 [6]
October 27 Dartmouth
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 20–26 20,000 [7]
November 10 No. 4 Princeton
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA (rivalry)
L 13–54 22,000 [8]
November 17 Brown
  • Harvard Stadium
  • Boston, MA
W 34–21 12,000 [9]
November 24 at Yale T 21–21 43,000 [10]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Football Record Book: Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Harvard Defeats Springfield, 21-13". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. United Press. September 23, 1951. p. S1.
  3. ^ Strauss, Michael (September 30, 1951). "Holy Cross Easily Conquers Harvard in Opener Before 24,000 Fans". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S5.
  4. ^ Danzig, Allison (October 7, 1951). "Lions Easy Victors over Harvard, 35-0". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  5. ^ McGowen, Roscoe (October 14, 1951). "Cornell Puts Harvard to Rout, Scoring Third Triumph in Row at Ithaca". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S3.
  6. ^ Effrat, Louis (October 21, 1951). "Harvard Tops Army; Cadets Upset, 22-21". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  7. ^ Strauss, Michael (October 28, 1951). "Dartmouth Downs Harvard, 26 to 20". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  8. ^ Effrat, Louis (November 11, 1951). "Tigers Roll to 20th in Row, Trimming Harvard by 54-13". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  9. ^ Strauss, Michael (November 18, 1951). "Crimson Triumphs over Brown, 34-21". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  10. ^ Werden, Lincoln A. (November 25, 1951). "Yale Rally Ties Harvard, 21-21; Eli Aerial Clicks". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.