C6-H0 "Upset of the Century" featured in New York Times
and two-volume history of football
RELEASED: Nov. 9, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—The Centre football team's astounding 1921 upset of Harvard has long been a part of College lore. Eighty-five years later the C6-H0 spirit continues to claim a significant place in America's sporting consciousness.
Last week, the New York Times' "Campus Playbook" described the Praying Colonels' victory over the Crimson as "an upset for the ages." The piece went on to describe stories connected with the game that many consider to be the biggest upset in college football. At that time the Northeast dominated college football and Harvard, undefeated in five years, actually had more coaches on the field than Centre had players.
Additionally, Inside the Program, a recent two-volume publication documenting the history of college football, describes the 1921 game between Centre and Harvard as "the upset of the century." Told through historic game programs, the book is intended to give new insight into the game of football. It describes the game: "…what seemed like the mismatch of all time turned into a grueling contest and was not decided until Centre's Bo McMillin ran 32 yards for the game's only touchdown."
Last year, the New York Times' "This Day in Sports" described Centre College's 1921 victory over the national champion Harvard team as "arguably the upset of the century in college football." Earlier this year, ESPN acknowledged the magnitude of Centre's contribution to America sports history by featuring the victory over Harvard as part of Who's No. 1? Biggest College Football Upsets.
For more information on the legendary game, go to Centre's special C6-H0 section.
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