C6-H0 as "greatest college football upset": Vote on ESPN
DANVILLE, KY—Centre's 1921 upset of Harvard is currently ranked No. 2 in an ESPN Online poll of "greatest college football upsets."
At last tally, the "Praying Colonels" victory over a Crimson team that was undefeated in five years pulled in 28.3 percent of votes, second only to Kansas State's 2003 upset of Oklahoma.
The good news for Centre fans is that they are capable of changing the result. Go to the poll by following this link. You will be asked to vote for five games as "greatest upsets" but you have the option of voting for as many, or as few, as you like. Obviously, if you vote for the Centre upset and none of the others, Centre will advance further.
ESPN will pay tribute to the Praying Colonels by featuring the victory over Harvard as part of "Who's No. 1? Biggest College Football Upsets," a show currently scheduled to air Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. E.S.T. on ESPN Classic.
For more on the Who's No. 1 series, go here.
Check your local listings for how to view ESPN Classic in your area.
For more stories on C6-H0:Here is a screen shot of the New York Times contemporary account of the game, "David skunks Goliath at Harvard."
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