Carlisle upsets overconfident Harvard
Nov. 11, 1911
Powerful Harvard is so confident of victory against the Carlisle Indian School that it plays its second string for most of the game in Cambridge. But All-American Jim Thorpe spoils the Crimson's strategy.
Though Thorpe has a bad leg, he shows in pregame warmup that he's ready to play. Besides running and defending, he kicks four field goals to lead Carlisle to an 18-15 upset. Thorpe boots one field goal in each quarter - from 13, 43, 37 and 48 yards.
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