1948 Rutgers Queensmen football team

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1948 Rutgers Queensmen football
Rutgers athletics logo.png
Middle Three champion
Conference Middle Three Conference
1948 record 7–2 (2–0 Middle Three)
Head coach Harvey Harman (7th season)
Home stadium Rutgers Stadium
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The 1948 Rutgers Queensmen football team represented Rutgers University in the 1948 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Harvey Harman, the Queensmen compiled a 7–2 record, won the Middle Three Conference championship, and outscored their opponents 224 to 130.[1][2] On October 16, 1948, Rutgers defeated Princeton, 22-6, in front of a crowd of 44,000 at Palmer Stadium in Princeton, New Jersey. The result was the first Rutgers victory at Princeton in 79 years of play between the two schools, ending what the Associated Press called "the oldest jinx in intercollegiate football history."[3] On November 13, 1948, the Queensmen defeated New York University, 40–0, in a game played at Yankee Stadium.[4] In the final game of the season, Rutgers defeated Fordham, 28-19.[5]


  1. ^ "1948 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rutgers Ends Princeton Jinx With Decisive 22-6 Win Before 44,000". Asbury Park Press. October 17, 1948. p. 15. 
  4. ^ "Rutgers Squad Crushes NYU, 40-0". Poughkeepsie Journal. November 14, 1948. p. 2B. 
  5. ^ "Rutgers Drops Fordham Gridders". Poughkeepsie Journal. November 21, 1948. p. 1B.