Not officially, however, during the war years things could have been adjusted due to the restrictions placed on the general public during that time. All of the box scores I've seen has had them played in the spring.
Asked my dad last night. He played in the late 50s. He said that since very few schools around here had football that they did play some games in the fall and then some more in the spring. He couldn't remember if the fall games counted toward the following spring records....or league standings, but they were "real games". The tournament was in the spring.