after the facts
Harvard and Yale enter tomorrow's gridiron match-up, the 103rd playing of The Game, as Ivy League chumps. The Crimson (2-7 overall, 2-4 Ivy) and the Elis (3-6 overall, 2-4 Ivy) kick off tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in a completely meaningless showdown. Then again, can The Game ever be meaningless? Here are some facts:
.Last time Harvard won The Game: 1983, 16-7 at the Yale Bowl.
.Last time Harvard and Yale entered with 13 or more combined losses: Never.
.Last time Harvard and Yale entered with five or fewer combined wins: Never.
.Age of Handsome Dan, the Yale Bulldog mascot: three and one-half years. There have been 13 Handsome Dans in Yale history.
.Series record: Harvard has 38 victories; Yale has 56. There have been eight ties.
.Number of seats at the Stadium: 40,000.
.Number of seats at the Yale Bowl: 70,896.
.Total victories: Harvard Coach Joe Restic has 86; Yale coach Carm Cozza has 132.
.Most memorable Game: 1968--Harvard and Yale entered the contest undefeated in League play. Harvard falls behind, but rallies to "win" The Game 29-29. Harvard and Yale shared the Ivy crown.