And to the Victors Come the Spoils
The Football Notebook
In addition to naming Don Peterson its 115th Captain, the Harvard football team passed out a number of awards yesterday at its annual postseason banquet at the Harvard Club in Boston.
Junior quarterback Tom Yohe earned the Frederick Greeley Crocker Award, the equivalent of the team's Most Valuable Player. This year, Yohe broke all of Harvard's singleseason passing records.
Senior guard Steve Pascucci won the Henry N. Lamar Award for his "dedication and concern" for Harvard football.
Senior split end Brian Barringer earned the Robert F. Kennedy Award for his "desire, determination and willingness to work" for the Crimson. Barringer finished the season with 49 receptions, second on the Crimson's all-time single-season list.
Peterson nabbed the Joseph E. Wolf Award, given to Harvard's most valuable interior lineman. Peterson helped the Crimson defense record 40 sacks this season.
The William Paine LaCroix Trophy, given to the Harvard player who shows the best sportsmanship, was presented to David Carney, a senior defensive tackle.
Hinz Sight: Harvard running back Tony Hinz finished the season first in two Ivy categories: rushing yards and scoring. It marked the first time any player finished first in both categories.
Hinz finished the Ivy League season with 710 yards rushing and nine touchdowns.
The Last Words: "The reason we won the Ivy League championship is because all along we believed we would,"--outgoing Harvard Captain Kevin Dulsky.
"The thing that I appreciated about this team is that they were not talkers. They got it done."--Crimson Coach Joe Restic.
Cold as Ice: Cold. As cold as the Abominable Snowman locked in a refrigerator.
Cold. As cold as an icecube inside a snowball in a blizzard.
Cold. So cold a Boston Globe reporter and Boston Herald reporter abandoned the open-air press box Saturday at the Yale Bowl and found shelter in the Eli field house, content to listen to the game on the radio.
Their dialogue resembled something out of a Laurel and Hardy sketch.
Globe: "Who scored?"
Globe: "So now the score is 14-7. Right?"
Herald: "No, it's 10-7."
Globe: "And Harvard's winning, right?"
Herald: "No, Yale's winning."
Globe: "Okay. I think I got it now. Yale's winning 14-7."
Herald: "No, Harvard's winning, 10-7. No, I mean, Yale's winning..."
You get the idea. Cold.
Arctic Joe: Restic said he did not feel the cold until he left the Bowl at game's end. Then it hit him. By Joe, it was cold.
"To be honest, I didn't feel the cold until after we got off [the field]," Restic said. "You're just so involved in the game. It's pressure-packed for 60 minutes. When I got off the field and outside the stadium, I felt the cold."
The cold and the wind that accompanied it were hot topics after the game ended. Yale Coach Carm Cozza was asked whether the frigid weather affected his star quarterback.
"No," he replied.
Most Notable Unnoted Play of the Week: Several dozen Yale spectators were so unaffected by the cold that they took off their shirts and waved them over their heads. Dedication or stupidity?
Spot, the Yale mascot, made a brief appearance before departing at halftime. Even dogs get cold.
Thank You: Special thanks to Sports Information Director Frank Cicero and Assistant SID Jeff Bradley for their help throughout the year.
Final Ivy Standings Team W-L-T W-L-T Harvard 6-1-0 8-2-0 Yale 5-2-0 7-3-0 Brown 5-2-0 7-3-0 Princeton 4-3-0 6-4-0 Cornell 4-3-0 5-5-0 Penn 3-4-0 4-6-0 Dartmouth 1-6-0 2-8-0 Columbia 0-7-0 0-10-0