For two straight seasons, the Harvard football team has lost the chance to win an Ivy League championship in the season’s penultimate matchup against Penn, resulting in second-place finishes for the Crimson. The squad plays a 10-game schedule this season, which it hopes will end with Harvard at the top of the heap.
Saturday's 129th Harvard-Yale game will be a blowout win for the Crimson, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith predicted in an interview on Wednesday.
Hammonds forecast a 21-3 win for Harvard, while Smith said he expects a 31-10 Crimson victory.
We at Flyby are hoping for a somewhat more dramatic win.
In a lecture he delivered Tuesday night titled "Harvard is Better than Yale," Lecturer in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology Andrew J. Berry predicted that, based on recent contests between Harvard and Columbia and Columbia and Yale, the Crimson would lead by at least 73 in the final count.
No matter which of these expert predictions you choose to trust, it seems clear that Harvard is poised to win its sixth straight Game, which would also be our 11th in the past 12 years.
Sorry we're not sorry, Yale.