Upon Further Review: Football's Pass Defense

Published by Jacob D. H. Feldman on October 06, 2012 at 3:12AM

In the third installment of a new weekly series, we break down the ins and outs of the Harvard football team. This week, we dissect how opposing quarterbacks have succeeded against the Crimson secondary.

Harvard suffocated the Holy Cross offense on Sept. 28, but the team will face a much more potent offense Saturday when junior quarterback Jeff Mathews, who won Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, leads Cornell into town. For the Crimson to slow him down, it will have to play as well as it did against the Crusaders rather than reverting to the performance it had during the first two weeks, as Brown and San Diego both threw for over 325 yards against Harvard.