Harvard Football's Offense By The Numbers

Published by Michael D. Ledecky on November 06, 2012 at 3:12AM

With two games left, the Harvard football team’s offense is well on pace to eclipse or challenge several single-season offensive marks. The Crimson’s historic 69-0 obliteration of Columbia last Saturday sure helped. Here’s a look at how Harvard’s 2012 offensive stats match up against previous seasons and program bests.

19: Number of points Harvard must average over its last two games to tie the Crimson record for most points scored in a modern era season. Harvard set the record last year with 374 points.

+229: The Crimson’s current point-differential. Harvard’s largest point differential of the modern era is +205 from 2004.

0.1%: Difference between Colton Chapple’s completion percentage through eight games (66.0%) and the Harvard single-season mark (66.1%) set by Neil Rose ’03 in 2002.

1: Number of touchdowns tight end Kyle Juszczyk needs to tie for the second-most Harvard receiving touchdowns in a single-season. Juszczyk has recorded seven TDs through eight games; Carl Morris '03 set the single-season record of 12 in 2001.

3: Number of Crimson running backs who have rushed for more touchdowns than Trevor Scales in a single season. Clifton Dawson '07’s single-season marks of 20 and 17 from 2006 and 2004, respectively, appear unassailable, but Scales, who has recorded 11 TDs so far, would be the next-best with three more over the next two games.

308.5: Yards of total offense Harvard must average over its next two games in order to tie the Crimson record for most yards of total offense in a single season. Through eight weeks, Harvard has averaged 507.75 yards per game.

1893: Last season in which a Crimson team has broken the 50-point threshold in multiple games in a single season. In 1893, Harvard defeated Exeter, 54-0; Williams, 52-0; Brown, 58-0; and Andover, 60-5. The Crimson has defeated Holy Cross, 52-3, and Columbia, 69-0, in 2012.