At the end-of-season football banquet on November 25, junior defensive back Norman Hayes was named the 141st captain of the Harvard football team for the 2014 season.
The Game may have been the seniors’ final collegiate matchup, but it was a sophomore who stole the show at the Yale Bowl.
Nothing else seems to indicate that Harvard’s run at the top of the Ivy League—and its taming of its biggest rivals—will end anytime soon.
Harvard’s 298 offensive yards heading into halftime were nearly double Yale’s output of 174 yards, and the Bulldogs offense, which struggled to put together cohesive drives, did not cross midfield until the second quarter.
Harvard leads Yale, 28-0, at halftime of the 130th edition of The Game.
4th quarter - 1 rush
Sophomore running back Paul Stanton Jr. had four touchdowns as Harvard cruised to a 34-7 win over Yale, its seventh straight.
Harvard won its seventh straight over Yale, 34-7. With Princeton losing to Dartmouth later Saturday, the Crimson earned a share of the Ivy title.
Senior receiver Ricky Zorn, who became a wideout at the end of his freshman season, leads Harvard in catches and receiving yards.
Upon coming to Harvard, Zorn and Hamblin expected to contribute heavily to the Crimson’s success. That’s exactly what they have done—but not exactly how they might have expected.
With a year of experience on the Harvard football team under their belts, sophomores Paul Stanton and Eric Medes have tallied several standout performances this year on offense and defense, respectively.
With two other linebackers going down with injuries, Harvard has relied on sophomore Eric Medes to learn on the job this year.
Yale's Bill Henderson (40) runs into Crimson opposition during the second period of the 1963 Harvard-Yale Game, as John Dockerty (44), Jack Neuenschwander (70), and Rick Beizer (26) converge on the Eli halfback. This photograph from the New Haven Game, which was rescheduled for November 30 after the Kennedy assassination, ran on the third page of the Monday, December 2, 1963, issue of The Crimson.
For Harvard, which is in sole possession of second place in the Ivy League standings, a Big Green win coupled with a Crimson victory on Saturday will mean a share of the championship.