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Junior wide receiver Andrew Fischer hauls in the game winning touchdown during this year's matchup against Yale on Nov. 22.
Here at The Back Page, we have asserted before that with a little help from our friend degrees of separation, we can prove that Harvard actually should be the one playing in the national championship game Monday.
In the second quarter of a Week 15 matchup between Houston and Indianapolis last weekend, Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 suffered a fractured leg while attempting to scramble.
Our time as Sports Chairs has been shaped entirely by the people around us whose stories we try to tell every day. It’s the injured but headstrong team captain, the bench player who sinks a gamewinner, the coach who’s been here since before either of us were born, the hardworking photographer, and the managing editor who puts up with our antics every day.
Senior defensive end Zack Hodges was named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
The senior defensive end ended his collegiate career by capturing the award due to his high level of performance throughout the Crimson’s undefeated 2014 season.
In the aftermath of a last-minute win over Yale in the 131st playing of the Game, several Crimson players earned more than the emotional satisfaction of a thrilling finish—they also racked up personal honors.
By tossing six touchdowns, Fitzpatrick not only set a franchise record, but he also recorded more passing scores than he had combined for over his previous nine games of action.
I roll out of bed at 8:45 on game day (you know, The Game), ready to document the event for posterity. First stop: the pancake breakfast in Annenberg to meet up with my fellow game-day warriors. We then head to a sad pregame in a freshman dorm. The theme of the pregame is “Too many Cooks.” Libations are poured to Smarf, the picaresque anti-hero of the 11 minute video. I’m offered some alcohol. I don’t take it for reasons of journalistic integrity, obviously.
Give Harvard students a week to prepare for something, and you will not be disappointed with the results.
On the contrary, Scott Peters stands out as someone who has succeeded at a variety of times and in a multitude of contests.
In the 131st playing of The Game, Fischer’s last-minute touchdown provided a fulfilling ending to an afternoon of emotional twists and turnovers.