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The Harvard football team faces its first Ivy League away from Harvard Stadium this afternoon as the Crimson takes on Cornell in Ithica. Follow the action live with @THCSports.
Wide receiver Seitu Smith, shown in action against Cornell last year, and the rest of the Crimson offense will look to remain on track against the Big Red Saturday.
Boasting the third-best scoring offense in the FCS, led by senior quarterback Scott Hosch, pictured above, the Crimson looks to continue its 17-game winning streak in Ithaca as it faces the Big Red.
Any road trip threatens a deflated bus ride home, but in this case, the stakes of deflation are especially high, both because the trip is so long and Cornell is so winless.
Senior running back Paul Stanton, shown on Oct. 2nd against Georgetown, had 113 yards and two touchdowns on fifteen carries in the contest. Harvard outscored the Hoyas by a score of 45-0.
The Crimson football schedule is typically backloaded, meaning that the team has yet to face its toughest opponents. Those showdowns—Princeton, Dartmouth, Penn, Yale—will come later like a string of punches that must be absorbed, with little time to catch your breath.
Harvard kicker Kenny Smart was busy Friday night against Georgetown, with a field goal to start the Crimson's 45-point scoring barrage.
Just one yard from a touchdown, senior Jason Holdway, recently converted from safety to running back, took the handoff and ran into a wall of Georgetown defensive linemen at the line of scrimmage. On second down, same result.
In a rare Friday game under the lights of Harvard Stadium, the Crimson welcomes Georgetown to Cambridge for the first time, looking to extend its FCS-best 16 game winning streak.
Senior defensive end Denzel Paige and Georgetown wide receiver Marquis Wright are used to playing under the glare of Friday night lights, but that was four years ago, when they were on the same high school team at North Broward Prep.
Senior running back Paul Stanton racked up 113 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against Georgetown. The Crimson cruised to a 45-0 victory.
For the third weekend in a row, the Crimson controlled all aspects of its matchup, this time jumping to a 31-0 halftime lead against Georgetown before cruising to a 45-0 shutout at Harvard Stadium.
In its first two contests of 2015, the Harvard football team has left most of the suspense off the field, dispatching its opponents wih ease.
In a predetermined blowout, especially on a cold evening, the rules of spectatorship change.
It’s hard to stand out on a team with a 16-game winning streak. It’s hard to stand out on a defense that ranked first in the FCS in points allowed last year. And it’s certainly hard to stand out on a night when six different teammates scored as part of a 53-27 rout against a conference foe. But last Saturday, senior linebacker Jacob Lindsey did all three.