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After an early 3-0 deficit following a Cornell field goal, Harvard found itself in the red zone often, with 10 and 17 points in the second and third quarters, respectively.
In the Crimson’s 40-3 drubbing on Cornell’s home turf, the Harvard offense was humming right along. But that wasn’t the only aspect of the Crimson’s game that got the group to 4-0 on the season.
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.
Forcing four turnovers, the Crimson rode a dominant defensive performance to a 40-3 victory over Cornell on Saturday.
Senior defensive end Dan Moody and the rest of the Harvard defense did not make it easy for Cornell quarterback Robert Somborn, who was picked off three times. The Crimson topped the Big Red, 40-3.
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.