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Five touchdowns from senior quarterback Conner Hempel helped Harvard football beat Princeton, 49-7.
Hempel completed 25 of his 31 passes for a career-high 382 yards and three touchdowns. The senior quarterback rushed for an additional pair of scores.
Senior quarterback Quinn Epperly will lead Princeton at home against Harvard this week in a match-up of two of the three teams that remain unbeaten in Ivy League play. A dynamic Dartmouth squad surprised Yale in New Haven last weekend to stay even with Epperly’s Tigers and Hempel’s Crimson.
The truth will come out over the next five weeks, starting Saturday when Harvard travels to Princeton. But the full diagnosis might not be clear until the final week of the year. The Ancient Eight schedule sets up for as much drama as any primetime show on FOX, writes columnist Jacob D.H. Feldman.
Running back Paul Stanton and the Harvard ground game will face one of the country's most successful rush defenses at Princeton on Saturday.
Because for the last two years, it’s been all about game six: Princeton. In each season, the Tigers defeated the Crimson, blemishing its then-undefeated record.
Junior tailback Paul Stanton, shown here in earlier action, dashed for a 43-yard score to give the Crimson a 17-0 lead over Lafayette at halftime.
Junior wideout Andrew Fischer led the receiving corp with 107 yards, including a 78-yard catch-and-dash to put the Crimson on the board first against Lafayette.
Third down was not the charm for the Harvard football team on Saturday.