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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.
The Harvard University Band prepares to play at the Harvard-Brown football game on Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson scored 37 points in the first 30 minutes of its Ivy League opener against Brown on Saturday.
Over the past several years, Brown has typically given the Crimson competitive games. Saturday’s matchup bore little resemblance to such contests.
Senior running back Paul Stanton, pictured the last time Harvard played Brown at home in 2013, entered Saturday with three touchdowns in his career against the Bears.
Senior defensive back Asante Gibson looks to find room after reeling in an interception early in the second quarter. Harvard shut out Brown in the first half and cruised to a 53-27 victory.