With two big weeks looming ahead of it, Harvard had every reason to look past Columbia last Saturday on the gridiron. But the Crimson showed up to play at Harvard Stadium, handing the Lions a 23-7 loss and frustrating Columbia coach Norries Wilson. Particularly irritating to the Lions’ head coach was the number of miscues in what could have otherwise been a close game. Wilson vents some of his disappointment in this week’s edition of Sound Off.
Early in the season, Crimson coach Tim Murphy characterized his defense as a “bend-but-don’t-break” unit. Harvard has made a living of backpedaling as its opponent picks up yardage, only to stop the other team cold when it counts, and Saturday’s matchup with Columbia was no exception.