James Blake ’00 didn’t have a chance to react before it ended.
Harvard’s 298 offensive yards heading into halftime were nearly double Yale’s output of 174 yards, and the Bulldogs offense, which struggled to put together cohesive drives, did not cross midfield until the second quarter.
45 years later, the details are still clear in the minds of those who took the field that day.
For Harvard, which is in sole possession of second place in the Ivy League standings, a Big Green win coupled with a Crimson victory on Saturday will mean a share of the championship.
At the end of Saturday’s nail biter over Penn, Harvard coach Tim Murphy had to be wondering if Princeton coach Bob Surace was whispering into the ear of Penn coach Al Bagnoli on some sort of Killer P hotline. After all, the situation was all too familiar for Murphy.
Delaney-Smith transformed a program that had once been consistently below .500 into one in which winning was considered the norm. Since her inaugural title just five years into her tenure, Delaney-Smith has added 10 more banners, six NCAA Tournaments, and four WNIT appearances.
On Saturday, Columbia didn’t have a choice. Despite being the home team, the Lions football players were also on team buses to travel all the way across Manhattan to the Columbia Athletic Complex to face Harvard.
A decorated player seeks the one thing missing on her resume.
Walk-on kicker Andrew Flesher redeemed himself against Dartmouth Saturday, kicking the game-winner with less than a minute left.
With the departure of Princeton, will the curse lift?
The Crimson attempted to orchestrate another comeback after trailing the Tigers for much of the game, but it was to no avail as Princeton triumphed again, 51-48.
From the beginning, it has seemed as though Harvard’s quarterback situation has been up in the air. Just days before its Week 1 game, the Crimson still lacked a definite starter.
The Crimson first-team defense forced four turnovers to lead the team to a win in its final non-conference game of the season.
The Harvard football team may have a tradition of producing great quarterbacks, but it also seems to have a knack for developing solid backups as well.
Comparing a backup quarterback who had never started a collegiate game leading an injury-riddled offense with the one-man show of Cornell’s offense seemed like matching David against Goliath. After all, Goliath—Jeff Mathews, Cornell’s third-year starting quarterback—was entering his 33rd game starting and had just become the Ivy League’s all-time leading passer.