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.
In advance of Harvard football’s game against Cornell, THC football beat writers David Steinbach and Samantha Lin discuss a number of important topics about the team.
This Saturday, when the Crimson travels to Schoellkopf Field, it will attempt to extend its unbeaten record to four games and notch its second Ancient Eight win against a struggling Big Red team.
The last time a Harvard football game extended past regulation, it beat Yale in triple overtime, eight years ago. Saturday, it took just as many extra periods to down Holy Cross, but the Crimson eventually emerged victorious, 41-35.
After going down, 13-0, to Brown Saturday night, Harvard scored 28 unanswered points, all in the second quarter, and pulled away for a 41-23 victory.
For the first time since 2009, Harvard is starting a quarterback who has never taken the first snap in a game. That task falls on the shoulders of junior Conner Hempel, who recently earned the starting position after battling with senior Michael Pruneau throughout the preseason.
It’s been 15 years since the Brown football team has come away from Harvard Stadium with a win, and this weekend, it’ll get a chance to break that streak.