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.
In a weekly Back Page series, two of The Crimson's football beat writers give their take on the Harvard football team. The team has its eyes set on their home opener against Brown this Saturday night.
Harvard will open its season Saturday against the University of San Diego on the Toreros’ home turf.
In its first-ever trip to Torero stadium, the Harvard football team put an end to San Diego’s 13-game home winning streak.
Coming into the 2012 season, then-starting quarterback Colton Chapple had seven collegiate starts under his belt. One year, over 2,500 passing yards, and 24 record-breaking touchdowns later, junior quarterback Conner Hempel looks to take the helm and attempt to continue Chapple’s legacy.
A few months after Clemson redshirt quarterback Morgan Roberts decided to take his talents to Yale, it seems that another Roberts is following in his footsteps from a powerhouse football school to the Ivy League.
Commencement may be done, but some Radcliffe crew seniors have not cut all ties to Harvard yet.