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.
Athletes take a variety of roads from Harvard to professional sports.
“Victoria is maybe at the top of the list of all student-athletes I’ve coached in the 30-odd years I’ve been coaching,”Crimson coach Kathy Delaney-Smith said. “If she’s not the best, she’s one of the best athletes who can handle pressure and who wants the ball in her hands with a chance to win.”
A two-time All-American selection, Juszczyk was invaluable to the offense as a blocker for the top rushing offense in the Ivy League. But the senior’s role was expanded beyond the traditional tight end position, as Juszczyk became Chapple’s primary target and led the receiving corps.
No title repeat for the Harvard women's soccer team