When things weren’t working in the air, the Harvard football team turned to the ground game. And that just may have bought the Crimson a win on Saturday.
Last week, the Harvard football team suffered its first defeat of the season at the hands of Princeton in triple overtime. It may not get much easier for the Crimson this Saturday when Dartmouth comes to town.
Many expected a shootout. But in all likelihood, they could not have predicted the offensive showcase that took place at Harvard Stadium on Saturday.
Although the Harvard football team was on the road for the past two weeks, it did not take the team long to readjust to life at home.
Two years ago, Harvard football coach Tim Murphy said he believed Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews, then a sophomore, would be at least a third round NFL draft pick. After Saturday’s game, there was no reason for Murphy to change his mind.
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.
It took three overtimes, but the Harvard football team eventually beat Holy Cross, 41-35.
The Radcliffe rugby team's transition from club sport to Harvard's newest varsity athletic program was an uneven one, but the team is officially taking the field as a varsity sport for the first time this season.
The timeless maxim repeatedly sounded by football coaches at any level is that turnovers will always come back to haunt you. The old adage could not have been more appropriate than on Saturday night in the Harvard football team’s conference opener.
The Crimson defense, susceptible at times last year to the big play, will be increasingly relied upon throughout its conference schedule. And much of that burden will rest up front with the defensive line—and especially with Hodges.
“There’s no question it’s different,” Crimson coach Tim Murphy said.
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.
In a new series, The Crimson will look each weekend at the five best quotes of the week, providing context for the five best moments from the past seven days in Crimson sports.
Although the Crimson received five first-place votes in the annual media poll released Tuesday, its 121 points were not enough to push it over top-ranked Penn.
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