Guzzi's first interception, eight plays later, put Harvard on the Yale 34. The Crimson covered the distance on the ground, and McCluskey took the ball into the endzone from eight yards out.
At the outset, The Game betrayed nothing of the fine effort to come. It looked like a depressingly typical Ivy contest. Yale's Jim Howard took Jerry Mechling's opening kickoff at the 3 and ran up the middle of the field through innumerable missed tackles to the Eli 27, where Steve Diamond finally brought him down.
Two plays later Yale end Landon Carter lost the Harvard defender only to have Ed McCarthy's pass bounce off his chest. But the Crimson could do no better. After it had penetrated to the Yale 29, Bobby Leo raced through the Yale secondary and was wide open at the Yale fiveyard line only to have John McCluskey's pass intercepted.
Yovicsin couldn't keep a smile off his face during the post-game press conference. But when Pont observed that Harvard's entire backfield would return next year, "and that scares the hell out of me," Yovvy managed the barest flicker of a frown.
It was really too early to think about next year, though. His team had just beaten Yale for the third time in four years and won second place in the Ivy League. Point, on the other hand, was clearly thinking about next year as he glowered through the press conference.
And yet it will all be the same next year.