Anyone Got a Match?

The Football Notebook

In three games this year, the Harvard football team (2-1 overall, 1-0 Ivy) has scored 73 points.

Only 10 of those have come in the first half. And all 10 of those came in the same game.

No wonder senior quarterback Brian White said after Saturday's 21-14 loss to William & Mary that someone's got to "put a firecracker under our ass in the first half."

Anyone got a match?



William & Mary took Army's place on this year's Harvard football schedule, and that might have been the shrewdest scheduling move in a long time.

Never mind that William & Mary is the nation's fifth-ranked team in Division I-AA.

In its last two games against Ivy squads Army has scored 100 points, and the Black Knights have tallied an average of 45 points in their last four games against Ancient Eight clubs.

And keep in mind that the 100 points came in the last two weeks against Penn and Yale--the two teams named by many as the best in the Ivies.


From this week's Saint's File--back by popular demand--comes the following: senior fullback Robert Santiago's 98 yards on 11 carries last weekend was the Saint's third best game rushing ever.

With his effort--which included a 45-yd. dash--the San Antonio, Tex. native regained the top spot among Harvard rushers. Santiago now has picked up 180 yards on 33 carries, moving him within 525 yards of number five on the all-time Harvard career rushing list.

Santiago's 822 yards a year ago put him at number four on the all-time single-season rushing list, and the Saint now needs just 498 yards to garner the number 10 position on that list.

If he accomplishes that feat, he'll join the legendary Vic Gatto as the only other Harvard player to appear on that list twice. And if Santiago does it, he'll knock Gatto out of the number 10 position.

Don't worry, though. Gatto's currently on the list three times--in the number six, nine and 10 positions.