PBS to Televise Princeton-Harvard Duel

The Football Notebook

Harvard will again be in the television glare this weekend when it hosts Ivy League foe Princeton at the Stadium.

Two weeks ago, the Cornell-Harvard meeting was PBS' game of the week. Saturday, PBS (channel 44) decided to fill its open slot with the Harvard-Princeton contest. Game time is 1 p.m.

All eight Ivy League teams get at least one appearance on the game of the week. Some, like Harvard, get two. Or possibly three.

If Harvard is in contention for the league title during the last week of the season, there's a good chance the Harvard-Yale Game on November 21 game will be televised.

Last year, PBS had originally planned to televise. The Game. But since neither Harvard nor Yale was in contention for the Ivy crown, PBS decided to switch its telecast to the Cornell-Pennsylvania showdown, which Penn won to earn the league title.


A suggestion to PBS: televise the November 7 Dartmouth-Columbia basement brawl. This may be the game Columbia wins to snap its record losing streak.

Toward the Title: Brown did the Crimson and several other Ivy teams a favor when it knocked off previously undefeated Cornell, 23-15, last weekend. Had Cornell emerged from Providence victorious, it would have had an easy stroll to the league crown. As it stands, the Big Red still is in fine position to snag at least a share of the title.

Cornell already has faced its most difficult league opponents. The Big Red downed Penn and Harvard, before falling to Brown Saturday. This leaves, in order, Dartmouth, Yale and Princeton on the Red schedule.

Of those teams, only Princeton (2-1 Ivy) and Yale (1-1) remain in position to snag the title. Dartmouth (0-2) and Columbia (0-4) are also-rans. Even this early.

League-leading Brown (3-1) has an even easier road to the title. All the Bruins need do is knock off Harvard (2-1) two weeks from now. With this accomplished, the Bruins can roll over Dartmouth and Columbia in the season's final weeks.

Penn, the five-time defending Ivy champion, is not out of the Ivy title hunt yet. The Quakers (2-1) face Yale this weekend and Princeton the next. And on November 14, Penn will pay a visit to the Stadium. A tough schedule, but the Quakers are the only team to beat Brown this year.

Tom Terrific: Harvard quarterback Tom Yohe continues his run on all sorts of Crimson records.

His three touchdown passes against Dartmouth give him 12 for the year, four shy of the single-season record set in 1974 by Milt Holt.

Yohe threw for 237 yards this weekend to lift his seasonal total to 1200. He moved from off the charts to number seven in the Crimson's list of top 10 season passing performances. Three more days like Dartmouth and he will easily surpass the 1575 yards Larry Brown threw for in 1978.

Yohe's 237 yards passing--his lowest output since the Columbia game at the beginning of the season--would have been good for 11th place on the Crimson's list of best passing days had he not already expanded that list. Yohe now has the sixth and eighth positions (twice) on the Crimson throwing chart.

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