Harvard Explodes For 42 points, Beats Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Isaac Bruce and Kurt Warner didn't suit up for the Harvard football team on Saturday, but the offensive explosion from junior quarterback Neil Rose and sophomore wide receiver Carl Morris was a performance of which the Rams would have been proud.

Harvard (1-1, 1-0 Ivy) defeated Brown (1-1, 0-1) 42-37 in a game that featured 220 receiving yards and two touchdowns from Morris, 412 passing yards and three touchdown passes from Rose, who was making his first collegiate start, and five second-half Crimson touchdowns.

Harvard set four offensive records in this contest--most team passing yards in a game with 436, most individual passing yards in a game with Rose's 412, most individual yards receiving with Morris' 220 and most total offensive yards with 586.


Without the fourth quarter, though, the Crimson offensive records would never have come to be.

Down 31-21 with 14:16 to go in the fourth quarter because of a 10-play, 46-yard Brown scoring drive, Harvard took over at its own 37-yard line. On first down, Rose's pass was knocked down at the line of scrimmage by a Brown defender.

On second-and-10 the Crimson lined up in the shotgun with four wide receivers. Rose dropped back and found Morris at the 50-yard line. Morris got some downfield blocking from fellow sophomore wideout Sean Meeker as he evaded and outran Bears defenders for a touchdown.

Morris' touchdown catch and the extra point made the score 31-28 Brown. The Bears returned the ensuing kickoff to their own 23.

On first down, Brown senior quarterback Eric Webber, who completed 32-of-51 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns on the day, found junior tight end David Brookman 40 yards down the field at the Harvard 38.

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