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Harvard continued to attack offensively through its dominant running game.
Harvard continued to attack offensively through its dominant running game. By Truong L. Nguyen
By William C. Boggs and Lucy Connor, Crimson Staff Writers

In front of a raucous crowd of 20,748 at Harvard Stadium, the Crimson started fast and never looked back. After building a 42-0 halftime lead, Harvard would go on to a 49-17 victory over Brown in its Ivy League opener and first home game since 2019. The Crimson's triumph would also be head coach Tim Murphy's 180th career win, a new Ivy League record that earned the Harvard bench boss a Gatorade shower at the game's end.

Sophomore running back Sone Ntoh punches in one of his two touchdowns on the night, which would go along with 30 yards rushing on nine carries.
Sophomore running back Sone Ntoh punches in one of his two touchdowns on the night, which would go along with 30 yards rushing on nine carries. By Angela Dela Cruz
Sophomore quarterback Charlie Dean drives the ball downfield on one of his 24 passing attempts. Dean would finish the night 14-24 with 156 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions.
Sophomore quarterback Charlie Dean drives the ball downfield on one of his 24 passing attempts. Dean would finish the night 14-24 with 156 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. By Angela Dela Cruz
Sophomore quarterback Curt Casteel (#12) also entered the game, rushing once for six yards. Senior QB Jake Smith also made an appearance (#10) with two completions on three passing attempts.
Sophomore quarterback Curt Casteel (#12) also entered the game, rushing once for six yards. Senior QB Jake Smith also made an appearance (#10) with two completions on three passing attempts. By Angela Dela Cruz
Junior kicker Jonah Lipel connects on one of his seven extra points. While Lipel did not get a chance to kick a field goal, he still did manage to tally more than a touchdown's worth of scores.
Junior kicker Jonah Lipel connects on one of his seven extra points. While Lipel did not get a chance to kick a field goal, he still did manage to tally more than a touchdown's worth of scores. By Angela Dela Cruz
Crimson fans fill the stadium for the first time in 687 days (a Nov. 16, 2019 matchup against Penn).
Crimson fans fill the stadium for the first time in 687 days (a Nov. 16, 2019 matchup against Penn). By Josie W. Chen
The Harvard defense prepares to leap off the line of scrimmage, keeping the intensity high and the pressure on the Bears.
The Harvard defense prepares to leap off the line of scrimmage, keeping the intensity high and the pressure on the Bears. By Josie W. Chen

— Staff writer Lucy Connor can be reached at lucy.connor@thecrimson.com.

— Staff writer William Boggs can be reached at william.boggs@thecrimson.com.

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