Magic of Numbers: Im-Penn-ding Doom

Published by David Franks on November 11, 2010 at 10:11PM

Harvard hopes its swarming defense can repeat its stellar performance against Columbia this weekend at Penn.

Each Thursday, The Crimson will compile a series of unique statistics about Harvard's sports scene. Welcome to the Magic of Numbers—without the problem sets. We'll do the math for you.

2: The number of wins Harvard has on the road against Penn this decade. The Crimson travels to Franklin Field this Saturday to take on the league-leading Quakers.

17: Years head coach Tim Murphy has led the Crimson program. In that time, Murphy has compiled a record of 110-57.

600: The number of yards the Quaker offense tallied against Princeton last Saturday in a 52-10 drubbing of the Tigers. 396 of those yards came on the ground.

13: The number of Ivy League championships the Crimson has won. Harvard–currently in second place in the League–must win at Penn in order to contend for its 14th title this season.


21: Record-setting number of wins the Harvard basketball program compiled last season.

0: Times Harvard and George Mason had played a basketball contest against one another before the Crimson’s season opener this Saturday.

63: Number of season-opening wins for Harvard basketball all time, compared to just 36 losses.


8.2: Number of seconds left in the game when the Harvard men’s hockey team scored the game-winning goal against RPI last Saturday. The Crimson won the game, 1-0.

.963: Save percentage for Harvard goaltender Kyle Richter. The senior currently leads the nation in that category.

12: Number of teams in the ECAC that registered at one least point in last weekend’s opening games.