Football


Shampklin Scampers for the Score

Junior running back Aaron Shampklin races past a Cornell defender for the touchdown in last Saturday’s 24-10 victory. Shampklin finished the contest with two scores and 92 yards on 18 carries, adding to his impressive season as the Crimson’s workhorse from the backfield.


Preview: ‘In Command Where You Belong,' No. 19/RV Harvard Rides Dominant Defense Into Matchup Against Lafayette

On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the Lafayette Leopards (Lafayette 2-4, 1-1 Patriot League) will face an even more elusive opponent as they travel Harvard Stadium to face No. 19/RV Harvard (4-0, 2-0 Ivy) and its prolific rushing attack.


No. 22 Football Cruises Past Cornell, 24-10, to Keep Perfect Record Intact

Trailing at halftime for the first time all season, the No. 22 Harvard football team’s perfect record looked like it could be in jeopardy Saturday afternoon against winless Cornell. That changed just minutes after the Crimson came out of the locker room for the second half. Harvard exploded for three second half touchdowns to coast past the Big Red, 24-10. The Crimson (4-0, 2-0 Ivy), riding high after being nationally ranked this week for the first time in five years, came alive for 14 points in the third third quarter to overcome a first half deficit and keep its perfect record alive.


Workhorse

Senior quarterback Jake Smith hands the ball off to Aaron Shampklin. The junior running back has enjoyed a strong start to the 2021 campaign, with 376 rushing yards and four scores to his credit through three games.


Preview: Red-Hot Meets Big Red As No. 22 Harvard Prepares For Home Tilt Against Cornell

Last weekend, Harvard (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) chugged into Worcester on the commuter rail and, after defeating No. 24/RV Holy Cross 38-13, left on the Acela, racing towards the heart of the Ivy League regular season behind the momentum of a statement victory against a nationally ranked opponent. Cornell (0-3, 0-1 Ivy) will try to stop the newly-minted No. 22 Crimson in its tracks as the Big Red travel to Harvard Stadium in both teams’ second conference matchup of the 2021 season. The game, which will be televised on ESPN+, will take place on Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET.


Football Handles Nationally-Ranked Holy Cross 38-13 to Improve to 3-0

For the first time in the 2021 season, Harvard (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) faced a team ranked higher than it as it traveled to Worcester, Mass., to face No. 24/RV Holy Cross (3-2, 0-0 Patriot League). The Crimson stepped up to the challenge, opening the game strong and pulling away in the fourth quarter with crucial defensive stops on fourth downs to secure a 38-13 victory.


Hot Pursuit

Junior defensive lineman Jacob Sykes pursues Holy Cross sophomore quarterback Marco Siderman. For the third consecutive game, the front seven was a story for the Crimson, contributing to the Harvard defensive effort that saw three sacks, four turnovers, and only 13 points allowed.


Dogpile

The Crimson and Crusaders fight for a loose ball on the turf after a fumble by Holy Cross sophomore wide receiver Jalen Coker. Ultimately, Harvard sophomore defensive lineman Nate Leskovec would emerge victorious from the dogpile and recover the fumble.


Dean Goes Deep

Sophomore quarterback Charlie Dean unwinds a deep pass in Harvard football's 2021 home opener against Brown. Dean finished the game with 156 passing yards on 14 completions for the Crimson.


Red-Hot Harvard Football Set to Take on Holy Cross This Weekend

Harvard football (2-0) has launched into a strong start this 2021 season. What are some of the key storylines to watch for as the Crimson travel to take on Holy Cross this Saturday? Griffin Wong has the latest.


Dean's Dimes

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.


King of the Casteel

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.


Lucky Number 7

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.


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