As boats rowed down the nearby Charles River during the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, so, too, did the hopes of an Ivy League championship float away for the Harvard football team on Saturday.
In a tale of two quarters, Harvard and Princeton held each other scoreless in the third frame before engaging in a 19-14 shootout in the fourth. The Tigers came out on top to stay undefeated in 2018.
“[This is] probably the best Princeton team, conservatively, in the last 40 years,” Harvard coach Tim Murphy said. “We’re always excited to play. We’re always particularly excited to play big games like Princeton, but this will be a tremendous challenge because they appear to have no weaknesses.”
So many students have tried to resell their tickets to the Harvard-Yale football game this year — a violation of Athletics Department policy — that some resident deans are now admonishing undergrads over internal email lists.