The Crimson’s win streak increased to four on Saturday with its 31-21 victory over Holy Cross. Visiting the Jesuit school in Worcester, Mass., Harvard picked up its first road win of the season.
For its homecoming game Saturday, Holy Cross is hosting Harvard. Amid the festivities and autograph sessions, the Crusader's will attempt to halt the Crimson's three-game win streak.
Harvard's defense held the dynamic Cornell rushing attack to only 36 total yards. Likewise, the Crimson offense was perfect from the red zone, scoring on all three entires into the territory. Prior to the contest, the Big Red was first in the nation in red zone defense.
At a more micro level, the duel looks similar to past years as well. By virtue of being division rivals, the two squads know each other well.
In the first ever meeting between Harvard and Howard, the Crimson running backs were nearly unstoppable, logging 288 yards and seven touchdowns. Harvard's defense tallied an impressive seven sacks and three punt blocks in the afternoon contest.
Travel around the Ivy League for some weekend predictions, including Harvard's match-up against Howard.
Under the bright lights and cheers of a home crowd, Harvard logged its largest victory since September 2017 in its first Ancient Eight contest of the season.
Harvard football waited 44 weeks to start playing again and it's finally time. Sporting a new team, an old quarterback, and an antsy captain, the Crimson will fly across the country to challenge a formidable San Diego on enemy turf.
Despite shared time with three other backs, Shampklin rose quickly to the top of the league. By the conclusion of the season, the sophomore led in total rushing yards — and it wasn’t even close.
This weekend, Harvard beat Yale for the first time since 2015. Rather than Harvard Stadium or the Yale Bowl, the 45-27 Crimson win in the 135th rendition of The Game was hosted by Fenway Park as Harvard Stadium was reported to be under construction. The move represented the first time in 106 years that the rivalry — the second oldest in college football — has been played somewhere other than the stadiums of the two hosts. The contest brought the largest attendance of any game this season to the sold out ballpark for a game with no Ivy League title ramifications, and a challenge simply for the pride of victory.
Over the last three years, The Game has had Ivy League title implications for either Harvard or Yale. This season, however, all either squad has to play for is pride.
Use whatever metric you want: Rhode Scholars, Nobel Prizes, Ivy League championships, presidents, famous alumni, respective height of mountains for which the school serves a namesake, acceptance rate, Supreme Court justices, pop culture references, people from any random country that have heard of you. Harvard wins. Every time.
Dominating every aspect of the game, Harvard easily bested Penn in the team's homecoming matchup, 29-7. The victory ends a three-season win streak Penn harbored over the Crimson.
Anyway, the News staff here keeps telling me if I want people to read my columns, I need to talk about things people care about (like politics), as I’ve been told Harvard students don’t care about sports. In order to draw in these marginalized readers, I’m increasing my vocabulary to include some buzz words. This week, there’s a potential blue wave in Columbia, a solid chance Princeton trumps Yale, and we’ll get to see if Cornell can protect its house.
Despite Columbia’s troubles this season, its record is so far on par with Harvard’s. Both team enter 2018’s last contest in Harvard Stadium with a single division win and three Ivy League losses.