Dartmouth seemed firmly in control when it tacked on another touchdown in the second quarter. That drive lasted nearly eight minutes. Heneghan completed a back-shoulder toss to Hunter Hagdorn to put points on the board.
This drive was marked by daring strategy from Teevens. Twice the Big Green head coach decided to take chances on fourth-and-one, and twice Dartmouth converted. On the first conversion, wildcat quarterback Jared Gerbino followed his linemen up the middle. On the second, Teevens passed up a 36-yard field goal in favor of a handoff to Stone.
Saturday’s result strengthens Harvard hopes for an Ivy League title. Columbia's defeat to Yale on Saturday scrambled the picture. If the Crimson wins out and the Tigers and Cornell lose once each, then Harvard will clinch a share of the title.
In the aftermath of Saturday’s win, however, Murphy’s attention lay elsewhere.
“I want them to enjoy this,” the coach said. “It’s a game that they’ll remember for a long time. I just want them to enjoy this, and then we’ll tackle tomorrow at 6:45 a.m.”
—Staff writer Jack Stockless can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.