Throughout Saturday's 30-21 loss to No. 11/10 Holy Cross (5-0, 1-0), Harvard (2-1, 1-0) appeared to have no answer for Crusaders’ junior wide receiver Jalen Coker, who took his 10 catches for 166 yards and a score. It was a bizarre game featuring multiple replay reviews, two deflected punts, and a botched handoff early in the fourth quarter that proved the difference.
Harvard’s football team faced off against Brown last week, bringing home a win 35-28. Droves of Harvard students traveled by train to party at tailgates, watch the football game, and visit friends in Providence, R.I.
After leading 35-7 with 15 minutes to go in its Ivy League opener, Harvard football had to face down a potential game-tying drive from the Bears with under two minutes remaining and score standing at 35-28. Still, Harvard (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) hung tight and got the stop, coming away with a gritty win on the road over Brown (1-1, 0-1 Ivy).
One year ago Saturday, Brown (1-0, 0-0) traveled to Harvard Stadium for the Ivy League opener in its 2021 season, and the large contingent of Harvard (1-0, 0-0) fans in attendance at the game were treated to a blowout, as the hosts came out victorious, 49-17. The rivals will face off again on Saturday, this time in Providence, R.I., at 12:30 p.m., and the new-look Bears will hope to deliver a different result.
Senior offensive lineman Scott Elliott prepares to snap the ball to senior quarterback Charlie Dean in Friday's win over Merrimack. Elliott and the offensive line will be charged with protecting Dean and opening up holes for senior running back Aidan Borguet on Saturday.
The Harvard football team staged a comeback on Friday to defeat Merrimack, 28-21 in overtime, for its 21st straight win in a home opener.