Harvard: Crimson survives again, beating Cornell 35-28

ITHACA, N.Y- The Harvard Crimson have been living on edge all season long and last night was no exception as they once again survived another shootout in a 35-28 win at Cornell. The win snaps a two game losing streak to Cornell in Ithaca.

Cornell actually struck first in opening quarter on a Jameson Wang one yard touchdown run. The Crimson found themselves trailing 7-0 at the end of one. The second quarter was a different story however. Two Jonah Lipel field goals and a 17 yard punt return touchdown by Jelani Machen gave the Crimson a 13-7 halftime lead.

Wang got the Big Red within one when he scored his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter. Harvard’s sputtering offense finally came to life however when quarterback Charlie Dean (15-29, 208, 2 TD’s) hit Tyler Neville on a three yard touchdown pass. The play culminated a much needed 9 play, 75 yard drive.

Harvard extended their lead to 27-14 to start the fourth quarter when Dean connected on his second touchdown pass of the evening, this time to Scott Woods II.

Cornell once again responded with a drive of their own that culminated in a Thomas Glover touchdown catch. With the score 27-21, Harvard needed their ground game to take over and Aidan Borguet did just that.

The senior from California was the focal point of an 11 play, 71 yard drive that was capped off by a two yard touchdown plunge. Borguet once again had another big game carrying the ball 28 times for 163 yards and a touchdown.

Cornell would get a third rushing touchdown from Wang with :57 seconds left but it was to little, too late. The Crimson would hang on and win their game of the season in close fashion once again.


The Crimson will look to put together a more consistent performance next Saturday when they travel to Cornell.