College: Ten Thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

November 14, 2019

Dartmouth’s upset win over Princeton all but locked up the Ivy League title for the Big Green. 1. While Steve Addazio‘s seat is getting warmer at the Heights after Saturday’s loss to Florida State, the Eagles still have a shot at going 6-6 or 7-5 (long shot) and gaining a bowl bid. It will be a fascinating three weeks in Chestnut Hill. 2. Harvard suffered a terrible 17-10 loss in…

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (4-3) at Columbia Lions (2-5)

November 9, 2019

Harvard will look to bounce back from a tough 14-13 loss to Dartmouth last week. The Crimson deserved a better fate than losing on the last play of the game. It has been an up and down season for the Crimson so Columbia allows them to steady the ship and get the offense back on track. Here are three keys to the game. 1. Get the offense going again: The Harvard…

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (4-1) at Princeton Tigers (5-0)

October 26, 2019

If Harvard is going to contend for an Ivy League title, then they are going to have to go on the road and beat an undefeated Princeton team. It will be a tall task as the Tigers have one of the most potent offenses in the country. They will challenge the Crimson’s young but talented defense. Here are three keys to this game for the Crimson. 1. Ball control: Harvard…

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (3-1) at Holy Cross Crusaders (3-3)

October 19, 2019

Harvard will look for their fourth win of the season as they visit Worcester to battle a much improved Holy Cross team that is coming off of their highest offensive output of the season after beating Brown 47-31 last weekend. Here are three keys to this game for the Crimson. 1. Set a physical tone early: Holy Cross’ defense is undersized but fast. They can really pursue and they are well…

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Harvard Preview: Cornell Big Red (1-2) at Harvard Crimson (2-1)

October 12, 2019

Harvard’s defense looks to lead the charge today against Cornell. The Crimson will look to make it three straight home wins when Cornell visits Cambridge today. The weather is going to be cold, raw and rainy. Perfect weather to run the football. Here three keys to the game for Harvard. 1. Pound the Rock: The Crimson have run the ball well the last two games and today is the perfect…

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College: Thoughts on Week 6 in New England College Football

October 10, 2019

Here are some thoughts on week six of the division one college football season in New England. There were some great interesting results, most notably UNH winning their third straight home game. 1. Boston College lost a 41-39 heartbreaker to Louisville. The defense once again struggled giving up 41 points and over six hundred yards of offense. On the bright side, the offense continued to produce despite quarterback Anthony Brown…

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Harvard Preview: Howard Bison (1-4) at Harvard Crimson (1-1)

October 5, 2019

Jake Smith was impressive last week in the Crimson’s over Brown. The Crimson welcome Howard University to Cambridge for the first ever meeting between the two programs. After losing to San Diego in week one, the Crimson bounced back last Friday night beating Brown 42-7. Here are three thoughts on this game. 1. Jake Smith must carry over last week’s performance: Smith was terrific in the win over Brown last…

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College: Thoughts on week 5 in New England college football

October 2, 2019

Walt Bell’s emphasis on culture finally paid off this week in a win over Akron. UMass stole the headlines last week after securing their first win of the season over Akron. It has been a lost season thus far for first year coach Walt Bell and the Minutemen so it was nice to see the players and coaches celebrate after the win. Here are some thoughts on the week that…

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Harvard Preview: Brown Bears (1-0) at Harvard Crimson (0-1)

September 27, 2019

The Crimson will host the Brown Bears in their home opener tonight at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson lost a tough 31-23 game last week to a talented University of San Diego program. Quarterback Jake Smith and the offense struggled to find a consistent rhythm and the defense had a difficult time getting off the field in key situations. The Harvard defense will once again have it’s hands full tonight with…

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (0-0) at San Diego Toreros (0-2)

September 21, 2019

Harvard kicks off its 146th season of football with a trip west to take on the University of San Diego Toreros. USD is 0-2 on the season with losses to Cal Poly and a tough 38-35 loss to UC Davis last week. Here three thoughts on the game. 1. Start the season right offensively: Quarterback Jake Smith and the Harvard offense need to get off to a good start. The…

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