Harvard’s Lopez named FedEx FCS National DPOTW, Crimson up to No. 19 in Top 25

October 2, 2023

Image courtesy of Harvard Athletics As if the upset win against New England rival Holy Cross wasn’t enough, Harvard got more great news on Monday. AJ Lopez – who had a a pick-six, forced a fumble and five tackles – was named the FedEx Ground FCS National Defensive Player of the Week. Stunningly, Lopez and the rest of the Crimson defense forced the Crusaders into five turnovers at Polar Park…


(24) Harvard 38, (5) Holy Cross 28 – Crimson stun Crusaders with statement victory

September 30, 2023

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent WORCESTER – In the most anticipated college football game across New England this weekend, No. 24 Harvard and No. 5 Holy Cross did not disappoint. With raucous fans in attendance for both sides, the game had an atmosphere unlike any other this season. And while it was no surprise the game would bring fans in droves to Polar Park, what was surprising was the result….


Harvard-Holy Cross showdown should come down to marquee QB matchup

September 29, 2023

One guy has 781 yards passing, 10 touchdowns and one interception to go along with 361 yards rushing and four touchdowns. The other guy has 295 yards passing, four touchdowns and two interceptions to go along with 211 yards rushing and two touchdowns. You’d take the first guy over the second, but you’d probably take both of them and be pretty happy about it if you were starting a team,…


No. 24 Harvard preparing for daunting challenge against No. 5 Holy Cross

September 29, 2023

Image courtesy of Harvard Athletics Preparing for a rival in an unfamiliar stadium is hard enough. Preparing for Holy Cross at any point in the season will cause you to lose sleep. Harvard head coach Tim Murphy, his staff and players – ranked No. 24 in the country – will head to Polar Park in Worcester on Saturday to face the fifth-ranked Crusaders in the renewal of what’s become one…


Holy Cross gearing up for new look Harvard offense

September 28, 2023

Polar Park will be the setting for one of the best New England college games of the year on Saturday. The now annual EBW Classic at the home of the Woosox will have a much different feel this season and probably won’t be the same lopsided product it has been the first few years. That’s because the matchup between Holy Cross And Harvard will not only be a renewal of…


Harvard 34, Brown 31 – Crimson win shootout over Bears in Ivy League opener for both teams

September 22, 2023

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent CAMBRIDGE, MA – There were fireworks on the field under the lights in Cambridge Friday night. In the first Ivy League action for both teams, the Harvard Crimson fended off the Brown Bears, 34-31 in a nail biter. But it took Harvard a quarter to get things going. The Crimson only mustered 60 total yards in the first quarter and looked like a markedly different team…


Harvard’s Ty Bartrum hopes Crimson defense can keep it rolling Friday night against Brown

September 21, 2023

Image courtesy of Harvard Magazine It’s only Week 2, but Friday night’s Ivy League matchup under the lights at Harvard Stadium against Brown is a big one. The Crimson didn’t really face much push back in the season opener, while the Bears had to scratch and claw to steal an exhilarating win over in-state rival Bryant in its opener. The Crimson had quite a defensive performance against St. Thomas, led…


Brown’s Wilcox, Harvard’s Bartrum earn Week 1 Ivy League honors

September 18, 2023

Image courtesy of Ivy League It always takes forever for the Ivy League season to arrive, but it finally did this past weekend and what a show it was locally. Brown stunned Bryant in a wild one and because of the victory, earned some league recognition on Monday. Quarterback Jake Wilcox was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Isaiah Reed and Wes Rockett were named to the ‘Honor Roll.’…


Harvard 45, St. Thomas 13 – Crimson cruise in season opener

September 16, 2023

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent CAMBRIDGE – It was a game of many firsts for the Harvard Crimson in a 45-13 season opening victory over the University of St. Thomas Thommies on Saturday. The first game of Harvard’s 150th season, the first career start for junior quarterback Charles Deprima, and the first meeting between the University of St. Thomas and the Crimson. So, it was only fitting that on Harvard’s…


NEFJ Division 1 preseason college poll

August 31, 2023

The 2023 season kicks off tonight. The upcoming college football season promises to be one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory. Several programs in the region are conference contenders, bowl game contenders and playoff contenders. It promises to be a fun season and we are here for it. Here is our first poll of the season to kick things off. 1. Holy Cross– Crusaders are our preseason number…