Yale 23, No. 19 Harvard 18 – Bulldogs force three way tie atop Ivy League with dramatic win in ‘The Game’

November 18, 2023

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent NEW HAVEN, CT – It was a low-scoring, old-school affair Saturday afternoon in the 139th edition of ‘The Game’ between Harvard University and Yale University. The Bulldogs took down the 19th-ranked Crimson 23-18 for a second straight win in the rivalry game and more importantly, the Bulldogs also claimed their stake in the Ivy League title. “The team from the North is a good team,”…


139th edition of ‘The Game’ should be another classic

November 17, 2023

Image courtesy of Harvard University Having experienced Harvard-Yale for the first time last season, I can unequivocally say it’s no overstatement to call it one of the best atmospheres for any athletic event here in New England. I’ve been to AFC Championship games and Game 7’s, the Harvard-Yale atmosphere inside Harvard Stadium matched them. From the time Yale and Harvard players jawed back and forth and had to be separated…


Harvard’s Craig, Yale’s Vaughn & Brown’s Rockett win weekly Ivy League honors

November 13, 2023

As we head into the final weekend of the 2023 Ivy League season, three New England Ivies were once again well represented with weekly awards on Monday morning. With another edition of ‘The Game’ looming, Harvard QB Jaden Craig was named the Offensive Player of the Week while Yale linebacker Joseph Vaugh took home Defensive Player of the Week. Brown’s star wideout Wes Rockett took home a rare Special Teams…


(19) Harvard 25, Penn 23 (3 OT) – Crimson claim share of Ivy League title in wild win

November 11, 2023

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent CAMBRIDGE — Fans were treated to a thrilling triple overtime senior sendoff at Harvard Stadium as the Crimson took down the Penn Quakers 25-23 Saturday afternoon. The Crimson’s late-season win lifts them to the sole position atop the Ivy League standings at 8-1 and their share of the Ivy League title. After stopping the Quakers in the third overtime, Harvard’s offense took the field with…


Two wins from Ivy League title, Harvard prepping for tough game vs. Penn

November 10, 2023

It’s been a while since Harvard could add to the row of Ivy League championship banners at the top of one end of Harvard Stadium. With two more victories, the Crimson could add a ‘2023’ banner, the first since 2015. Ranked 19th in the country and sitting in first place at 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the league, Tim Murphy’s team holds its own destiny in its hands. A win…


(19) Harvard 38, Columbia 24 – Crimson stay on top of Ivy League standings with 2 games remaining

November 4, 2023

A week after getting head coach Tim Murphy his Ivy League-record 136th win, the Crimson got 137 on Saturday and stayed on top of the Ivy League in the process. The 19th-ranked Crimson (7-1, 4-1) built a 17-point lead at the half and never really had to worry about anything in a 38-24 win. Harvard put up 401 yards of offense and won the turnover battle 2-0. Jaden Craig finished…


No. 23 Harvard 17, Dartmouth 9 – Murphy becomes all-time Ivy League wins leader on emotional day

October 28, 2023

Image courtesy of @HarvardFootball By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent CAMBRIDGE – It was a low-scoring affair Saturday afternoon as the Harvard Crimson took down the Dartmouth Big Green 17-9. While Harvard notched its third Ivy League win this season and remained in a tie atop the standings, the most notable thing about the game was who was not on the sideline for Dartmouth.  The late and long-time Dartmouth Head Coach…


Can No. 17 Harvard keep it rolling against Princeton?

October 20, 2023

Five and counting for the Crimson. 17th-ranked Harvard has opened the season with five straight wins, all of them in impressive fashion. Now, a huge road test looms on Saturday when Tim Murphy’s squad visits an angry Princeton team coming off a heartbreaking loss to Brown. The Tigers walked into Harvard Stadium last season and embarrassed the Crimson on a Friday night. Now, not only is Harvard looking for a…


Harvard, Yale & Brown sweep weekly Ivy League honors, Crimson up to No. 17

October 16, 2023

In our never-ending crusade to get Ivy League teams in the FCS playoffs, let’s start off by saying the rule is outrageous and needs to be changed. Now, onto the good stuff. Thanks to a 48-7 blowout win over Howard at home, Harvard moved up a spot in the AFCA Coaches Poll to No. 17. At 5-0, the Crimson have a huge matchup with Princeton on the road this weekend….


New England offenses running wild in the world of FCS

October 12, 2023

A quick look at the offensive FCS stat leaders reveal quite a bit of New England players having extremely impressive seasons so far. Seemingly everywhere you look, a New England player (or multiple) are in the Top 20 of some pretty major statistical categories as we’ve hit the halfway point of the college season. Here’s where some guys rank nationally… Passing leaders 3. Kasim Hill – URI  The Rams are…