Pictured: Jon Takamura
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard football team improved its conference record to 3-0 with a 37-3 win over Princeton on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium. The Crimson remains atop the league standings and improves its overall record to 4-2 on the year, while the Tigers fall to 1-5 overall and remain winless in league action at 0-3.
The Crimson has now captured victories in 12 of the last 14 games against the Tigers, and has won the last three meetings.
Harvard quarterback Collier Winters has now recorded at least two touchdown passes and hit seven different receivers in five of six games this season.
The hosts wasted little time getting on the board, needing just three plays and a minute and a half to get into the endzone. On a third-and-eight play from his own 23 yard line, Winters hit a streaking Chris Lorditch in stride down the left sideline for a 77-yard score, the longest pass play for the Crimson this season.
After a Princeton field goal on the ensuing drive, Harvard added to its lead on the first play of the second quarter after recovering a botched snap on a Tigers punt attempt. On first a goal from the Princeton three yard line, Winters lofted a pass to a wide open Kyle Juszczyk to give the hosts a 14-3 lead. Winters put one in himself later in the quarter, plunging into the endzone from the Princeton three yard line to put Harvard up 21-3 with 5:46 left in the half. A late field goal by the hosts pushed the score to 24-3 in Harvard’s favor heading into the half.
The Crimson struck again from the Princeton three yard line late in the third as Gino Gordon crashed through the left side of the line to up the score to 31-3 heading into the final quarter. Tailback Chen Ho plunged in for a score three minutes into the fourth to seal the 37-3 final.
The Crimson stays at home and in conference next weekend as it welcomes the Dartmouth Big Green to Harvard Stadium next Saturday, Oct. 31. Game time is slated for 12 p.m.