Harvard Hosts Lafayette Saturday On Cambridge Day

Harvard Hosts Lafayette Saturday On Cambridge Day

Pictured: Treavor Scales earned Rookie of the Week honors after a two-touchdown effort against Cornell last week.
Photo Courtesy: Dave Silverman

The Particulars
After playing three of its first four games on the road, Harvard returns to The Stadium this
week to play Lafayette in the first of three-straight home games. 

Follow At Home
All Harvard home football games will feature live streaming audio and video. Fans can visit the Multimedia page to purchase a single game event or a season pass. The real-time broadcast includes a television-quality, four-camera production with play-by-play commentary from longtime radio voice Bernie Corbett and color commentary from analyst and former QB great Mike Giardi '94.

On The Air
The game will be televised live on Boston RCN-8. It will also be rebroadcast on Sunday evening on Comcast Sportsnet New England. A full listing of channel lineups is below:|

Boston RCN-8
Washington DC-RCN 8
Chicago RCN-34
Alltentown/Bethlehem RCN 4
Suburban Philadelphia - RCN 8, WBPH-Channel 60
Manhatten - RCN 8
Queens - RCN 8
MASN (Directv 640, DISH 432)

On Radio
All Harvard games can also be heard on a variety of radio stations including AM 1120 (Boston), 1390 (Plymouth), 970 (Sturbridge) as well as Harvard's student station, WHRB-FM 95.3. 

Live Statistics
All Harvard home football games will feature live game statistics. Fans can visit the Live Stats page to follow along on their computer.

The Promotions
Kids 12 & under enter free to every home football game this season. Harvard stadium is an affordable family friendly venue, so we encourage you to bring your children and their friends to experience what Crimson football is all about! There is no limit to the number of children that may accompany an adult.

Saturday is "Cambridge Day" at the Stadium. All Cambridge, Mass. residents receive free admission with proof of residence (photo ID required).   

Series History
Saturday's game will be the 14th meeting between Harvard and Lafayette in a series that dates to 1966. The Crimson holds a 11-2 lead in the rivalry and has won the last eight games between the schools.

Harvard has not lost to Lafayette at home since 1996, winning four straight with a 7-1 record all-time at Harvard Stadium. 

Last Year's Meeting
Running backs Cheng Ho and Gino Gordon both scored first-half touchdowns as Harvard jumped out to an early lead and topped Lafayette, 27-13, in Easton, Pa. last year.

Ho rushed for 108 yards and Chris Pizzotti '08-09 threw for 231 yards and another touchdown to lead Harvard. The Crimson also got two long field goals from Patrick Long.

Chris Lorditch hauled in a 67-yard scoring strike from Pizzotti early in the second and finished with four catches for 106 yards for Harvard - which allowed just .59 yards of total offense, including two rushing yards, in the second half. 

Harvard's Last Time Out
Gino Gordon ran for 137 yards and a touchdown and Treavor Scales ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns as Harvard outgained Cornell, 251-62 on the ground in a 28-10 victory.

Collier Winters added a 15-yard touchdown as the Crimson ran for four touchdowns for the first time since a 28-21 win over Dartmouth on Oct. 27, 2007.

Freshman Brian Owusu had two interceptions - on the second and third defensive downs of his career - and the Crimson allowed just 182 total yards.

Punter Thomas Hull pinned three punts inside Cornell's five yard line and four different players recorded a sack for a second consecutive game. 

Lafayette's Last Time Out
Trailing Columbia 21-10 at halftime, Lafayette scored all the points in the second half - 14 - including the final ones thanks to an 88-yard drive in the final six minutes to score with 13 seconds left in a 24-21 victory. It was the second close win for Lafayette over an Ivy League school - and third of the year thanks to wins over Penn (20-17 in overtime) and Yale (31-14).

Maurice White had just 50 yards on the ground for Lafayette but had two touchdowns and Rob Curley overcame three interceptions to finish with 287 yards and a score on 23-for-39 passing.

Lafayette is off to a 4-1 start for a third-straight season. 

Ivy Updates
Harvard is the only 2-0 team in the Ivy League while Columbia and Penn take 1-0 league marks into play on Saturday against each other. 

Harvard Coach Tim Murphy
In his 16th season as Harvard's head coach, Tim Murphy enters Saturday's game with a 100-53 record with the Crimson and a 132-98-1 overall head coaching record, which includes five years at Cincinnati and two years at Maine. Murphy has led Harvard to five Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008). He is 8-1 all-time against Lafayette. 

Lafayette Coach Frank Tavani
Frank Tavani is in his 10th year on the Lafayette sideline, and he takes a 56-51 record into Saturday's game. Tavani led has the Leopards to Patriot League titles and NCAA tournament appearances in three of the last five years. He is 0-8 against Harvard. 

Complete Game Notes
For complete games notes in PDF format, click on the link at the beginning of this page.