Harvard Looks To Remain Unbeaten In Ivy Play Against Revamped Dartmouth Saturday at The Stadium

Harvard Looks To Remain Unbeaten In Ivy Play Against Revamped Dartmouth Saturday at The Stadium

Pictured: Chris Lorditch streaks past two Princeton defenders with a 77-yard touchdown pass on the third play from scrimmage last weekend for the fifth-longest TD pass in school history.
Photo Courtesy: Jon Chase, Harvard News Office

The Particulars
Harvard completes a three-game home stand at Harvard Stadium this weekend as the Crimson welcomes Dartmouth for a noon kickoff.

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 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. Additionally, Saturday's game is the Ivy League Game of the Week and will be heard nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio.  

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.

Series History
Saturday's game will be the 113th meeting between Harvard and Dartmouth in a series that dates to 1882 and stands as Harvard's second-oldest rivalry. Harvard holds a 62-45-5 series lead and has won its last five meetings and 11 of the last 12 against the Big Green.

Last Year's Meeting
Chris Pizzotti ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as Harvard routed Dartmouth, 35-7, and controlled the clock with nearly 40 minutes of possession.

Ben Jenkins rushed 20 times for 111 yards and one touchdown for the Crimson, which outgained Dartmouth on the ground, 368 to minus-2.

Harvard attempted just three second half passes and ended the game with 32 consecutive rushing plays.

Pizzotti's touchdown pass came on his only snap of the second half and Patrick Long added two field goals.

Harvard's Last Time Out
Harvard's offensive and defensive dominance were on display last weekend as the Crimson defense limited Princeton to 157 yards of offense and its own quick-strike attack enabled the Crimson to end the game with 20 straight rushing plays including on all 18 fourth quarter snaps.

Collier Winters threw a 77-yard touchdown pass on the third play from scrimmage and added a three-yard TD pass and three-yard TD run in the first half. Harvard outgained Princeton 121-1 on the round in the first half and held Princeton without a first down in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter Harvard limited Princeton to 1-of-8 throwing for nine yards. All told, Harvard outgained Princeton 457-157.

Dartmouth's Last Time Out
Playing against what many have said to be Columbia's best team in decades, Dartmouth sophomore Nick Schwieger ran for a school record 242 yards to end the Big Green's 17-game losing streak in a rain-soaked 28-6 homecoming victory over the Lions at Memorial Field.

Ivy Updates
Harvard and Penn are tied atop the standings at 3-0 apiece following Penn's 9-0 win over Yale in a game in which neither team scored an offensive touchdown. They are the only two undefeated teams in league play.

Harvard Coach Tim Murphy
In his 16th season as Harvard's head coach, Tim Murphy enters Saturday's game with a 101-54 record with the Crimson and a 133-99-1 overall head coaching record, which includes five years at Cincinnati and two years at Maine. Murphy is one of just five coaches to win 100 games since the formation of the Ivy League in 1954. Murphy has led Harvard to five Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008). He is 12-3 all-time against Dartmouth 

Dartmouth Coach Buddy Teevens
In his fifth year of his second tour of duty on the Dartmouth sideline, Buddy Teevens enters Saturday's game against Harvard with a 34-70-2 record. Teevens was head coach at Dartmouth from 1987-91 before returning to his alma mater two seasons ago. He is 2-6-1 overall against Harvard.

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