Harvard Football to Receive 2014 ECAC Team of Distinction Award

Harvard Football to Receive 2014 ECAC Team of Distinction Award

Harvard finished 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the Ivy League in 2014 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After posting its third perfect season since 2001, the Harvard football team has been selected as the Division I recipient of the 2014 ECAC Team of Distinction Award. The award was created to recognize teams for their exceptional and distinguished seasons.

The Crimson, which appeared at No. 15 in the final FCS coaches' poll, wrapped up the 2014 campaign with a perfect 10-0 mark and was 7-0 in Ivy League play. Harvard was the only Division I team to finish the season undefeated.

Harvard capped off its unblemished season with a 31-24 victory over Yale, extending its win streak to eight games over the Bulldogs, a program record. The Crimson, which defeated Holy Cross, Georgetown and Lafayette in non-league contests, became the second Ivy League school to host ESPN's College GameDay, as the national show was held prior to the games against Yale on Nov. 22.

Under the leadership of Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, who was named the 2014 Ivy League Coach of the Year, the Crimson went 5-0 at home and on the road and extended the nation's longest win streak to 14 games. Harvard captured its 16th Ivy League title, and eighth under Murphy, and won seven games for the 14th consecutive year, a conference record.

Harvard will be honored on Feb. 19, at the Eastern College Football Awards Banquet, hosted by the ECAC at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Eastern College Football Awards Banquet will feature the presentation of the ECAC Football Awards, as well as the Lambert Meadowlands Awards. For more information on the banquet, click here.

About the ECAC
In the 76 years since its inception, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has emerged as the nation's largest Conference. The ECAC has grown considerably from its charter membership of 58, currently boasting over 300 members in Divisions I, II and III, ranging in location from Maine to South Carolina, and westerly to Missouri.  In the 2014-15 academic year, the ECAC will host nearly 100 championships in 32 men's and women's sports as the sponsors of over 5,800 varsity teams and 111,000 male and female athletes. For more information, visit