Yale Defeats Football, 24-3, in 134th Playing of The Game

Justice Shelton-Mosley caught seven passes Saturday (Gil Talbot).

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale (9-1, 6-1 Ivy) defeated Harvard (5-5, 3-4 Ivy) in the 134th playing of The Game on Saturday afternoon, 24-3. Justice Shelton-Mosley compiled 97 all-purpose yards, including seven catches for 77 yards to lead the Crimson.

Harvard shut down Yale's first drive, forcing the Bulldogs to punt, and the Crimson took over at the Harvard 38. After a quick throw from freshman quarterack Jake Smith, junior wide receiver Justice Shelton-Mosley etched his name further into Harvard football history, tying for seventh in career-receptions, with 118. Harvard was able to capitalize on the drive when kicker Jake McIntyre completed the 29-yard field goal, giving the Crimson a 3-0 lead. McIntyre moved up to eighth for all-time career points (kicking), with 97. At the end of the first quarter, Harvard controlled a 3-0 lead over Yale.

Yale found the endzone with back-to-back touchdowns halfway through the second quarter. Kurt Rawlings completed a pass to JP Shohfi for six. Malcom Dixon followed up when he recovered a Harvard fumble and ran 19 yards for the Bulldog's second touchdown. Alex Galland completed both extra point attempts before finishing a field goal as time expired in the second half. At halftime, the Bulldogs commanded the lead, 17-3.

Yale increased its lead when Zane Dudek completed a 2-yard run into the end zone in the third quarter. After an extra point by Galland, the Bulldogs led the Crimson, 24-3. Yale sealed the victory when Deonte Henson intercepted a Joe Viviano pass in the end zone with less than a minute to play in the fourth. The Bulldogs defeated the Crimson, 24-3.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Shelton-Mosley now has 1,622 career receiving yards, good for sixth in Harvard history.  
  • Shelton-Mosley is now second in Harvard history in season yards returned for punt returns with 319.
  • Jake McIntyre is now tied for eighth all-time in career scoring leaders (kicking) with 97 points.

Game Notes: 

  • Tim Murphy moves to 200-116-1 in his career (168-71 at Harvard), and 17-7 in The Game.
  • Harvard moves to 59-67-8 all-time in The Game.