Football Welcomes No. 20/22 Rhode Island Friday Evening

Devin Darrington and the Crimson are 2-0 on the year (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Harvard football will step back into non-conference play as the Crimson hosts No. 20/22 Rhode Island Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The game will be shown live on ESPN+ and will be carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM). This is Harvard's second-straight Friday night game and the second of three this season.

The Crimson is off to a 2-0 overall (1-0 Ivy League) start in its 145th season, while the Rams are 2-1 and 2-0 in the CAA. Rhode Island is the highest ranked team Harvard has played since its game at No. 18 Penn on Nov. 13, 2010 (34-14 Penn win).

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What to Know

- This week's game will be the fifth all-time meeting between Harvard and Rhode Island, with the Crimson leading, 3-1. 

- The Crimson boasts a record of 25-5-2 (.813) against schools currently in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

- Harvard has scored points in an Ivy League and school-record 200-consecutive games. The Crimson has not been shut out since a 24-0 loss to Columbia in the 1998 season opener.

- Harvard ranks second in the country in net punting with a 45.33 average. Individually, Aaron Shampklin is fourth in scoring with 12.0 points per game and fifth with 9.03 yards per rush. Jake Smith stands seventh in completion percentage with a .706 mark. 

- Justice Shelton-Mosley currently sits fourth in program history with 137 career receptions, and fifth with 1,814 yards receiving yards.