Football Drops Battle at No. 20/ARV Dartmouth, 24-17

Tom Stewart compelted 24 passes Saturday (Gil Talbot).

HANOVER, N.H. – On the road on a rainy Saturday afternoon, Harvard football fell in a tightly-contested battle to No. 20/ARV Dartmouth, 24-17, at Memorial Field. The Crimson drops to 3-4 (1-3 Ivy) on the season, while the Big Green improves to 7-0 (4-0 Ivy).

Senior Tom Stewart led the attack with 346 yards of offense, with 270 through the air and 76 on the ground with a touchdown. Sophomore Aaron Shampklin added a touchdown of his own, while classmate Jordan Hill tallied a team-leading nine tackles for the defense.

Dartmouth struck first on its opening drive as Rashaad Cooper took a handoff and ran 82 yards to the end zone to give the Big Green a 7-0 lead at 12:43 of the first quarter. The Big Green added to its lead when DeWayne Terry picked up a fumble and ran it back 62 yards to make it 14-0 at the 4:12 mark of the first.

In the second, Dartmouth tacked on as quarterback Jared Gerbino kept the ball and ran into the end zone for a 20-yard score, 21-0, with 1:39 left in the half.

Shampklin got the Crimson on the scoreboard with a seven-yard rush with 6:55 remaining in the third, cutting the Dartmouth advantage to 21-7. The TD from Shampklin marked the first time this season the Big Green allowed points in the third quarter of a game. Dartmouth added a 28-yard field goal with 9:34 left in the fourth to go up, 24-7, at the 9:34 mark.

On the next Harvard drive, Stewart kept the ball and scampered 22 yards for a score, getting the Crimson back within 10, 24-14, with 6:44 left on the clock. Junior Jake McIntyre connected on a 28-yard field goal with just under two minutes to play, but the Big Green collected the ensuing onside kick to seal the result.

Harvard Highlights

  • Aaron Shampklin's seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter gives him eight scores on the season.
  • Tom Stewart's 70 rushing yards were a career-best, while his 270 yards through the air was just two shy of his career-high.
  • Sophomore Jordan Hill led the team in tackles for the second-consecutive game, finishing with nine.

Game Notes

  • With five catches today, Adam Scott is one catch away from tying for 16th in program history with 87 career receptions.
  • Jake McIntyre stands fourth in program history with 147 career points among kickers and is tied for second with 28 career field goals. McIntyre is also 13th in scoring among all players and is sixth with 63 career extra points.
  • This is Harvard's first loss at Dartmouth since 1993 and snaps a 14-game win streak overall by the Crimson against the Big Green.

What's Next
The Crimson will welcome Columbia to Harvard Stadium Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12 p.m. The game will be shown live on ESPN+ and NESN. Prior to the game, Harvard will honor the class of 2019 in a senior day ceremony.