Harvard's senior class (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football will return home to host Columbia in the final game of the year at Harvard Stadium Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12 p.m. The game, which will also serve as Senior Day of the Class of 2018, will be shown live on ESPN+ and NESN and will be carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM).
The Crimson heads into the game 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the Ivy League, while the Lions are 4-3 and 1-3 in the Ancient Eight.
What to Know
- Prior to Saturday's game, Harvard will honor the 31 members of its senior class. This group of student-athletes has posted a 24-13 overall record, a 15-10 Ivy League mark and a 9-3 record against non-conference opponents. The senior class also helped the Crimson win a share of the 2015 Ivy League title and was part of Harvard's 22-game win streak from 2013-15.
- Running back Aaron Shampklin, the Ivy League's leading rusher with 117.7 yards per game, scored his team-high eighth touchdown of the year last week at Dartmouth. Quarterback Tom Stewart completed 24-of-42 passes for 270 yards and also led the team with 76 rushing yards, including a 22-yard score.
- Harvard has scored points in an Ivy League and school-record 205-consecutive games. The Crimson has not been shut out since a 24-0 loss to Columbia in the 1998 season opener.
- Jake McIntyre, who is on the Fred Mitchell Award Kick-Off Watch List for the top placekicker in the FCS, has moved into fourth in program history for career scoring among kicker with 147 career points.
- Harvard rank fourth in the country in fewest penalty yards per game (33.71) and 13th in third-down conversion defense (.293) Jake McIntyre is averaging 1.57 field goals per game, good for fifth in the nation, and is 14th in field-goal percentage (.846). Aaron Shampklin is eighth with 117.7 rushing yards per game and 14th with 6.75 yards per rush.
Harvard Coach Tim Murphy
In his 25th season as Harvard's all-time winningest head coach, Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, enters this week's game with a 171-75 record with the Crimson and a 203-120-1 overall head coaching record, which includes five years at Cincinnati and two years at Maine. Since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, only one Ivy coach has compiled more wins than Murphy's 171 and he is just one of eight coaches to win 100-plus games. Murphy also owns 119 Ivy League wins, third most all-time. Murphy has led Harvard to nine Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015).
The Crimson will visit Penn Saturday, Nov. 10 in the final road game of the season. The game is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN+.