Anthony Nelson and the Crimson will face Howard for the first time in program history (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard football will host its second-straight opponent, as the Crimson welcomes Howard to Harvard Stadium Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM) and WHRB (95.3 FM) in Boston.
The Crimson is coming off a 42-7 win in its Ivy League opener against Brown, while Howard dropped a conference home game to Bethune-Cookman, 37-29.
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What to Know
• Since the 2006 season, Harvard owns a 43-11 record (.796) in games played during the month of October
• After throwing a career-high four touchdowns against Brown last week, quarterback Jake Smith was named the New England Football Writers' Association Division I Gold Helmet winner Sept. 29.
• Harvard attacked the Brown defense with a pair of running backs who were effective nearly every time they touched the ball. Devin Darrington finished with 91 yards on 22 carries (4.1 ypc) with Aidan Borguet collecting 84 yards on 11 touches (7.6 ypc). Each scored a touchdown. The duo led a rushing attack that finished with 222 yards, which was nearly as much as the Brown offense gained as a whole (267 yards).
• The Crimson has continued a number of impressive streaks from last season. Harvard has won nine-straight games when leading at the half, 28-consecutive when scoring 30 or more points and seven-straight when allowing opponents to score 20 points of less.
At The Helm
In his 26th season, Harvard's all-time winningest head coach, Tim Murphy, enters this week's game with a 175-76 record with the Crimson and a 207-121-1 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 175 and he is just one of eight coaches to win 100-plus games. Murphy also owns 123 Ivy League wins, tied for second-most all-time. Murphy has led Harvard to nine Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015).
Harvard will close out its three-game homestand by hosting Ivy League rival Cornell Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. on ESPN+.