Harvard's class of 2020 has won 14 of 20 home games during their careers (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard football returns home to host Penn on Senior Day, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 12 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on NESN and ESPN+, and carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM) and WHRB (95.3 FM) in Boston.
The Crimson fell to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League after dropping an overtime contest at Columbia, 17-10, last week. Penn topped Cornell, 21-20, after the Big Red failed on a two-point conversion in the final minute.
How to Follow
Broadcast – NESN, ESPN+ (Talent: Alex Vispoli, Ben Altsher and Kevin Gehl) | International Stream
Audio - Bloomberg Radio (Talent: Bernie Corbett and Mike Giardi '94)
Live Stats – Penn
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What to Know
• Saturday's game will mark the 90th all-time meeting between the Ivy rivals, with the Crimson leading the series, 49-38-2. Last season, the Crimson snapped a three-game losing streak to the Quakers, emerging with a 29-7 victory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 2001, the teams have split 18 match-ups.
• Prior to Saturday's game, Harvard will honor the 20 members of its senior class. This group of student-athletes has won 14 of its 20 home games, including three of four this season.
• Harvard, which comes into the game leading the nation in blocked kicks, blocked punts and sacks, made 9.0 tackles for loss, including 2.0 sacks, at Columbia last week. James Herring blocked his third punt of the season, giving Harvard eight blocked kicks and six blocked punts.
• This week's game will be Harvard's 1,331st varsity football game. The Crimson has an all-time record of 879-401-50 (.680).
At The Helm
In his 26th season, Harvard's all-time winningest head coach, Tim Murphy, enters this week's game with a 178-79 record with the Crimson and a 209-124-1 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 (Yale's Carm Cozza) has compiled more wins than Murphy's 178 and he is just one of 11 coaches to win 100-plus games. Murphy also owns 124 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).
Harvard will close out the season by visiting Yale for the 136th playing of The Game on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 12 p.m. The Game will be broadcast on ESPNU.