Wrapping Up The Harvard Football Season

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Harvard University football season concluded their successful fall campaign with an exciting 45-7 victory on Saturday against Yale University, as the Crimson captured the 128th edition of The Game.

According to Harvard’s Athletic department, the Crimson have now won six-straight at the Yale Bowl, along with 10 of their last 11 meetings against the Bulldogs. Yet, now that the season has concluded, it’s time to take a stroll down memory lane and glance at the final statistics and numbers from the year.

* Despite losing their opening contest of the season against Holy Cross, the Crimson finished the year winning nine games, (five at home, four on the road).

* The Crimson finished with an undefeated record against conference opponents, and won two-of-three non-conference tilts against Bucknell and Lafayette.

* Quarterbacks Collier Winters and Colton Chapple combined for 25 touchdowns, six interceptions, 2,512 passing yards, 374 rushing yards, and seven rushing touchdowns.

* Senior Alex Gedeon anchored the Crimson defense with 92 tackles, (43 solo tackles, 49 assists), while senior Josue Ortiz finished the season with 10 sacks and one forced fumble.

* In the month of October, the Crimson offense averaged 458 passing yards per game, and 203.2 rushing yards per game.

* Harvard’s offense finished the year ranked No. 1 in the Ivy League with 51 touchdowns and 374 points, while their scoring defense was ranked No. 1 and yielded 21 touchdowns and 171 points.

* Junior running back Treavor Scales finished the season ranked fourth amongst Ivy League backs with 816 yards and eight touchdowns, while freshman Zach Boden finished eighth with 484 yards and six touchdowns.  

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