November 12, 1993 |
You're Penn. You are one of four undefeated, untied teams in Division I-AA. You have beaten defending Ivy League co-champion Dartmouth. You have come from 30-14 behind in the second half to beat Fordham. You beat an undefeated Princeton team, 30-14, and held its national rushing leader to 59 yards. You are 8-0, leading the Ivy at 5-0, two victories from becoming the sixth undefeated, untied team in Penn's 117 football seasons. But you haven't won anything yet. In fact, you're just getting to the hard part: Harvard.
November 13, 2009
Tomorrow's Penn-Harvard game will not be on television. But you can get fullcoverageon Philly.com's live blog from Harvard Stadium on go.philly.com/pretzel starting just before the 12 p.m. kickoff.
February 20, 2009 |
A spiritual force, the stars realigning, the gods seizing control. . . . To hear the veterans of the legendary Nov. 23, 1968 Harvard-Yale football game recall that day, what happened on the Cambridge field was nothing short of cosmic. Of course, it was only a game. But in the annals of college football - and the gridiron rivalry between the Ivy League's Crimson and Bulldog teams - it was a contest of epic proportions. Kevin Rafferty's thrilling documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 revisits the improbable events of that cold, sunny day, incorporating great play-by-play film coverage with interviews of the guys - now in their 60s - who ran around, passing and blocking, fumbling and intercepting, in the craziness of Harvard Stadium.
October 29, 1989 |
With the spirit of Halloween in the air, the Princeton Tigers used a trick to help them beat Harvard, 28-14, at Harvard Stadium yesterday. The Orange and Black relied on big plays to raise their overall record to 5-1-1 and their Ivy League record to 4-0. However, no play was bigger than a tricky halfback option pass that put the Tigers on the board in a hurry, stunning the spectators as much as the Crimson defense. After the Tigers forced Harvard (2-5, 2-2) to punt when the Crimson could not move the ball from the opening kickoff, Princeton took over on its 30-yard line.
November 12, 2009 |
Temple at Akron Tomorrow, 8:30 p.m. InfoCision Stadium, Akron, Ohio. TV: ESPNU Radio: WPHT (1210-AM) Records: Temple 7-2, 5-0 MAC; Akron 2-7, 1-4. History: Temple leads, 11-7. Temple won last year, 27-6. Temple update: Owls have won seven straight. They blew an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead last week at home to Miami (Ohio) but won by two on a short field goal at the end Freshman Bernard Pierce is the third-leading rusher in FBS, with at least 178 yards in each of last three games.
August 12, 2009 |
After being picked to finish fourth in the Ivy League last year and finishing third, the Penn football team will enter the 2009 season rated behind only favored Harvard and with its sights on the Quakers' first title since 2003. "We have the makings of being a pretty good football team," said Penn coach Al Bagnoli, who has compiled a 200-73 career record with a league-record six outright crowns in 17 years with the team. "I'm looking at the experience we have at key positions. " Penn (6-4, 5-2 Ivy)
November 15, 2009 |
In the six years since Penn's last win at Harvard Stadium, the Quakers have been beset by all kinds of roadblocks that kept them from winning an Ivy League championship. Last season, it was an interception in the waning moments against Harvard at Franklin Field. In 2006, the team's inconsistent kicking contributed to three consecutive overtime losses. But yesterday, Penn finally put that in the past. The Quakers stormed to a 17-0 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 17-7 win over the Crimson that clinched at least a share of the Ivy League title.
October 27, 1991 |
Mike Wilson snared a wobbly 36-yard floater for a miraculous touchdown late in the fourth quarter yesterday, but Princeton could come no closer and fell to Harvard, 24-21, at Harvard Stadium. Wilson used all of his 6 feet, 2 inches to outjump cornerback Greg Belsher and catch Chad Roghair's pass in the corner of the end zone, narrowing Harvard's lead to three points. But the Tigers could not recover an ensuing onside kick. Or stop a third- and-8 run to regain possession with just over a minute left.
November 16, 1997 |
Penn's punter fell down in the mud. Penn's fans sat in snowbanks. When the Quakers went for it on fourth down, a pass bounced out of a receiver's hands right to a Harvard man, who raced 67 yards the other way. For Penn, yesterday afternoon really went much worse than all that. The Quakers showed up at Harvard Stadium with a chance to tie for the Ivy League lead, but were obliterated, 33-0. They didn't get a first down on their first six possessions. In addition to turning that Penn fourth-down play into a Harvard touchdown, the Crimson went for it on fourth down four times and converted every time, twice for touchdowns.
November 12, 2011 |
BOSTON - In 11 out of the last 15 seasons, either Penn or Harvard has finished the season with at least a share of Ivy League football title. This year's campaign will be no different. But for the first time since 2008, the Quakers won't be able to raise a new flag over Franklin Field. With 37 unanswered points after Penn's opening touchdown, Harvard stormed to a 37-20 rout before 11,283 fans at Harvard Stadium. Combined with Dartmouth's 21-16 upset win at Brown, the result gave the Crimson (8-1, 6-0 Ivy League)