2015 Harvard Football: New England's other really good if not necessarily still undefeated team

Mugsy's Jock

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It's hard to find anything "surprisingly good" or "really good in an understated way" about Harvard University, where excellence is exceeded only by the egos of its alumni.  
 
But man, this football program is something pretty exceptional.  Winning streak now at 21 games in a row, reaching back to the latter part of the 2013 season.  Many of those are routs, but the team also has demonstrated a knack for strong play in close games.  Last year's Yale win, with Harvard pulling the game out with a 35-yard touchdown pass with under a minute to go and then a goal line interception in the closing seconds, was one of the best wins ever in the series...and this week's come-from-behind win over a previously undefeated Dartmouth team with two fourth quarter touchdowns, were just great wins.
 
There are currently five, count 'em, five Harvard players in the NFL.  We all know Fitzy, of course, but there's also TE Cameron Brate of the Rays (caught a TD today), FB Kyle Juscyck of the Ravens (plays most of the time, had a 39-yard reception today), and rotational players DE Desmond Bryant of the Browns, and Vikings C Nick Easton. 
 
Three games left this season -- at Columbia, home to Penn, and in New Haven for The Game.  The Crimson's winning streak may outlive the Pats'.
 
Edit:  Yeah, Amherst and Trinity still going strong this year too.  Amherst's winning streak is up to 17 right now, I think...
 

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Mugsys Jock said:
Edit:  Yeah, Amherst and Trinity still going strong this year too.  Amherst's winning streak is up to 17 right now, I think...
I saw the thread title and came here to post your edit.

Amherst and Trinity meet this Saturday at Pratt Field. It will be viewable over the internet. NESCAC is the only football I watch these days.

And, of course, an Amherst alum (Doug Swift, '70) is one of the "grumpy old men."
 

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Three games left this season -- at Columbia, home to Penn, and in New Haven for The Game.  The Crimson's winning streak may outlive the Pats'
Harvard should kill Yale this year. My Bulldogs managed a mere 5 first downs on Saturday, against Columbia. It was Columbia's first Ivy League win in three years and first victory at the Yale Bowl in almost 20 years. Pathetic.

On to hockey season!
 

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After a lackluster win over Columbia last week, the Crimson are getting smoked at home by Penn -- down 21-6 in the first quarter.

Edit: and the Crimson wake up with 3 TDs in a row, thanks in large part to a great kickoff return and then a TD pass from Justice Mosley...Crimson up 25-21 with 6 minutes to go in the half.
 
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Damn...I blame myself for jinxing the streak. From what I saw, Penn's offense offered a lot more than expected.

The good news, I suppose, is there really will be no chance of not being fully prepared for Yale. And beating Yale is more important than any streak.