No. 24/25 Football Readies to Host Georgetown Friday; Game on ESPN3


Match Info
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Harvard
Georgetown
Series Record
Last Meeting
Streak
Game Notes 

Harvard vs. Georgetown
Friday, Oct. 2
Harvard Stadium
ESPN3/ILDN
Scott Sudikoff, Chris Boscherini
Live Stats
Harvard (2-0, 1-0 Ivy)
Georgetown (2-2, 0-0 PL)
Harvard leads, 1-0
W, 34-3 (Oct. 4, 2014)
W1
Harvard vs. Georgetown (PDF)


Harvard is 10-0 all-time in night games at Harvard Stadium (Gil Talbot).

The Storyline
The No. 24/25 Harvard football team will play host to Georgetown in the Crimson's second non-conference game of the season. The game, which will be shown live on ESPN3 and the Ivy League Digital Network, will mark the second-consecutive night game for Harvard. The Crimson stands at 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Ivy League, while the Hoyas are 2-2 and 0-0 in the Patriot League.

The Crimson, which was the only undefeated team in Division I last season, has won 16-straight games, the second-longest active streak in Division I (Ohio State, 17). Harvard has also won 12-consecutive contests against non-conference opponents, dating back to 2011.

About the Ivy League Digital Network
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Social Stream
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all three platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.

Series History
Friday's game will be the second all-time meeting between Harvard and Georgetown. The Crimson won the first meeting, 34-3, last season in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3, 2014.

The Numbers
Quarterback Scott Hosch has thrown six touchdown passes and owns a completion percentage of 65.2 (30-of-46) this fall. Running back Paul Stanton, Jr. has gained 161 yards on the ground has moved into a second-place tie in the Harvard record books with 29 career-rushing scores. The Crimson has blocked a punt in each of its first two games and recorded two safeties in the 53-27 win over Brown Sept. 26.

In Georgetown's 24-16 win at Columbia Sept. 26, quarterback Kyle Nolan tossed for 264 yards on 21-of-32 passing, including two touchdowns. Receiver Justin Hill caught four passes for 118 yards and had an 80-yard TD grab. On the defensive side of the ball, Linebacker Matt Satchell led the Hoyas with 13 tackles and 2.0 tackles for a loss. Georgetown is 1-1 against Ivy League teams this fall, having fallen at home to Dartmouth, 31-10, Sept. 19.
 
Last Time Out
Freshman running back Noah Reimers scored the first two touchdowns of his career (16, 27 yards), and quarterback Scott Hosch added three TDs through the air (25, 4, 12 yards), as the Crimson dominated in a 53-27 win at home over Brown Sept. 26. The Crimson forced four turnovers and had 28 points off those miscues by the Bears. Harvard also scored two safeties, and linebacker Jacob Lindsey led the team with 10 tackles and had an 11-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
 
Last Year's Meeting
Running back Andrew Casten '15 found the endzone four times (2, 22, 6 and 3 yards), as the Crimson pounded the Hoyas, 34-3, on Oct. 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Casten finished the day with 139 rushing yards on 19 carries, while Scott Hosch was 20-of-25 for 293 yards and a TD through the air. Harvard outgained Georgetown, 558 to 227.

Going For Three
Harvard has won at least a share of the last two Ivy League titles and is seeking to become the first team to capture three consecutive Ancient Eight titles since Dartmouth (1990-92).

Ivy Win Streak
The Crimson has tied the program record by topping 12-straight Ivy League opponents since 2013.
 
The current streak began with the 24-21 win over Dartmouth on Nov. 2, 2013.
 
Harvard defeated Brown, 27-20, on Sept. 22, 2001 and won 12 straight Ancient Eight contests until falling at Penn, 44-9, on Nov. 16, 2002.

Patriot Games
Harvard has amassed a 202-137-8 (.594) record against opponents currently in the Patriot Football League. Harvard was 3-0 against Patriot League teams in 2014, topping Holy Cross, Georgetown and Lafayette.

Accurate Passer
Scott Hosch has moved into second place on Harvard's career completion percentage list. Hosch is 139-of-222 (.626). Conner Hempel '15 is the school's all-time leader (234-of-352, .665).
 
Hosch stands 18th in the nation in completion percentage this year (30-of-46, .652). He also ranks third in passing efficiency (192.8) and sixth in passing yards per completion (16.23).
 
Among The Nation's Best
Harvard boasts the country's fourth-best scoring offense (47.0 points per game) and is second in blocked punts with two. The Crimson is also eighth in completion percentage (.679) and 17th in scoring defense (18.5 points allowed per contest).
 
Just Block It
The Crimson has blocked a punt in each of its first two games. Scott Peters had a rejection in fourth quarter at Rhode Island Sept. 19, and Zach Miller blocked a punt in the first quarter vs. Brown Sept. 26.
 
Offense Clicking Early
Harvard has scored 94 points in its first two games this season (41 at Rhode Island and 53 vs. Brown). This marks the most through two games since it scored a combined 95 points against Holy Cross (W, 43-23) and Brown (W, 52-14) in 2003. Harvard scored a combined 106 points against Buffalo (W, 66-0) and New Hampshire (W, 40-0) to start the 1932 season.
 
Historic Output
The Crimson's 53 points against Brown Sept. 26 was the most for Harvard in the series against its Ivy League rival since tallying 58 in the first-ever meeting between the schools in 1893.
 
Safety Dance
Harvard recorded two team safeties in the 53-27 win over Brown Sept. 26. The first occurred at 1:57 of the first quarter off a blocked punt by Zach Miller. The second safety came at 12:02 in the third quarter of a bad snap.
 
Prior to these safeties, the last safety for Harvard was Nico Amarao vs. Lehigh on Oct. 16, 2010.
 
The two safeties in a game for Harvard marked the first time the Crimson achieved that rare feat since at least 1923.
 
Rookie Scores
With his two rushing touchdowns in the 53-27 win over Brown Sept. 26, running back Noah Reimers became the first Crimson freshman to have two scores on the ground since Zach Boden in a 41-10 victory against Dartmouth in 2011.

Keep On Winning
Harvard has the FCS's longest current winning streak. The Crimson has won 16-straight dating back to its dramatic 24-21 win over Dartmouth at Harvard Stadium Nov. 2, 2013. The current 16-game streak is the fifth longest in team history.

Harvard's Longest Win Streaks

1.             24 games- 1890-91

2.             23 games- 1901-02

3.             22 games- 1912-14

4.             21 games- 1898-99

5.             16 games – 2013-present

The Crimson's 16-game win streak is the second-longest active Division I (Ohio State, 17).

Harvard has also won 12 straight Ivy League contests, tying the program record set in 2001-02. The 12-consecutive conference victories are the second longest active streak in Division I (Florida State, 23).