PRINCETON, N.J. – After leading the Crimson to a 25-22 come-from-behind victory Saturday over Dartmouth, freshman quarterback Jake Smith has been selected Co-Rookie of the Week by the Ivy League.
The Crimson went down 14-0 in the second against the Big Green, but Smith helped steady the Harvard offense and converted three touchdown passes the rest of the way to lead the comeback effort. To start the fourth quarter, Smith hit Henry Taylor for a four-yard score to put Harvard up 18-14. Midway through the final period, he found classmate Aaron Shampklin for an 11-yard TD that gave the Crimson a 25-14 lead.
The three TD passes were the most in a single game for Smith and give him five on the season. In total, Smith completed 18 passes for 125 yards. The win helped Harvard improve to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Ivy League, one game out from first place. Harvard travels to Columbia this Saturday.