Joe Viviano got the start on Senior Day (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard football team suffered a 23-6 setback to Penn at home on Senior Day before 10,122 fans at Harvard Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Crimson slips to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the Ivy League, while Penn also stands 5-4 and 3-3.
On the first play of the game, Penn's Tre Solomon ran up the right side for a 77-yard touchdown, giving the Quakers an early 7-0 lead just 17 seconds into the contest. With 10:04 left in second, Harvard got on the scoreboard when Jake McIntyre booted a 24-yard field goal, making it 7-3.
On Penn's next possession, the Quakers nailed a 22-yard field goal off the foot of Jack Soslow, 10-3, with 3:32 remaining in the half.
In the third, Justin Watson caught a 19-yard TD pass from Will Fischer-Colbrie, as Penn went up, 17-3, at the 11:33 mark. McIntyre hit his second field goal, this time from 32 yards out, to get the Crimson with 11, 17-6, with 7:03 left in the third. In the final moments of the quarter, Soslow nailed a 40-yard field goal, extending the Penn advantage to 20-6 with 22 seconds left.
Soslow added another field goal, a 36-yarder, with 6:59 left to make it 23-6 in Penn's favor.
- Harvard has now scored in an Ivy League-record 197-straight games.
- Justice Shelton-Mosley now ranks eighth in program history with 117 career receptions and is ninth with 1,545 career receiving yards.
- With the loss, Harvard will send its Ivy League-record streak of 16-straight seasons with at least seven victories.
- This marked the first time since Sept. 19, 1998 vs. Columbia that Harvard did not score a touchdown.
The Crimson will ready for the 134th Playing of The Game against archrival Yale. The Game, slated for Saturday, Nov. 18 at 12:30 p.m., will be broadcast live nationally on CNBC.