The Crimson looks to begin the year 2-0 (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football will begin Ivy League play when the Crimson travels to Providence, Rhode Island to take on Brown Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. The game will be shown live on ESPNU and ESPN+ and will be carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM).
The Crimson is off to a 1-0 start in its 145th season, while the Bears are 0-1.
How to Follow
Broadcast: ESPNU, ESPN+
Live Stats: at Brown
Game Notes: Harvard at Brown
What to Know
- In last week's 36-14 season-opening win over San Diego, running back Aaron Shampklin, the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, rushed for four touchdowns (64, 23, 22 and 13 yards) and finished with a career-high 178 yards on 15 carries (11.9 avg.).
- Since Tim Murphy began patrolling the Harvard sideline in 1994, the Crimson is 42-14 (.750) in games played in the month of September. Harvard boasts a 33-7 (.825) mark in the month since 2001.
- This week's game marks the 118th time that Harvard and Brown have met on the gridiron. The Crimson controls the all-time series, 85-30-2, and has won seven-straight contests against their rivals from Providence, Rhode Island.
- Harvard has scored points in an Ivy League and school-record 199-consecutive games. The Crimson has not been shut out since a 24-0 loss to Columbia in the 1998 season opener.
- Justice Shelton-Mosley currently sits fifth in program history with 131 career receptions, and fifth with 1,749 yards receiving yards.
Harvard Coach Tim Murphy
In his 25th season as Harvard's all-time winningest head coach, Tim Murphy enters this week's game with a 169-71 record with the Crimson and a 201-116-1 overall head coaching record, which includes five years at Cincinnati and two years at Maine. Since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, only one Ivy coach has compiled more wins than Murphy's 169 and he is just one of eight coaches to win 100-plus games. Murphy also owns 118 Ivy League wins, third most all-time. Murphy has led Harvard to nine Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015).
Harvard will return home to host No. 23/23 Rhode Island Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The game will be shown live on ESPN+.