The Crimson is looking to start the Ivy season with a 2-0 record (Gil Talbot.)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football will jump back into conference play when the Crimson travels to Ithaca, New York to take on Ivy League rival Cornell Saturday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. The game will be shown live on ESPN+ and will be carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM).
The Crimson stands at 2-1 overall and is 1-0 in the Ivy, while the Big Red carries a 1-2 and 0-1 mark into Saturday's contest.
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What to Know
- Harvard holds a 47-33-2 advantage in the all-time series against Cornell. The series dates back to the first meeting in 1890, a 77-0 triumph for the Crimson.
- Harvard ranks first in the country in rushing defense (50.0 yards allowed per game) and is seventh in net punting (41.4 per punt).
- Harvard has scored points in an Ivy League and school-record 200-consecutive games. The Crimson has not been shut out since a 24-0 loss to Columbia in the 1998 season opener.
- As a team, Harvard leads the Ancient Eight in rushing defense (50.0 yards allowed per game) and net punting (41.4 per punt). Aaron Shampklin is the conference leader in rushing (112.0 yards per game), and Justice Shelton-Mosley is tops with 7.7 receptions per game. Shelton-Mosley is also the Ivy leader in all-purpose yards per game (132.0).
- Justice Shelton-Mosley currently sits third in program history with 147 career receptions, and fifth with 1,894 yards receiving yards.
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Harvard Coach Tim Murphy
In his 25th season as Harvard's all-time winningest head coach, Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, enters this week's game with a 170-72 record with the Crimson and a 202-117-1 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 170 and he is just one of eight coaches to win 100-plus games. Murphy also owns 119 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 retrn to conference play and visity Ivy League rival Cornell Saturday, Oct. 6. The game will begin at 1:30 and be broadcast live on ESPN+.