Football Heads to New York to Face Columbia

Brogan McPartland leads the Ivy League with 7.0 sacks (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard football heads back on the road to face Columbia in New York on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on SNY, NBCSports Boston and ESPN+ and carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM) and WHRB (95.3 FM) in Boston. The Crimson fell to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Ivy League after Dartmouth connected on a last-second Hail Mary pass to win, 9-6, last week, while the Lions are coming off a 45-10 defeat at the hands of Yale.

Saturday's game will be the 78th all-time meeting between Harvard and Columbia, with the first game having taken place back in 1877 (an 8-0 win for the Crimson). Harvard controls the all-time series with a 62-14-1 advantage, and the Crimson has taken 15-straight games against their rivals to the south. 

How to Follow
Broadcast –  ESPN+ (Talent: Lance Medow, Landon Baty) | International Stream
Audio - Bloomberg Radio (Talent: Bernie Corbett and Mike Giardi '94)
Live Stats – Columbia
Twitter: @HarvardFootball
Game Notes: Harvard | Columbia
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What to Know
• Harvard, which comes into the game leading the nation in blocked kicks, blocked punts, sacks and first-down defense, recorded 5.0 sacks and held Dartmouth to only 273 yards of offense, including 52 yards on the ground, last week. Truman Jones and Brogan McPartland each recorded 1.5 sacks against the Big Green. Devin Darrington surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in career rushing (1,093) after carrying the ball 25 times for 102 yards. Harvard hosted 20,112 fans against Dartmouth, the most for a non-Yale opponent since 20,462 fans attended the 2008 season opener against Holy Cross.
• This week's game will be Harvard's 1,330th varsity football game. The Crimson has an all-time record of 870-400-50 (.680).
• As a team, Harvard leads the Ancient Eight in  rushing defense (71.0), sacks (4.71), blocked kicks (7), blocked punts (5), first-down defense (104), fumbles recovered (8), and team tackles for a loss (9.4). Brogan McPartland is first in sacks (7.0). • The Crimson has won 30-consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points, including four this year. 

Up Next
Harvard will return home to host Penn on Senior Day Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. Prior to the game, which will be shown on NESN, the Crimson will honor its 20 seniors in a pre-game ceremony.