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Yale Defeats Harvard

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Three-Quarters Great Record-setting day proves fruitless for the Crimson

Harvard Quarterback Neil
Harvard Quarterback Neil Rose is sacked at the line during the 117th playing of "The Game," Harvard and Yale, Saturday, November 17, 2000 at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Massachusetts. <i>Staff photos Justin Ide, Harvard News Office</i>

Crimson football failed to shake the great gridiron rule – the team that makes the fewest mistakes wins – falling apart in the fourth quarter in an otherwise well-executed and exciting contest against Yale last Saturday. Despite setting a record for completions in a game, finishing 28-of-52 passes for 310 yards, quarterback Neil Rose, exhausted and perhaps a bit overzealous, threw three interceptions down the stretch. In an otherwise brilliant performance, Rose’s interceptions, which yielded 17 Bulldog points in the final quarter, proved too costly in the end. Highlight of the day? Crimson kick-off return man, Chuck Nwokocha, running 94 yards for a touchdown, leaving dropped jaws on both sides of the stadium. Indeed, if the crowd’s exchange of gasps and roars was any indication, chapter 117 of “The Game” proved a thriller, albeit a sad one, for the Crimson faithful. Final score was 34-24, Yale.

-Andy Brooks

Carl Morris
Carl Morris, right, tries to regain his balance after making a catch in the endzone for a touchdown putting Harvard ahead 23 -17 during the 117th playing of "The Game," Harvard and Yale, Saturday, November 17, 2000 at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Football Fan Winthrop
Harvard freshman Winthrop Ruml '04 tries to rally the troops.