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Widman, Crimson cruise past Penn, 29-3

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Team eyes Bulldogs and ‘The Game’

Young supporters greet team members
Jake Frankenfield (right) of Sherman, Mass., and his friend Daniel Carroll, also of Sherman, slap hands with Harvard players as they make their way to the locker room at halftime.
Senior fullback Kelly Widman reeled in three touchdown passes over the weekend to help spot Harvard a 29-3 victory over visiting Penn. Widman’s three consecutive first-half TD catches (for 4, 18, and 22 yards) tied a school record for single-game TD receptions.
Quarterback Liam O’Hagan dives into the endzone for six. (Staff photos Justin Ide/Harvard News Office)

With the win, the Crimson improve to 4-2 in the Ivies (6-3 overall) to set up a three-way tie for second place with Princeton and Yale, the latter whom Harvard will visit this Saturday (Nov. 19) in the 122nd playing of “The Game.” First-place Brown, meanwhile, clinched a share of the Ivy title following the Bears’ (8-1; 5-1 Ivy) latest victory over Dartmouth.

Harvard can still snag a share of the crown if the Cambridge squad can put away the Bulldogs. On top of that, Brown would have to fall to last-placed Columbia (2-7; 0-6 Ivy) in Manhattan. Likewise, Yale and Princeton remain alive in the title hunt, needing a victory in combination with a Brown loss.

The standings shake-up commences with kickoff at 12:30 p.m.

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