In 2008, the Harvard Crimson football team and the Brown Bears shared the Ivy League championship, but Friday (Sep. 25) night Harvard refused to share.
Avenging last year’s only loss — in which Harvard fell to Brown, 24-22 — the Crimson downed the Bears by a score of 24-21 for their first win of the season.
Junior quarterback Collier Winters, a week after losing his first-career start in a 27-20 loss to Holy Cross, led the charge for Harvard (1-1; 1-0 Ivy League) with 18 completions on 27 attempts for 223 yards passing and three touchdowns (one rushing touchdown). Winters also ran for a game-high 66 yards on 13 attempts.
For his efforts, Winters was named Ivy Player of the Week on Monday (Sept. 28). In two games this season, the Crimson quarterback has 418 yards passing, has a 62.5 completion percentage, and has thrown for four touchdowns and no interceptions. Winters also leads the team in rushing yards with 106.
On Saturday (Oct.3) the Crimson will travel to Bethlehem, Penn., to take on the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.