Homecoming was all about highs and lows in Harvard’s 37-3 blowout of the Princeton Tigers on Saturday (Oct. 24).
The Crimson offense racked up season highs in points (37), rushing yards (267), and total yards (457). Not to be outdone, the defense allowed season lows in points (3), passing yards (119), rushing yards (38), and total yards (157).
Harvard got on the board early when junior quarterback Collier Winters found junior wide receiver Chris Lorditch for a 77-yard touchdown on the third play of the game. The touchdown connection was the longest of Lorditch’s career and the longest pass of Winter’s career.
On the ensuing possession, Princeton put together a four-minute, 11-play drive that resulted in a 19-yard field goal. But that was as close as the Tigers would get, as the Crimson (4-2; 3-0 Ivy League) finished with 30 unanswered points.
Winters finished with 190 yards on 13 completions in 19 passing attempts, along with two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Running back Gino Gordon ’11 led Harvard in rushing with 86 yards and a touchdown.
The Crimson will host Dartmouth (1-5; 1-2 Ivy League) on Halloween (Oct. 31, noon) at Harvard Stadium before hitting the road to face Columbia on Nov 7.