On The Line

Harvard’s defense stayed strong in its final non-conference matchup of the season, keeping the Panthers out of the end zone while only giving up a single field goal.

Team Effort

Despite resting junior running back Aaron Shampklin, who has been electric for the Crimson, Harvard’s run game didn’t suffer, with Borguet picking up the slack.

Kick Is Good

Junior kicker Jonah Lipel nails one through the upright over the Lafayette defense. Lipel is yet to miss a field goal this season, going six for six with a long of 42 yards.


Lafayette aims to knock the ball out while tackling a Harvard player as junior wide reciever Wym Kimberly watches on. Kimberly had one catch for 25 yards on the afternoon.

Dean of Students

Sophomore quarterback Charlie Dean prepares to hand the ball off to Borguet. Dean threw for 147 yards in the game on 15 completions but was unable to find the end zone, while picking up his first two interceptions of the season.

Big Time Rush

Sophomore running back Aidan Borguet ran for 169 of the Crimson’s 229 yards on the afternoon, scoring two touchdowns before being pulled in the fourth quarter.

Eyes Downfield

Sophomore running back Aidan Borguet scampers past a Lafayette defender en route to 169 rushing yards and two touchdowns, part of Harvard's 229-yard team rushing attack.

No. 19/RV Harvard Football Cruises Over Lafayette in Last Tuneup before Ivy League Showdown against Undefeated No. 20/25 Princeton

In its last non-conference matchup of the season, No. 19/RV Harvard (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) raced out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 30-3 victory against Lafayette (2-5, 1-1 Patriot League). Missing a pillar of its sixth-ranked rushing attack after holding junior running back Aaron Shampklin out of the game as a precaution, the Crimson did not miss a beat, torching the Lafayette defense to the tune of 229 yards.

Shampklin Scampers for the Score

Junior running back Aaron Shampklin races past a Cornell defender for the touchdown in last Saturday’s 24-10 victory. Shampklin finished the contest with two scores and 92 yards on 18 carries, adding to his impressive season as the Crimson’s workhorse from the backfield.

No. 22 Football Cruises Past Cornell, 24-10, to Keep Perfect Record Intact

Trailing at halftime for the first time all season, the No. 22 Harvard football team’s perfect record looked like it could be in jeopardy Saturday afternoon against winless Cornell. That changed just minutes after the Crimson came out of the locker room for the second half. Harvard exploded for three second half touchdowns to coast past the Big Red, 24-10. The Crimson (4-0, 2-0 Ivy), riding high after being nationally ranked this week for the first time in five years, came alive for 14 points in the third third quarter to overcome a first half deficit and keep its perfect record alive.

Locked and Loaded

The Harvard defensive line, led by junior Truman Jones, gears up for a confrontation with Big Red offensive line in Saturday's matchup.

Preview: Red-Hot Meets Big Red As No. 22 Harvard Prepares For Home Tilt Against Cornell

Last weekend, Harvard (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) chugged into Worcester on the commuter rail and, after defeating No. 24/RV Holy Cross 38-13, left on the Acela, racing towards the heart of the Ivy League regular season behind the momentum of a statement victory against a nationally ranked opponent. Cornell (0-3, 0-1 Ivy) will try to stop the newly-minted No. 22 Crimson in its tracks as the Big Red travel to Harvard Stadium in both teams’ second conference matchup of the 2021 season. The game, which will be televised on ESPN+, will take place on Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET.


Senior quarterback Jake Smith hands the ball off to Aaron Shampklin. The junior running back has enjoyed a strong start to the 2021 campaign, with 376 rushing yards and four scores to his credit through three games.

Hot Pursuit

Junior defensive lineman Jacob Sykes pursues Holy Cross sophomore quarterback Marco Siderman. For the third consecutive game, the front seven was a story for the Crimson, contributing to the Harvard defensive effort that saw three sacks, four turnovers, and only 13 points allowed.

Football Handles Nationally-Ranked Holy Cross 38-13 to Improve to 3-0

For the first time in the 2021 season, Harvard (3-0, 1-0 Ivy) faced a team ranked higher than it as it traveled to Worcester, Mass., to face No. 24/RV Holy Cross (3-2, 0-0 Patriot League). The Crimson stepped up to the challenge, opening the game strong and pulling away in the fourth quarter with crucial defensive stops on fourth downs to secure a 38-13 victory.

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