You never know what you might see when Harvard plays Yale in football. In 1968, when both teams were undefeated with 8-0 records, Yale looked on its way to victory as it led by 16 points with just 42 seconds left. In one of the wildest finishes ever in college football, the Crimson tied the score, leading to the famous Harvard Crimson headline: “ HARVARD BEATS YALE, 29-29.”
The 1952 Game is remembered for the “ultimate insult” when Yale’s football team manager, Charlie Yeager, was put in the game to catch a two-point conversion that culminated a 41-14 Eli blowout at the Stadium.
Here are some more facts about the historic rivalry:
Total Games Played: 130.
Series Standing: Yale, 65 wins; Harvard, 57 wins; 8 ties.
Series Since Ivy Play in 1956: Harvard, 33 wins; Yale, 24 wins; one tie.
Record With Ivy Title Implications: Harvard, 15 wins; Yale, 11 wins, one tie.
Total Points Scored: Yale, 1,744; Harvard, 1,680.
Shutouts: Yale 35; Harvard 27.
Last Harvard Win: 2013 -- Harvard 34, Yale 7 in New Haven.
Last Yale Win: 2006 -- Yale 34, Harvard 13 in Cambridge.
Last Tie: 1968 -- Harvard 29, Yale 29 in Cambridge.
Current Streak: Harvard, 7 wins.