A season that began with significant hype ended, as the last eight seasons have, in disappointment. With a 38–19 loss on Saturday, the Yale football team fell to Harvard for the ninth-straight time.
With the win, the Crimson (9–1, 6–1 Ivy) earned a share of the Ivy title for the third year in a row, joining Penn and Dartmouth atop the league. One season removed from a third-place finish, Yale (6–4, 3–4) finished tied for fourth with a sub-0.500 record in conference play.
Not quite as dramatic an outcome as the 1968 game between Harvard and Yale. That’s the one in which the Crimson proclaimed victory with one of the greatest newspaper headlines of all time: Harvard Beats Yale 29-29. It’s a headline that spawned a film documentary as well
Still, being the ninth in a row, perhaps the defeat was just as crushing as the 1968 loss.
Ah, well, there’s always next year my Bulldog friends 😀