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Scenes From The Game

January-February 2011

Yale’s defense held Gino Gordon ’11, Harvard’s all-Ivy running back, to 36 yards rushing, but couldn’t keep him out of the end zone. Gordon rushed for short-yardage touchdowns in both halves of The Game. At the team’s postseason banquet he received the Crocker Award as the team’s most valuable player.

Yale’s defense held Gino Gordon ’11, Harvard’s all-Ivy running back, to 36 yards rushing, but couldn’t keep him out of the end zone. Gordon rushed for short-yardage touchdowns in both halves of The Game. At the team’s postseason banquet he received the Crocker Award as the team’s most valuable player.

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

Quarterback Collier Winters ’12 completed 13 of 16 passes for 124 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown against Yale. His longest throw, a 46-yard pass to receiver Marco Iannuzzi ’11, set up Harvard’s first score of the day. Iannuzzi was back in uniform after breaking a collarbone in the season’s third game.

Quarterback Collier Winters ’12 completed 13 of 16 passes for 124 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown against Yale. His longest throw, a 46-yard pass to receiver Marco Iannuzzi ’11, set up Harvard’s first score of the day. Iannuzzi was back in uniform after breaking a collarbone in the season’s third game.

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

Senior linebacker Nick Hasselberg (94) was in on 20 tackles, tying a single-game Harvard record set in 1999 by Isaiah Kacyvenski ’00. Above, he wraps up Eli wideout Cameron Sundquist after a four-yard pass reception in the opening period. Trailing the play is linebacker Alex Gedeon (49).

Senior linebacker Nick Hasselberg (94) was in on 20 tackles, tying a single-game Harvard record set in 1999 by Isaiah Kacyvenski ’00. Above, he wraps up Eli wideout Cameron Sundquist after a four-yard pass reception in the opening period. Trailing the play is linebacker Alex Gedeon (49).

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

Cornerback Dan Minamide ’12 (9) and linebacker Alexander Norman ’13 (46) cut down end Chris Blohm after a three-yard pass reception in the second quarter.

Cornerback Dan Minamide ’12 (9) and linebacker Alexander Norman ’13 (46) cut down end Chris Blohm after a three-yard pass reception in the second quarter.

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

Yale quarterback Patrick Witt, the Ivy League’s top passer, was sacked six times by Harvard defenders. End Ryan Burkhead ’11 (92) had a career-high 2.5 sacks for a net loss of 20 yards. The Eli behind Burkhead is running back Mordecai Cargill.

Yale quarterback Patrick Witt, the Ivy League’s top passer, was sacked six times by Harvard defenders. End Ryan Burkhead ’11 (92) had a career-high 2.5 sacks for a net loss of 20 yards. The Eli behind Burkhead is running back Mordecai Cargill.

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

Linebacker Alex Gedeon ’12, who will captain the 2011 squad, was credited with seven solo tackles and 10 assists against Yale. Above: with Collin Zych closing in, Gedeon (49) stops halfback Cargill after a first-half gain of four yards.

Linebacker Alex Gedeon ’12, who will captain the 2011 squad, was credited with seven solo tackles and 10 assists against Yale. Above: with Collin Zych closing in, Gedeon (49) stops halfback Cargill after a first-half gain of four yards.

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

Tackle Josué Ortiz ’12 got a hero’s welcome on the Harvard sideline after blocking a Yale punt in the third period. His big defensive play set up a rushing touchdown by Gino Gordon that gave Harvard a 21-14 lead.

Tackle Josué Ortiz ’12 got a hero’s welcome on the Harvard sideline after blocking a Yale punt in the third period. His big defensive play set up a rushing touchdown by Gino Gordon that gave Harvard a 21-14 lead.

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

Halfback Alex Thomas was Yale’s heavy-duty rusher, carrying 23 times for 71 yards and three short-yardage touchdowns. On Yale’s last drive of the game, he was run down by a Harvard posse led by strong safety Jonathan Mason ’12 (2), end Chuks Obi ’11 (97), and free safety and captain Collin Zych ’11 (27).

Halfback Alex Thomas was Yale’s heavy-duty rusher, carrying 23 times for 71 yards and three short-yardage touchdowns. On Yale’s last drive of the game, he was run down by a Harvard posse led by strong safety Jonathan Mason ’12 (2), end Chuks Obi ’11 (97), and free safety and captain Collin Zych ’11 (27).

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

With Crimson in triumph flashing: Captain Collin Zych rode off on his teammates’ shoulders after the final whistle. The 28-21 victory was Harvard’s fourth straight over Yale, and its ninth in the last 10 Harvard-Yale games.

With Crimson in triumph flashing: Captain Collin Zych rode off on his teammates’ shoulders after the final whistle. The 28-21 victory was Harvard’s fourth straight over Yale, and its ninth in the last 10 Harvard-Yale games.

Photograph by Meredith Keffer

On November 20, the Crimson logged their fourth straight win over the Elis in the Harvard-Yale game, coming from behind to score 21 points in the second half. This put Harvard in a three-way tie with Yale and Brown for second place in the Ivy standings, and made the team's graduating seniors the first in Harvard history to go undefeated against Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth. In the image gallery above, see some memorable moments from The Game 2010.

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