Brown and Harvard will face each other in an early season Ivy showdown between last year’s Ivy League Co-Champions on Friday evening, September 25th under the lights in Boston, Mass. All the action starts at 7:00 p.m. at Harvard Stadium in the 109th meeting between the two Ancient Eight schools.
Brown (0-1, 0-0 Ivy) opened its 132nd season of intercollegiate football last week with a 21-20 loss to Stony Brook in Stony Brook, New York. Bears’ junior quarterback Kyle Newhall completed 29 passes, three for touchdowns, in his collegiate debut. Harvard (0-1, 0-0 Ivy) opened its season at Holy Cross, falling to the Crusaders by a 27-20 margin.
Last year’s meeting between Brown and Harvard proved to be one of the most memorable for Brown fans, with the Bears stopping a two-point Crimson conversion attempt in the waning moments for a 24-22 victory over Harvard at Brown Stadium. Buddy Farnham ’10 caught touchdown passes of 25 and 23 yards, while Bobby Sewall ’10 caught 9 passes for 105 yards and scored on a three-yard run.
Brown and Harvard have met 108 times, dating back to 1893, with the Crimson holding a 77-29-2 series advantage. Brown earned a 24-22 victory over the Crimson last year at Brown Stadium and went on to share the Ivy League Championship with the Crimson with a 6-1 Ivy League record. Harvard had won the previous eight meetings since the series moved to the second game of the season for both teams, its last win a 24-17 decision over the Bears in 2007.
The Bears return six of their 15 All-Ivy players from a year ago, including first team wide receiver Buddy Farnham ’10 (Andover, MA), first team tackle Paul Jasinowski ’10 (Washington, DC), first team wide receiver Bobby Sewall ’10 (Portsmouth, RI), first team defensive tackle David Howard ’10 (Columbia, MD), second team defensive end James Develin ’10 (Gilbertsville, PA), and second team safety Chris Perkins ’10 (Bridgeton, MO).
Making his collegiate debut, junior Kyle Newhall (Gilbert, AZ) looked cool under fire, throwing touchdown passes of 20, 23 and five yards in Brown’s season opener against Stony Brook. He opened the game by connecting on all 11 of his first quarter passes. Newhall aired it out 45 times against the Seawolves, completing 29 passes for 267 yards. He also ran four times for 21 yards.
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