Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Y is for Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29

There appears to be a documentary out now about the 1968 H-Y game, and with some justification. Consider:

• Both teams arrived undefeated, the first such meeting since 1909.
• Yale was the heavy favorite, ranked 16th, and led by QB Brian Dowling, a senior who had lost exactly one game as a starter dating to sixth grade (the Cincinatti City Championship game), and future NFL star Calvin Hill.
• Yale led 22-0 at half.
• And 29-13 with 42 seconds to go.
• At that point, Yale was on its back-up QB.

And then in 42 seconds, Harvard tied the game.

It went TD, 2pt, onside, TD as time expired, 2pt to end the game.

The headline is from the Harvard Crimson on the following Monday.

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