College: Ten thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

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October 30, 2019

1. Boston College looked like an FCS team Saturday night against Clemson. I want to believe that the 59-7 score was not indicative of the talent difference between these two programs right now but I am afraid it is. B.C doesn’t have the athletes to match up with Clemson. 2. The Globe’s Julian Benbow wrote a story on Sunday that Rutgers might be interested in hiring Eagles coach Steve Addazio….

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (4-1) at Princeton Tigers (5-0)

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October 26, 2019

If Harvard is going to contend for an Ivy League title, then they are going to have to go on the road and beat an undefeated Princeton team. It will be a tall task as the Tigers have one of the most potent offenses in the country. They will challenge the Crimson’s young but talented defense. Here are three keys to this game for the Crimson. 1. Ball control: Harvard…

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Harvard Preview: Cornell Big Red (1-2) at Harvard Crimson (2-1)

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October 12, 2019

Harvard’s defense looks to lead the charge today against Cornell. The Crimson will look to make it three straight home wins when Cornell visits Cambridge today. The weather is going to be cold, raw and rainy. Perfect weather to run the football. Here three keys to the game for Harvard. 1. Pound the Rock: The Crimson have run the ball well the last two games and today is the perfect…

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Harvard Preview: Howard Bison (1-4) at Harvard Crimson (1-1)

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October 5, 2019

Jake Smith was impressive last week in the Crimson’s over Brown. The Crimson welcome Howard University to Cambridge for the first ever meeting between the two programs. After losing to San Diego in week one, the Crimson bounced back last Friday night beating Brown 42-7. Here are three thoughts on this game. 1. Jake Smith must carry over last week’s performance: Smith was terrific in the win over Brown last…

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (0-0) at San Diego Toreros (0-2)

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September 21, 2019

Harvard kicks off its 146th season of football with a trip west to take on the University of San Diego Toreros. USD is 0-2 on the season with losses to Cal Poly and a tough 38-35 loss to UC Davis last week. Here three thoughts on the game. 1. Start the season right offensively: Quarterback Jake Smith and the Harvard offense need to get off to a good start. The…

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Harvard: 2019 Season Preview

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September 21, 2019

Kickoff: The Harvard Crimson kick off their 146th season with several question marks at key positions. Harvard graduated 30 seniors so there are going to be a lot of new faces starting on both sides of the ball. Head coach Tim Murphy is entering his 26th season at the helm. Murphy and his staff have been a model of consistency. The Crimson have won nine Ivy League titles under Murphy….

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