Yale wins The Game, Ivy League title, beats Harvard 19-14

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Yale has won The Game in four of the past six seasons.

Jackson Hawes helped Yale win the game on Saturday.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nolan Grooms fired five yards at Jackson Hawes with 6:29 left in the game to lift Yale to a 19-14 victory over Harvard on Saturday in the 138th meeting of the second-longest rivalry in college football.

The Bulldogs won the Ivy League championship in the process after Penn knocked out Princeton 20-19.

Yale won its third Ivy League title in the past five seasons, taking the title outright in 2017 and a share of the championship in 2019. The Bulldogs entered the game with three straight wins, including a thrilling win by 24-20 against previously unbeaten. Princeton.

Yale’s rushing game, the best in the Ivy League and the FCS’ eighth rushing attack, was 219 yards. Joshua Pitsenberger rushed for 82 yards on 21 carries, Tre Peterson carried 13 times for 74 yards and a touchdown, and Grooms added 63 yards on 15 carries.

Harvard’s Charlie Dean threw for two touchdowns, hitting Scott Woods II 64 yards to tie the game at 7-7 in the second quarter and connecting with Tyler Neville on a 24-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to put the Crimson in front , 14-13. But after Yale scored to regain the lead, the Crimson couldn’t manage a first down.

Yale leads the series 69-61-8, but since the Ivy League game in 1956, Harvard leads 37-28-1.

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