Yale-Harvard 2017: Scenes from The Game

Yale-Harvard 2017:
Scenes from The Game

Published on November 19, 2017

In front of a packed house at the Yale Bowl, the Yale football team secured its first outright Ivy League title since 1980. The Bulldogs defeated Harvard 24–3 in the 134th playing of The Game.

Linebacker Foye Oluokun ’18 left it all on the field in his final collegiate game. (Surbhi Bharadwaj)

The 134th rendition of The Game was the first on the sideline for Handsome Dan XVIII. (Surbhi Bharadwaj)

Yale had not defeated Harvard at the Yale Bowl since 1999. (Surbhi Bharadwaj)

Yalies were keen to remind Harvard students that class awaited them back in Cambridge. (Kristina Kim)

Quarterback Kurt Rawlings ’20 responded to a second-quarter interception with a touchdown pass on the next Yale possession. (Surbhi Bharadwaj)

Wide receiver J.P. Shohfi ’20 put Yale on the scoreboard in the second quarter with a reception in the back corner of the endzone. (Kristina Kim)

Less than a minute after taking the lead, the Bulldogs went ahead by 11 points with a scoop-and-score by cornerback Malcolm Dixon ’20. (Kristina Kim)

Offensive lineman Jon Bezney ’18 missed all of 2016 with a knee injury, but anchored an Eli line that dominated in the trenches on Saturday. (Surbhi Bharadwaj)

Defensive lineman J. Hunter Roman ’19 grabbed one of four takeaways for a stout Eli defense against Harvard. (Surbhi Bharadwaj)

Kicker Alex Galland ’19 put Yale up 17–3 going into halftime with a 25-yard field goal. (Kristina Kim)

The Eli faithful packed the stands on Saturday. (Kristina Kim)

Running back Zane Dudek ’21 concluded his rookie season averaging 7.1 yards per carry. (Kristina Kim)

Saybrook students were front and center in the Yale student section for their annual strip. (Kristina Kim)

In the final seconds of The Game, the Elis could sense the magnitude of the historic win. (Surbhi Bharadwaj)

(Surbhi Bharadwaj)

(Kristina Kim)


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