Harvard beats Yale 34-24, wins The Game

Harvard beats Yale 34-24, wins The Game
November 17, 2012, 3:37 pm
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Harvard running back Treavor Scales (24) rushes with the ball ahead of the Yale defense during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Cambridge, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple scrambled 18 yards for one touchdown and had a 61-yard run to set up another on Saturday to lead the Crimson to a 34-24 victory over Yale and their sixth consecutive victory in The Game.

It is the first time in a rivalry that started in 1875 that Harvard (8-2, 5-2 Ivy League) has beaten Yale six times in a row. Yale (2-8, 1-6) won six in a row from 1902-07 and eight in a row in the 1880s.

A game that was 3-3 at halftime broke open in the second, as emergency Yale quarterback Henry Furman - who's on the roster as a wide receiver - led the Elis to three second-half touchdowns.

But after Yale took a 24-20 lead midway through the fourth quarter, Chapple broke free on Harvard's first play for his 61-yard run.