Colleges

Harvard vs. Columbia football preview

Harvard Crimson quarterback Jake Smith runs through the Dartmouth defense during their football game at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)
Winslow Townson for The Globe
Harvard QB Jake Smith (10) threw for three TDs in last weekend’s win over Dartmouth.

 When, where: Saturday, 1 p.m., at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium, New York.

 Radio: Bloomberg 106.1 FM/1330 AM; WHRB-FM 95.3.

 Records: Harvard 4-3 (2-2 Ivy); Columbia 6-1 (3-1 Ivy).

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 Head to head: This will be the 76th meeting. Harvard has dominated the series at 60-14-1, with 13 straight wins.

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 Offensive leaders: Harvard — QB Jake Smith (920 yards, 5 TDs, 5 INTs); QB Joe Viviano (415 yards, 1 TD, on 34 completions); RB Charlie Booker III (651 yards, 6 TDs); RB Aaron Shampklin (272 yards, 3 TDs); WR Justice Shelton-Mosley (21 receptions, 262 yards); WR Taylor Henry (14 receptions, 214 yards, 2 TDs); TE Ryan Antonellis (19 receptions, 215 yards, 2 TDs).

Columbia — QB Anders Hill (1,838 yards, 14 TDs, 8 INTs, 146 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs); RB Tanner Thomas (283 yards, 1 TD); RB Chris Schroer (240 yards); WR Josh Wainwright (671 yards, 7 TDs); WR Ronald Smith II (418 yards, 4 TDs).

 Of note: Tim Murphy called the Lions “the best Columbia team in my 24 years” as Crimson coach. Columbia is tied atop the Ivy League standings as it chases its first Ivy League title since 1961. Said Murphy: “Their defense is big, strong, and physical . . . They blitz and play man coverage . . . They’re a play or two away from being undefeated.” Columbia suffered a 23-6 loss to Yale last week, ending a seven-game win streak that dated to last season . . . Harvard’s Smith was named co-Rookie of the Week in the Ivy after throwing for 125 yards and three touchdowns in a 25-22 win over Dartmouth last Saturday.

BRANDAN BLOM