Blake Stenstrom threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score to power Princeton to a 37-10 victory over Harvard on Friday night in Cambridge.
Princeton (6-0, 3-0 Ivy League), ranked 23rd in the FCS coaches poll, needed just six plays on its opening possession to grab a 7-0 lead, scoring on Stenstrom's 61-yard pass to Andrei Iosivas.
Stenstrom stretched the Tigers’ lead to 14-3 late in the second quarter with a 14-yard scoring toss to Ryan Butler. Harvard (4-2, 2-1) closed to within four points at halftime when Charlie Dean passed to Tyler Neville for a 10-yard touchdown with 1:24 left in the quarter.
Princeton needed five plays on its first possession of the second half to push its lead to 21-10. Stenstrom hit Iosivas for a 46-yard gain before connecting with Dylan Classi for a 23-yard touchdown.
Princeton stayed comfortably in front after Butler’s 1-yard touchdown run left the Tigers leading, 28-10, after three quarters. Stenstrom’s scoring run was a 4-yarder with 7:16 left in the game.
Stenstrom finished with 278 yards on 18-of-27 passing for the Tigers and rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries. Iosivas had nine receptions for a career-high 176 yards.
Dean completed 20 of 32 passes for 186 yards for the Crimson. Running back Aidan Borguet, who entered play averaging a league-best 124 yards per game, was held to 96 on 15 carries.
Last year Princeton beat Harvard, 18-16, in five overtimes on its way to the Ivy League title.
Princeton leads the all-time series, 59-48-7, in a rivalry that dates to 1877.