Harvard-Cornell football preview

Cambridge, MA - 9/23/2017 - (1st Half) Harvard Crimson running back Jack Stansell (87) dives for extra yardage as he is hit by Brown Bears cornerback Josh Greene (4), Harvard home opener vs. Brown. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nicholas Ironside, Topic: 24Brown-Harvard, LOID: 8.3.3784712082.
Barry Chin/Globe staff
Harvard’s Jack Stansell dives for extra yardage against Brown in the team’s home opener Sept. 23.

 When, where: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field, Ithaca, N.Y.

 Radio: Bloomberg 1330 AM/106.1 FM.

 Records: Harvard 2-1 (1-0 Ivy); Cornell 0-3 (0-1 Ivy).


 Offensive leaders: Harvard — QB Joe Viviano (408 yards passing, 1 TD, 0 INTs), QB Jake Smith (286 yards passing, 1 TD, 2 INTs), RB Charlie Booker III (289 yards rushing, 4 TDs); WR Adam Scott (14 receptions, 152 yards); Cornell — QB Dalton Banks (758 yards passing, 3 TDs, 9 INTs), RB Harold Coles (117 yards rushing, 1 TD), WR James Hubbard (177 yards receiving, 1 TD).

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 Head to head: Harvard leads the series, 47-32-2, and has won the last 11 meetings. The Crimson took last year’s matchup, 29-13, at the Stadium.

 Of note: Viviano and Smith have been splitting time under center this season, and Harvard coach Tim Murphy said the platoon will continue Saturday. Smith completed 16 of 30 passes for 214 yards and two picks in last week’s 41-2 rout of Georgetown, while Viviano threw for 66 yards and a touchdown on five completions . . . Crimson junior Justice Shelton-Mosley was named the Ivy League’s special teams player of the week for averaging 21.5 yards on four punt returns against Georgetown, taking the first punt of the game 91 yards for a touchdown. It was the longest punt return for a TD in school history.