Harvard Wins The JV Game

Grant Wallace celebrates a touchdown. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Grant Wallace celebrates a touchdown. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Furman and Wallace Combine for Lone TD in 37-6 Loss

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Harvard shut the Yale offense out for the final 42:27 Friday afternoon at Clint Frank Field, pulling away for a 37-6 win in The Junior Varsity Game. The Bulldogs' lone score came on a 10-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Henry Furman to freshman wide receiver Grant Wallace.

Harvard drove for a 26-yard field goal on its first possession, then took advantage of a bad snap on punt attempt by the Bulldogs to start its next drive at the Yale 17 and punch in a touchdown three plays later for a 10-0 lead.

The teams then traded punts for the rest of the first quarter, with freshman tailback Wynston Bouknight providing one offensive highlight by breaking off a 26-yard run.

A Harvard punt from deep in Crimson territory set the Yale offense up at the Harvard 35 late in the first. After sophomore receiver Jack Bechert drew a pass interference call for 15 yards, Furman completed three straight passes to get the ball to the 12. Bouknight converted a fourth-and-two with a two-yard run, then three plays later Furman found Wallace in the end zone to pull Yale within 10-6.

But that would be the end of the scoring for the Elis. After the next Harvard drive ended with a turnover on downs at the Yale 46, the Crimson scored on three straight possessions (two touchdowns and a field goal) to go into halftime up 27-6.

Yale's first two possessions of the third quarter ended with a fumble and a punt. Sophomore defensive back Kyle Aberton just missed an interception on a fourth-down pass from the Yale 32, and the Bulldog offense wound up losing eight yards before punting on the ensuing possession.

A Crimson interception set the Harvard offense up at the Yale 19 late in the third quarter, and that led to a 25-yard field goal that made it 30-6. A 29-yard rushing touchdown by running back Tyler Caveness with 4:08 to play, his second of the day, made the final 37-6.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity