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Go Green
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Date Posted: 08:12:11 11/20/16 Sun
In reply to: bulldog10jw 's message, "Y-H" on 12:46:25 11/19/16 Sat


When was the last time a noncontending team beat a contending team in a season finale to cost that team the championship (or part of a championship)?

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Memphis Bill
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Date Posted: 08:49:44 11/20/16 Sun

Can't answer Go Green's question about last time a non-contender knocked off a contender, but last time there was such a big upset in H-Y rivalry was 3-5 H team beating 8-0 Yale in Bowl before 75,000.

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Memphis Bill
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Date Posted: 14:00:57 11/20/16 Sun

The Harvard upset of Yale to which I refer happened in 1979.

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voy vey
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Date Posted: 14:38:47 11/20/16 Sun

Memphis Bill - Harvard was actually 2-6 entering The Game in 1979, when they torched an unbeaten Yale team in the Bowl, 22-7. Yale still won the title outright, though.

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/11/18/the-history-of-the-underdog/

Article above was written prior to yesterday's game.
Some excerpts -

"Since 1970, the team entering the contest with the lower record has emerged victorious on just 13 occasions."

"Harvard has typically been the team to pull off the upset. Of those 13 wins by the unfavored opponent, the Crimson owns 10 of them, with only two coming in the past 16 years. The last time the Bulldogs won as the underdogs in The Game was in 1993."

"Harvard delivered the Bulldogs’ only loss in 1974, 1979 and 2007."

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