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Subject: Carm Cozza (1930-2018)...remembered for this headline: "Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29"

Rob Durkee
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Date Posted: Friday, January 05, 10:09:18am

Sometimes, you can be remembered for something you’d really rather forget.

Certainly Carmen Louis “Carm” Cozza qualifies. He’s in the College Football Hall Of Fame. He compiled a 179-119-5 record and won 10 Ivy League titles as Yale football coach from 1965 to 1996.

And yet, when I found out he died Thursday at the age of 87, the FIRST THING I remembered was this headline that appeared in the Harvard school newspaper, The Harvard Crimson in November of 1968, nearly 50 years ago...

“Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29”

That’s no typo. That’s a real headline. I found it online. For the uninformed, Harvard and Yale are and have been bitter rivals in the Ivy League. In 1968, the schools were considered what we’d today call Division I in football. We had no overtimes in 1968…

Just comebacks.

Like Harvard coming from a 29-13 deficit with two touchdowns and two two-point conversions.

In the final 42 seconds. See for yourself…


Ten years ago, we had a TV documentary on this game which to this day is dubbed “The greatest football game in Ivy League history.”

For more on that game, that headline…and Carmen Cozza….




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The documentary they made by that name was fantastic (NT)RussFriday, January 05, 11:58:29am
The actor Tommy Lee Jones was an offensive lineman for Harvard in that 1968 game. (NT)Ed TraceyFriday, January 05, 01:02:01pm

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