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Harvard 17, Yale 7

November 22, 1997

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Harvard won the Ivy League title with its first ever undefeated league season with a 17-7 win Saturday over Yale which finished winless in the conference.

Crimson sophomore tailback Chris Menick set a single-season school rushing record with a total 1,167 yards. He had 167 yards on 22 carries and scored one touchdown. Menick’s 14 touchdowns also establish a new single-season record at Harvard (9-1, 7-0 Ivy).

Yale’s (1-9, 0-7) winless league record marks only the second time in 41 years of conference history that Yale has failed to win a game in the conference.

As the seconds counted down to the end of the game, Harvard fans mobbed the field. Some 26,064 watched the Crimson make history ih a raw drizzle.

Yale played the best it has all season, with several scoring drives, including a fourth quarter touchdown from southpaw quarterpack Joe Walland (188 yards 15 of 30 completions) to flanker Ken Marschner who made a lunging 18-yard catch in the endzone.

There were no turnovers in the game.

Crimson quarterback Rich Linden passed for 121 yards on 12 completions, but fell 36 yards short of a Harvard single season passing record.

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