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Stanton scores 4 times to lead Harvard to 34-7 win over Yale in The Game

  • Harvard running back Paul Stanton Jr. (29) runs in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Yale Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Harvard running back Paul Stanton Jr. (29) runs in for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Yale Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Harvard defensive back D.J. Monroe (36), right, reaches for a fumble made by Yale wide receiver Candler Rich (32), rear left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Yale Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Harvard defensive back D.J. Monroe (36), right, reaches for a fumble made by Yale wide receiver Candler Rich (32), rear left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Yale Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Harvard running back Paul Stanton Jr. (29), left is pursued by Yale linebacker Victor Egu (10), right, during the first half of an NCAA college football at Yale Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Harvard running back Paul Stanton Jr. (29), left is pursued by Yale linebacker Victor Egu (10), right, during the first half of an NCAA college football at Yale Bowl, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)  (The Associated Press)

Paul Stanton scored four touchdowns to tie a record for the 138-year history of The Game, and Harvard beat Yale 34-7 on Saturday — the seventh consecutive victory for the Crimson against their longtime rivals.

Stanton ran for two TDs and caught two in the first half to help Harvard (9-1, 6-1 Ivy League) stay alive in the conference championship race. The Crimson would share the title with Princeton with a loss by the Tigers to Dartmouth later Saturday.

On a cold and windy day before a crowd of 50,934 at the 99-year-old Yale Bowl, the Bulldogs fell behind 31-0 before scoring their only touchdown late in the third quarter. Yale (5-5, 3-4) has a 65-57-8 lead the series, which was first played in 1875, but it has lost 12 of the last 13 meetings against Harvard.