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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.