Harvard Running Back’s Gesture Costs Crimson Touchdown Versus Yale

Annette Crawford
November 18, 2018

The flag wasn't the worst thing to happen to Harvard in the game.

Harvard's began to pull away when sophomore Devin Darrington scooted 24 yards for an apparent TD but the play was negated by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Darrington when prior to crossing the goal line the sophomore wagged his finger at pursuing Bulldogs.

Harvard running back Devin Darrington was cruising into the end zone when he made a gesture that even his coach believed deserved a penalty.

As a result of the penalty, the touchdown was wiped out and Harvard was assessed a 15-yard penalty.

That's just sloppy and careless, especially in a rivalry matchup, and regardless, at no point is this a good idea mid-game. Two plays later, he took it in from the 4 to give Harvard a 37-27 lead. He didn't throw a pass all week.


Darrington made up for his error, scoring two touchdowns to help his team seal the win, according to Yahoo! The doctors said he'll never be able to play this weekend. Harvard ended up kicking a field goal on the drive.

Saturday's injury was not as serious as originally feared, as Harvard announced after the game that Stewart already had been released from the hospital. He's going to be an outstanding football player ... but he was wrong.

It was a back-and-forth affair for the first three quarters.

"They put guys in great positions".

A shanked punt by Galland led to Stewart connecting with senior Brian Dunlap on a 43-yard hookup to the Yale 26.

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