Harvard Outclass Boston College

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Harvard completely outclassed Boston College in the semifinals of the NRU on Saturday to win 35-0.

The game, played in terrible conditions, was dominated by Harvard from the kick-off. Boston College, strong favorites going into the match, were out-muscled up front and simply could not counter the variation that Harvard had on attack.

Boston College was very limited in attack- the Eagles relied on a game plan that was reminiscent of a style that teams played in the 1980's. The Eagles' use of one off runners off the halfback and their lack of variation in the lineout were easily picked off by the Crimson.

Harvard, in turn, was ruthless when any opportunities came their way.


Harvard's star of the game was fullback Dan Deighton who scored 4 outstanding tries. The Harvard backline had Boston College in tatters at times. Rob Campbell and Josh Copp gave the illusive Deighton plenty of space and opportunity to create headaches in the BC defense.

After watching endless video footage of BC's game plan, Harvard was able to pick BC's lineout winning all but three. Facing this kind of dominance, BC simply did not have sufficient time with possession, and they were worn down. Eventually, the floodgates opened.

BC's misery was made complete in the 72nd minute. Just as they were hammering away and threatening the Harvard line, they turned over the ball, and Harvard ended up with a try down the other end of the field. It was one of those days for the Eagles.

Harvard 35
Tries: Dan Deighton (4), Greg Balliro
Con: Jean Sebastien Cagnioncle (2)
Pen: Jean Sebastien Cagnioncle (2)

Boston College 0

Halftime 13-0

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