Harvard and Yale meet for the 125th time Saturday, but they'll never top the finish of the 1968 game, when the Crimson scored 16 points in the final 42 seconds to tie the Bulldogs, 29-29. The rally inspired the Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper, to print the headline, "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29."
Yale had running back Calvin Hill and quarterback Brian Dowling. One of Harvard's offensive tackles was Tommy Lee Jones. Yale undergrad Gary Trudeau was in the stands that day and Dowling became the inspiration for the character B.D. in Trudeau's "Doonesbury."
Kevin Rafferty, who was an undergrad at Harvard and attended the 1968 game, decided to put the story to film. The documentary "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29" has just been released and the reviews are favorable. Rafferty has been making the rounds this week promoting the film, including an interview with Connor Ennis in The Quad, the New York Times college sports blog, and an appearance National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."