O is for Overtime
The Game: Harvard-Yale A to Z
In 128 playings of The Game, there has only been one overtime matchup, a 2005 triple-overtime thriller from which Harvard emerged victorious, 30–24. Overtime became a Game possibility in the 1969 season, when a rule change prohibited ties.
The first tie of the Harvard-Yale rivalry was the scoreless 1879 matchup. The eighth and last tie came in 1968, when both teams arrived for The Game undefeated on the season. Yale was the favorite, but Harvard staged a dramatic comeback, scoring 16 points in the closing 42 seconds of the game, inspiring the now-famous Crimson headline “Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29.”