Princeton had not won at Cambridge since 1957, and twice—in 1961 and 1963—had come in undefeated. But in this game there was never really much threat of an upset. Gogolak had a 48-yard field-goal try bounce awry off the goal post crossbar in the first period, but before that could be construed as a good omen for Harvard, Princeton had intercepted a pass at the 30 and scored in five plays. Landeck threw to Cashdollar for nine yards and again for 14 to the one-yard line, and Kerstetter piled in from there.
Landeck drove the Tigers 68 yards for the second touchdown in the second quarter, dealing left and then right and back again like some kind of supermetronome. He sprinted out left and passed to Cashdollar for 14; back to the right to Cashdollar for nine; left to Wingback Bowers for nine more, then to Shortside End Bill Potter for 11 and to Bedell for four. He got the score himself, sweeping the right side from the two behind an escort of Bedell, Bowers and Kerstetter. Gogolak's 44th extra point tied his brother's collegiate record.
Harvard eventually discovered—it must have been a surprise—that it could move Savidge by double-teaming him with Tackle John Peterson and Guard Joe O'Donnell and did so effectively on an 80-yard third-quarter drive that cut the difference to 14-6. Princeton was in a five-man front, often looping and overcompensating to the outside. On traps and slants, Harvard pushed Halfbacks Bobby Leo and Walter Grant through on power jolts of five to 10 yards. Leo got the touchdown from the five.
Adjusting, Princeton shut off the Harvard running game in the last quarter and made one more pass at the goal, but lost a touchdown when Kerstetter fumbled diving into the end zone.
The Tigers now have Yale and Dartmouth to play at Palmer Stadium and both games are sold out. This is a sign of true love, of course, but Princeton fans know how to keep a team in its place. They barely half filled the stadium for the Tigers' 15th straight victory (over Penn). It would not do at all to let on that they really think Princeton is great or something.