A fake field goal. A surprise onside kick. Even some naked revelers in the Yale student section attempting to distract archrival Harvard.
And the biggest trick of all from Yale in the 133rd edition of The Game: A 21-14 upset over the Crimson on Saturday to end a nine-year losing streak in one of the oldest rivalries in sports and spoil Harvard's chances of an unprecedented fourth straight Ivy League title.
"There's been a long streak. We don't like to talk about it," said Yale quarterback Kurt Rawlings, a freshman who threw for two touchdowns and ran for 74 yards. "But it's over. Now it's our streak."