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Dartmouth 30, Harvard 16

11/1/2003

BOSTON (AP) -- Charles Rittgers threw two touchdown passes and
ran for another as Dartmouth defeated Harvard 30-16 on Saturday.

Harvard (6-1, 3-1 Ivy League) had three passes intercepted and
failed to score after driving inside the Dartmouth 5-yard-line
twice as they saw their hopes for an undefeated season dashed.

Rittger, who completed 17 of 33 passes for 344 yards, threw his
first touchdown pass to Andrew Hall with 3:50 left in the first
quarter and the second to Casey Cramer with 3:11 remaining in the
first half, giving the Big Green a 16-9 lead at halftime.
Dartmouth's other first-half score came on a Tyler Lavin 50-yard
field goal in the second quarter.

Clifton Dawson scored on a 71-yard run midway through the first
quarter and Jim Morroco kicked a 25-yard field goal for the Crimson
in the opening half.

Chris Little's 35-yard run at 2:41 of the third quarter staked
Dartmouth to a 23-9 lead.

Harvard answered with a 55-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick, who
was 12 of 21 for 161 yards with two interceptions, to Rodney Byrnes
in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.

But Rittgers closed the scoring on a 2-yard plunge with 12:23
left in the game.

The victory was the second in a row for Dartmouth (3-4, 2-2)
over Harvard. The last time they achieved that feat was in 1995-96.